Passport Health Plan hired Carl Felix as Vice President.
In this position, Carl will oversee new product implementation and subcontractor performance for Passport, and he will assist in the transition of operations and clinical functions to the Medicaid Center of Excellence (MCOE), headquartered in Louisville. He will also assist with Passport’s medical cost initiatives and he will oversee Passport Advantage, a Medicare Advantage D-SNP HMO program for people who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.
Carl is a 23-year retired military veteran with 18 years of varied experience in Kentucky, including time serving as Director of the Public Employee Health Insurance Program for state government and Commissioner for Personnel Administration for the Commonwealth, both under two different governors. Most recently, Carl worked with the non-profit HMO Baptist Health Plan (Bluegrass Family Health formally) for the last 12 years, 8 of which as the Chief Operating Officer.
He serves on the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Advisory Board, the Governor’s Health Insurance Advisory Council, the Governor’s Minority Employment, Business Affairs and Economic Development Council, and is president and chairperson of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans.