Until his resignation in February, Cleve Killingsworth was president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a position he held since 2005. Killingsworth, 57, led the state’s largest health plan and drove significant changes to provider payments, including introducing the alternative quality contract, which rewards providers based on outcomes instead of volume. He was previously president and CEO of Health Alliance Plan in Detroit, one of Michigan’s largest managed-care companies, and senior vice president of insurance and managed care for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. From 1994 to 1998, he led the Central East Division for Kaiser Permanente.
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