Turn-Key Health Expands Advisory Board, Appoints Randall S. Krakauer, MD, MBA: Medicare & Managed Care Expert, Former Medical Director at Aetna, Cigna
PHILADELPHIA – September 20, 2018 –Turn-Key Health (TKH), an Enclara Healthcare company, serving health plans, provider organizations and their members who experience a serious or advanced illness, named prominent physician-healthcare leader, managed care strategist and distinguished scholar Randall S. Krakauer, M.D., MBA, to its Advisory Board. Throughout his career, Dr. Krakauer held senior level positions at the nation’s leading health plans and medical institutions, including roles as a medical director at Cigna and more than a decade of service at Aetna where he was chief medical officer for Medicare and senior medical strategist.
“Dr. Krakauer is one of America’s most qualified, experienced and accomplished physician leaders, and will help Turn-Key solve for the problem of high cost, poor quality end-of-life care,” says Greer Myers, president, Turn-Key Health. “He is a pioneer in addressing the needs of those patients suffering from a serious or advanced illness within Medicare Advantage populations. His invaluable expertise will guide the continued development of our disruptive community-based palliative care solution.”
At Aetna, Dr. Krakauer held key senior-level positions, as national medical director, Medicare, Aetna Health Plans, vice president and chief medical officer, Aetna Medicare, and vice president and director of Medical Strategy, Aetna. During his tenure, he was responsible for the development and implementation of new strategies to impact members at the intersection of quality and cost, including Aetna’s Compassionate Care Program, which focused on improving quality and decreasing cost for members suffering from a serious or advanced illness.
Following his retirement in 2015, Dr. Krakauer has been a strategic advisor and member, Board of Directors, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care; served on the Board of Directors Long Term Quality Alliance; participated on the advisory board of the Cal State Palliative Care Institute; and consulted for Eli Lilly, Sanofi, Horizon BC/BS NJ and GNS Healthcare. He is a widely published author in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Dr. Krakauer says, “Improving quality of life for those with a serious or advanced illness has been a mission of mine for more than twenty years. It is imperative that we do a better job identifying, engaging, and supporting the nation’s sickest and most vulnerable individuals and their caregivers. I am delighted to join this prestigious advisory board and welcome the opportunity to continue to improve healthcare delivery in the United States.”
About Turn-Key Health
Turn-Key Health, an Enclara Healthcare company serves health plans, provider organizations and their members who are experiencing a serious or advanced illness. Its Palliative Illness Management™ (PIM™) model introduces a new, innovative option to improve care quality, address costs and reduce burdens associated with life-limiting illnesses.