50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Dr. Andrea Willis
Senior vice president and chief medical officer,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee
Tennessee ranks among the top states when it comes to opioid prescriptions. Willis is leading a charge to stem that tide. She played a key role in the insurer's “Count It! Lock It! Drop It!” campaign, which she helped expand statewide. There are now 62 counties in Tennessee participating in the campaign, which offers twice-annual prescription drug take-back days. The insurer also announced late last year that it would limit the quantity of short-acting opioid prescriptions and no longer cover OxyContin.