Richard Snyder Richard Snyder (Independence)

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross

Rich Snyder is senior vice president and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross (Independence). In this role, he is the company’s chief clinical spokesperson, and he has overall corporate responsibility for medical, quality, and pharmacy management, and all clinical policies and programs.

Dr. Snyder currently leads Independence’s efforts to improve the access to well-coordinated high quality affordable patient care by transforming care delivery to patient-centered care through patient centered medical homes, participation in CPC+, and the Facilitated Health Network approach to value based care delivery.

Dr. Snyder is active in a variety of state and professional advisory committees. He chairs the National Council of Physician and Pharmacy Executives at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and serves on the boards of HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a regional health information organization (HIO). He also serves on the board of directors for the American Heart Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Great River Affiliate.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

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