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AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Appoints Jordan Weisman as Behavioral Health Chief Medical Officer

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, a Medicaid managed care health plan serving Delawareans using Medicaid and long-term services and supports, announced that it has appointed Jordan Weisman, Psy.D., as its behavioral health chief medical officer. Dr. Weisman is responsible for the health plan's behavioral health program, including clinical affairs and provider relations. He also will play a key role in AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware's integration of physical and behavioral health.

Dr. Weisman comes to AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware after more than 20 years of experience in psychology and behavioral health. He most recently served as vice president of clinical services for Community Education Centers (CEC), a leading national provider of rehabilitative services for offenders in reentry and in-prison treatment facilities that is now part of GEO Group. At CEC, Dr. Weisman oversaw the implementation of evidence-based clinical behavioral health and substance use assessment and treatment interventions across the organization's network.

Dr. Weisman also previously held clinical positions at Philadelphia Mental Health Centers, Assessment and Treatment Alternatives, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and other organizations. He holds a Doctor of Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

"One of the core principles of our model of care is focusing on the whole body. Dr. Weisman's clinical experience in a variety of settings will greatly strengthen our efforts on that front," said AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Market President Emmilyn Lawson. "We are excited to have him lead our behavioral health services in Delaware."

"I am proud to be part of an organization that appreciates how physical and behavioral health complement each other," said Dr. Weisman. "AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware has a great opportunity to shape how health care is delivered in this state, and I look forward to helping the health plan capitalize on that opportunity."

About AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware
AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is one of the Medicaid managed care plans that participate in the Diamond State Health Plan and Diamond State Health Plan-Plus programs. AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware helps Delawareans get proper care and stay well, working with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritasde.com.

About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves approximately 5.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 35 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.