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Brenda Hardage promoted to director of Clinical Services and Population Health at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 16, 2017) – Brenda Hardage has been promoted to director of Clinical Services and Population Health at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In her new position, Hardage is responsible for day-to-day oversight of medical management programs for fully insured, self-insured and the federally facilitated marketplace.

Hardage joined Arkansas Blue Cross in October 2006 as case manager, moving into several supervisor positions for case management and exchange programs before her recent promotion. Prior to joining Arkansas Blue Cross, Hardage had more than 12 years in field of medicine.

Hardage earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is working toward a Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in case management at American Sentinal University. She is board certified through The Commission for Case Manager Certification program and is a member of the Case Management Society of America.

Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliates have more than 2,700 employees. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is comprised of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 106 million members — one in three Americans.

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