Fidelis Care Names Tammy Doctor AVP of Claims

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AMHERST, NY (02/15/2012)(readMedia)-- Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, is pleased to announce that Tammy Doctor has been named Assistant Vice President, Claims. In this role, Ms. Doctor has statewide responsibility for ensuring accurate and timely adjudication of all claims, and system integrity of provider files. Ms. Doctor is based in Fidelis Care's Getzville, NY (Town of Amherst, Erie County) office.

Before joining Fidelis Care in 2010 as Director, Claims Processing, Ms. Doctor spent 23 years with HealthNow, where she held a number of positions including IT Portfolio Manager, Blue Card Operations Director (responsible for claims processing and customer service), and Claims Manager for the Buffalo and Albany markets.

Ms. Doctor earned her Associates Degree from Medaille College.

Born and raised in the Buffalo area, Ms. Doctor resides in Depew with her husband Douglas. Ms. Doctor's two children, Douglas Jr. and Kaitlyn, and grandchildren Davin and Deanna, also reside in the Buffalo area.

Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost health insurance through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. Members are covered for regular checkups, preventive care, routine screenings, hospital and emergency care, eye exams, dental care, and more. In addition, Fidelis Care also offers a variety of benefit options for seniors through Fidelis Medicare Advantage, Dual Advantage, Medicaid Advantage Plus, and Fidelis Care at Home programs, available in certain counties.

With more than 740,000 members in 59 counties statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. Members have access to more than 48,000 health care professionals statewide. Regional offices are located in Albany, Syracuse, Amherst, and Rego Park (Queens), with satellite offices in Rochester, Poughkeepsie, and Suffern.

Individuals seeking affordable health insurance coverage, or existing Fidelis Care members needing assistance in recertifying their coverage, should contact Fidelis Care toll-free at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit