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Denise Hughes
UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Community Care Behavioral Health

UPMC Health Plan Promotes Geoffrey Neimark, M.D. to Chief Medical Officer of Community Care Behavioral Health

New role provides oversight for physicians, psychologists, and Quality Management and Pharmacy teams

Philadelphia (June 8, 2021) – UPMC Health Plan today announced that Geoffrey Neimark, M.D., has been named Chief Medical Officer for Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care). In this new role, he will continue to provide leadership for staff physicians, psychologists, and the Quality Management and Pharmacy team serving Community Care, a UPMC-affiliated nonprofit behavioral health managed care organization.

Most recently, Dr. Neimark was Associate Vice President of Community Care, where he oversaw multiple clinical teams. He also served as interim Regional Medical Director for the York/Adams and Berks County Community Care contracts.

"Dr. Neimark brings to his position strong clinical experience and a proven ability to work with health care providers, counties and others involved in delivering comprehensive behavioral health care and services to Medicaid members," said Dr. Matt Hurford, President and CEO. “His new role will enhance his already successful work with the Community Care team and our community partners."

Dr. Neimark joined Community Care in 2019 as Senior Medical Director and Regional Medical Director. Before joining Community Care, Dr. Neimark served as Chief Medical Officer of Community Behavioral Health located in Philadelphia.

Dr. Neimark is a board-certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is currently on faculty as a Clinical Assistant professor in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed his residency and was Chief Resident of Psychiatry. He earned his doctorate from SUNY Downstate and completed his bachelor's degree at Haverford College.

Dr. Neimark lives in Philadelphia with his wife, two young sons, and their dog.


About Community Care Behavioral Health Organization

Community Care Behavioral Health, a nonprofit, tax-exempt recovery-focused behavioral health managed care organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, manages mental health and substance use disorder services for Medical Assistance recipients in 41 Pennsylvania counties. Part of UPMC, Community Care was incorporated in 1996 with a mission to improve the health and well-being of the community through the promotion of effective and accessible behavioral health services. For more information, visit www.ccbh.com.

About UPMC Insurance Services Serving more than 4 million members, UPMC Insurance Services is owned and operated by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. UPMC Insurance Services includes commercial products from UPMC Health Plan for groups as well as individuals. Commercial products also include workers' compensation and employee assistance from nationally known Workpartners. ® Government products include Medicare Advantage (UPMC for Life); special needs plans for those eligible for Medicare and Medical Assistance (UPMC for Life Complete Care and UPMC Community HealthChoices); Medical Assistance (UPMC for You); and Children's Health Insurance Program (UPMC for Kids). Community Care Behavioral Health, one of the nation's largest nonprofit managed care behavioral health organizations, offers a full range of services to Commercial and Medical Assistance members. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.