Alicia Berkemeyer is responsible for all primary care, commercial pharmacy, and quality and risk management programs for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliates. She also serves as a consultant for the Patient-Centered Medical Home program transformation and development. Berkemeyer joined Arkansas Blue Cross in 1989 and has held multiple customer service, sales, marketing, and pharmacy positions. She has more than 28 years of healthcare industry experience, with a focus on primary care and pharmacy, and has led and managed the development of patient-centered medical homes, employer clinics, and pharmacy programs.
Berkemeyer played an instrumental role in assisting the state of Arkansas—after its selection as one of only seven United States regions to participate in the federal Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative—in receiving significant State Innovation Model grant funding from the Centers for Medicare Services Innovation Center. Consequently, Arkansas will participate as a CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Plus region over the next 5 years.
Berkemeyer earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, and is a graduate of the Advanced Executive Global Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She is a certified health consultant, a managed health care professional and a Professional in the Academy of Healthcare Management. She is active in many industry specific organizations, currently on the College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Council, the NCQA-PCMH Advisory Council, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board, CVS Caremark Advisory Board, and also serves as the Honorary Command Chief at the Little Rock Air Force Base.