Passport Health Plan Appoints New Medical Director

Dr. James Mumford hired effective January 30, 2012

 February 29, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky – Passport Health Plan is pleased to announce that Dr. James Mumford has accepted the position of Medical Director effective January 30, 2012. Dr. Mumford is joining the Plan’s medical affairs team and will be responsible for improving the Plan’s quality and clinical processes. Dr. Mumford was most notably a previous surveyor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Dr. Mumford is also a seasoned pediatric executive with extensive medical management experience from McNeil Consumer Products in Fort Washington, PA; FHP health plan in Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah; Humana in Louisville KY; United Healthgroup/AmeriChoice Health Services in Philadelphia, PA and most recently Carolina Healthcare Clinics in Union, South Carolina. He has also served as a pediatrician in Hazard, KY.

Dr. Mumford is a published author of “How to Cut Your Children’s Medical Costs,” and received his Masters of Business Administration and MD degrees from the University of Utah. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Utah. Dr. Mumford has a lovely wife and eight children.

“We are excited to have Dr. Mumford join us. He’s an accomplished clinician and physician executive who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly related to quality health outcomes,” said Dr. Stephen Houghland, Chief Medical Officer for Passport Health Plan.

Dr. James Mumford

New Passport Medical Director Dr. James Mumford

Passport Health Plan is a unique public private partnership with the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a provider-sponsored, community-based, member-focused Medicaid health plan that serves more than 170,000 members in 16 Kentucky counties. The Plan has operated successfully over the past 14 years. The counties of service include Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington. Passport Health Plan is sponsored by the University of Louisville Medical School Practice Association, University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish and St. Mary’s Healthcare, Norton Healthcare, and the Louisville/Jefferson County Primary Care Association, which includes the Metro Louisville Department for Health and Wellness and Louisville’s two federally qualified health centers, Family Health Centers and Park DuValle. For additional information, please visit www.passporthealthplan.com.

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