Dr. Connie Meeks promoted to senior vice president for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 24, 2018) – Connie Meeks, M.D., has been promoted to
senior vice president at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She will continue in her
role as chief medical officer, a post she has occupied since May 2016, where she is
responsible for Arkansas Blue Cross Medical Management, Medical Audit and Review
Services, BlueAdvantage Medical Management, transplant coordination and quality
and accreditation programs.
Dr. Meeks joined Arkansas Blue Cross in 2000 as regional medical director in the
Northeast Region Sales and Service Center and was promoted to corporate medical
director for Internal Affairs in 2010. During her tenure with the company, she worked
closely with group employers and healthcare providers on a number of medical
management and wellness-related initiatives, served on many committees related to
appeals, credentialing and quality improvement and was accountable for key functions
in the Corporate Medical Division. Dr. Meeks also played a leadership role in the
development of the company’s Collaborative Health Initiatives’ medical management
structure and in the Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas shared services organization.
Dr. Meeks earned her undergraduate degree at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas,
and her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Services Center in San
Antonio. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Area Health Education Center in Jonesboro and was
affiliated with UAMS as a chief resident, assistant professor, and associate program director for 18 years as she treated patients, educated medical students and trained
family practice and other residents.
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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