Romilla Batra, M.D., Joins SCAN Health Plan’s Medical Management Team
(LONG BEACH, CALIF. – July 20, 2011) —SCAN Health Plan has appointed Romilla A. Batra, M.D., MBA, as a medical director for California. As a member of SCAN’s medical management team, Dr. Batra’s responsibilities will include providing clinical support for utilization management and supporting SCAN in its effort to achieve CMS’s five-star quality rating.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Batra join our medical management team at such a significant time in the history of our industry,” said Timothy Schwab, M.D., chief medical officer for SCAN. “Her skills as a clinician and an educator will serve SCAN and our members well as we continue our focus on quality health services.”
Dr. Batra is a board-certified internist with more than a decade of experience as a medical director, clinician and educator. Immediately prior to joining SCAN she worked for five years as the director for ambulatory internal medicine and associate program director for medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Her previous experience also includes serving as a medical director at Indiana University Medical Group Community Health Center in Indianapolis and clinical instructor at UCLA/West Los Angeles VA Hospital.
Dr. Batra completed her residency in internal medicine at UCLA. She also holds a Health Care Executive MBA from UCI, where she continues to volunteer as an associate professor of medicine.
For more than 30 years, SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of seniors and is now the country’s fourth largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan. For more information, visit scanhealthplan.com.
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