Staff Vice President, Translational Research
Andrea DeVries, PhD, leads a team of researchers responsible for a wide range of studies that actively provide business insights back to Anthem and other payer-related clients. Recent topics include evaluation of benefit design and reimbursement strategies, comparative effectiveness, emerging technologies, management of chronic disease, trends in specialty pharmacy, and health plan initiatives to improve quality and efficiency of care. She has been with HealthCore since 2006.
Prior to HealthCore, Dr. DeVries spent seven years at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Inc., where her work primarily focused on evaluation of disease management and condition management. She also spent several years at Prime Therapeutics, a Blues-owned pharmacy benefits manager, where she analyzed medical and pharmacy claims data on projects related to benefit design, patient adherence to medication, and market share shifts.
To better understand the potential health and financial benefits of VBID models for consumers, we evaluated the impact of a large employer’s decision to remove employee and dependents’ out-of-pocket costs for primary care physician (PCP) visits.