New Physician Leader at Community First Health Plans

October 01, 2013

Priti Mody-Bailey, MD, has joined Community First Health Plans as vice president and senior medical director. Community First is the nonprofit health plan owned by University Health System.

Prior to her new role, Dr. Mody-Bailey served as president and chief executive officer of University Health System’s nonprofit provider group practice, Community Medicine Associates (CMA). Over the past six years, Dr. Mody-Bailey was instrumental in growing CMA into the largest provider primary care group in San Antonio and establishing patient-centered medical homes across the community.

Dr. Mody-Bailey’s leadership and experience will be critical to Community First Health Plans’ success in providing health coverage to more individuals and families through the health insurance exchange.

“Her passion for patient care and commitment to physician education will no doubt result in innovative programs to improve quality, communication, customer service and utilization, while engaging CFHP providers,” said George B. Hernandez, Jr., president/CEO, University Health System. “This is a tremendously important position in our organization, given the changing healthcare environment, particularly in terms of how services are delivered and how quality is measured to improve patient outcomes and empower people to adopt healthier lifestyles.”

About Community Health Plans: Community First Health Plans was established in 1995, by University Health System, specifically to begin providing health care coverage to the citizens of Bexar and the surrounding seven counties. As the only locally owned and managed, non-profit health plan in the area, our commitment to our members is to provide great health care benefits backed by outstanding service, delivered by people who live right here in South Texas.