AmeriHealth Caritas Appoints Mark Grippi Market President of its Ohio Medicaid Plan
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced it has appointed Mark Grippi as market president of its Ohio Medicaid plan, AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio. In this role, Grippi will be responsible for the plan’s strategic direction, growth, and leadership. In April 2021, AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio was chosen to be one of seven health plans serving Ohio’s Medicaid managed care program. Coverage is scheduled to begin in July 2022.
AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio Market President Mark Grippi. Photo courtesy of AmeriHealth Caritas.
“We are committed to building an Ohio team with deep roots in the state and its communities. Mark’s Ohio-based expertise and record of strong leadership in support of Ohioans aligns with our mission, and demonstrates our commitment to the state and the well-being of its Medicaid members,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul A. Tufano. “We welcome Mark to his new role and look forward to carrying out our mission among individuals and communities most in need.”
Grippi comes to AmeriHealth Caritas with more than 20 years of leadership experience in Ohio’s health care system and other Medicaid health plans. Mark previously served as chief operating officer for Aetna’s Louisiana Medicaid plan, and has held leadership roles at Ohio-based CareSource, Evercare, several Ohio skilled nursing facilities, and the Cleveland Clinic. Grippi is a graduate of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.
“I’m excited to join an organization like AmeriHealth Caritas which is highly regarded for its community presence and focus on the broader factors which influence health,” said Grippi. “Having spent much of my life in Ohio, I’m confident AmeriHealth Caritas will accomplish great things here, and I look forward to leading that effort.”
About AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio
AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio is a managed care organization that is slated to begin serving Ohio Medicaid enrollees in July 2022. AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio will help Ohioans get care, stay well, and build healthy communities by addressing the acute and broader social factors that drive health outcomes.
About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 12 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves nearly 5 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral health services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with nearly 40 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.