Sachin Jain, M.D., CEO of CareMore Health System and Aspire Health, is leaving those companies by the end of this week. Shaden Marzouk, M.D., has been tapped to succeed Jain.
Marzouk, formerly the managing director for Asia Health and Global Health Innovation for AXA (OTCMKTS: AHAXY), is a neurosurgeon and a U.S. Army veteran who held the rank of major. She previously served as chief medical officer for Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH).
CareMore and Aspire are subsidiaries of the health insurance giant Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM). CareMore focuses on the management and treatment of patients suffering from chronic and serious illness, as well as patients with multiple complex comorbidities. Aspire is a large palliative care provider.
“Leading these companies has been the privilege of a lifetime because of the extraordinary people I had the gift of working with and the impact we made on patients. We built new clinical models. We diversified to serve Medicare, Medicaid, & Commercial patients,.” Jain said in a LinkedIn post. “We launched large hospital and primary care at-home programs. We started a national dialog on loneliness & built the first scaled clinical intervention to address it with our Togetherness Program. We digitized chronic disease management, integrated dental & medical care, and enhanced the role of pharmacists on clinical teams.”
Since Jain joined CareMore in 2015, the company’s footprint expanded from four states to 32, in large part due to Anthem’s acquisition of palliative care provider Aspire Health in 2018 for an undisclosed sum, ultimately extending its services to as many as 200,000 patients.
In addition to his work in the private sector and academia, Jain previously led the establishment of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) within the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which eventually developed emerging payment models such as the value-based insurance design model within Medicare Advantage and the Primary Care First initiative.
“I was privileged to work with the best group of people ever assembled with the mission of redefining how health care is delivered,” Jain said of his tenure at CareMore and Aspire.