Dr. Sachin Jain will replace Chris Wing as CEO of SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan.
He's the former president and CEO of integrated health plan CareMore and palliative care provider Aspire Health, both subsidiaries of Anthem. The organization grew from four to 32 states during his tenure, mostly because of the acquisition and integration of Aspire Health, according to a SCAN statement Thursday. Jain is credited with bolstering CareMore's work on social determinants of health, including loneliness and isolation.
He takes the helm of SCAN starting July 1. Jain ranked 15th on Modern Healthcare's 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives list in 2019.
"Sachin has a deep passion for improving the health and wellness of older adults that is truly inspiring," said Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga, chairperson of SCAN's Board of Directors. "We believe Sachin's commitment to the community SCAN serves and his tireless dedication to finding solutions to the issues that affect older adults will allow us to progress and amplify SCAN's mission in the years to come."
Before joining CareMore in 2015, Jain helped launch CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, briefly serving as its deputy director for policy and programs. He also worked for HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, where he helped implement the HITECH Act. The law used financial incentives and penalties to encourage providers to adopt electronic health records and improve patient privacy.
"Sachin's unrivaled federal policy, health plan, and clinical experience as well as his national leadership on population health and the social determinants of health make him the ideal next CEO for SCAN," said Chris Wing in a statement.
Jain is also an adjunct professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and co-chair of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network's Care Transformation Forum.
SCAN is a $2.4 billion organization with more than 215,000 members.