Universal American (UAM) Appoints New Board Member

August 22, 2016 7:08 AM EDT

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Universal American Corp. (NYSE: UAM) announced that Dr. Mohit Kaushal has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Dr. Kaushal, trained as an emergency room physician, is a leader in healthcare information technology serving as board member, advisor and investor in numerous healthcare IT and services companies aimed at improving clinical outcomes and lowering costs, particularly in the Medicare population.

Richard A. Barasch, Chairman and CEO commented “Over the past 15 years, we have built a platform that combines efficient use of data and care management protocols with the critical work of establishing trust with our physician partners with the goal of improved quality and lower costs. As payment reform accelerates, Dr. Kaushal’s deep experience in health policy, clinical operations and healthcare IT will be an exceptionally valuable asset to Universal American as we continue to strengthen and grow this platform. We now have over 350,000 Medicare beneficiaries on this platform in Medicare Advantage, Medicare Shared Savings ACOs and Next Generation ACOs.”

Dr. Kaushal is an experienced healthcare investor and is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and a Scholar in Residence at the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. Dr. Kaushal previously served in the Obama administration as a member of the Health IT task force. Dr. Kaushal holds a MBA from Stanford University and an MD with distinction from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London, England.

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