Prominent Ophthalmologist Joins Superior Vision as Chief Medical Officer

Superior Vision Announces Appointment Focused on Medical Management Program

LINTHICUM, MD, (May 16, 2017) – Superior Vision Corporation (“Superior Vision”), a leader in managed vision care, today announced that Mark C. Ruchman, M.D. has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Ruchman will have overall responsibility for medical policy including utilization management, quality improvement, credentialing, technology assessment, protocol development, accreditation standards and clinical guidelines. Dr. Ruchman will supervise Superior Vision medical directors and represent the company to health plan medical directors and leaders of the larger medical community. Prior to Superior Vision, he was National Medical Director for Vision for Envolve Benefit Options/Centene Corporation. He has over thirty years of experience in eye care medical management.

Dr. Ruchman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is a recipient of the Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in recognition of his contributions to medical education.

Dr. Ruchman received his BA from Williams College, magna cum laude where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed both his ophthalmology residency and fellowship in ophthalmic plastic surgery and orbital disease at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a board member of The International Eye Foundation and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine.

“In addition to our routine vision products and services, Superior Vision offers health plan customers a program in which we evaluate eye-related medical and surgical procedures for medical necessity and appropriateness of treatment. We are extremely fortunate to have a clinician of Dr. Ruchman’s reputation and standing in the medical community join Superior Vision. His decision speaks to the quality and sophistication of the medical management foundation that is already in place here, as well as his confidence in the potential we have to grow this unique and important program,” said Kirk Rothrock, CEO of Superior Vision.

“I am thrilled to be joining Superior Vision. The company is a leader in eye-related medical management and I look forward to expanding the program—ensuring our members receive the right care in the right setting at the right time,” said Dr. Ruchman.

Dr. Ruchman will continue to maintain his private medical practice in Southbury, Connecticut.

About Versant Health

Versant Health is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies serving more than 33 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision plans and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions that range from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has a unique visibility and scale across the total eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest provider networks in the industry and an exclusive frame collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among our valued customers.


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