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Versant Health Expands Medical Policy Council With Appointment of Three Ophthalmologists

By Staff
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:21 AM

(L to R) Dr. Megan Collins, Dr. Scott Greenstein and
Dr. Jason Horowitz.

LINTHICUM, Md.—Versant Health, a leading national managed eye health and vision plan company, has expanded its medical policy council with the appointments of three ophthalmologists: Megan Collins, Scott Greenstein and Jason Horowitz. Versant’s medical policy council is composed of ophthalmologists and optometrists in private and academic practice. As members of the council, doctors Collins, Greenstein and Horowitz will provide the company advice on policy development, technology assessments and best practice procedures, according to an announcement late last month.

Versant, which serves more than 33 million members nationwide, was formed via the combination of Superior Vision and Davis Vision in 2017.

Versant chief medical officer Mark Ruchman, MD, said he is “thrilled to have these respected colleagues” join the firm’s medical policy council. “Their expertise and independent judgment will inform our work in medical management. They are a unique component of the value we bring to our health plan clients and patients,” he added in the announcement.

Dr. Collins is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at The Wilmer Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and medical ethics. She is director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Training Program for residents and fellows at Wilmer and has a joint appointment as associate faculty at the Berman Center for BioEthics at Johns Hopkins University, according to the announcement.

Dr. Greenstein serves on the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery Consultation Service at The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Greenstein graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in molecular biology. He received his MD degree from Cornell Medical School and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical school honor society, while at Cornell. Dr. Greenstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons and the Board of Surgeons at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Horowitz is medical director of the Residents Clinic at the Harkness Eye Institute, where he sees some the world’s most complicated cases while serving as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He specializes in diseases of the retina, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Horowitz graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine.
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