Private Payer Advocacy (PPAAC) National Carrier Contacts

The AAP has nurtured primary contacts with the largest private health plan carriers and each PPAAC member is assigned to specific carriers as a resource to assist AAP members having issues with the carrier.

  • Aetna: Gene Hershorin, MD, FAAP: EHershorin@med.miami.edu
  • Anthem: Mark Hudak, MD, FAAP:  mhudak@aap.net
  • CIGNA: Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP: skressly@kresslypediatrics.com
  • Humana: Gail Schonfeld, MD, FAAP: gschonfeld@eastendpediatricspc.com
  • United Healthcare: Richard Lander, MD, FAAP: familylander@aol.com & Chip Harbaugh, MD, FAAP: charbaugh@1stphysiciansresource.com
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association plans: Betsy Peterson, MD, FAAP: felixwesley1998@gmail.com
  • Medical specialty and surgical specialty issues: Mary Brandt, MD, FAAP : mbrandt@aap.org