Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D., is chief medical officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a member of the EXCITE International Advisory Council.
Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D., is chief medical officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation's largest health insurer covering over 106 million people — approximately one-in-three Americans.
As the Association’s chief medical officer, Dr. Haywood supports the innovation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in communities around the country as they improve the choices of healthcare quality and patient safety for their members. He is responsible for the Office of Clinical Affairs, which includes the Center for Clinical Effectiveness, Center for Clinical Practices, and the Center for Clinical Value. Collectively, the Office of Clinical Affairs support opportunities between Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies and stakeholders to improve the choices of affordable, high quality healthcare provided to members.
Dr. Haywood leads the National Council of Physician Executives (NCPE), which consists of chief medical officers and chief pharmacy executives that guide the clinical direction across BCBS companies. Dr. Haywood provides clinical leadership for the 5.3 million-member Federal Employee Program. In addition, Dr. Haywood provides clinical guidance to Blue Health Intelligence, an independent licensee of the BCBSA.
Chief Medical Officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)