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Two Coventry Leaders Appointed to AAPAN

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 62 | 0

Coventry is pleased to announce the American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN) has appointed two Coventry leaders to key positions. Kate Farley-Agee, Vice President of Network Products will serve as co-chair of the national organization and Lisa Anne Bickford, Coventry Director of Government Relations, will serve as Chair of the Pacific Regional Chapter.

AAPAN is a leading national association that serves to bring together the business needs of the workers' compensation markets and to promote more effective patient access to appropriate, quality health care.

Kate Farley-Agee is a longstanding member of AAPAN's Board of Directors and will replace Kent Spafford who presided over the workers' compensation council of AAPAN from 2014 to 2019. In her new role as Co-Chair she joins continuing Co-Chair Thomas Byrd, Chairman at Group Resources who presides over the commercial health council. Kate will be an integral participant in promoting AAPAN's mission nationally. Lisa Anne Bickford will serve as Chair of the Pacific Regional Chapter, which aims to better serve commercial/ government health and workers' compensation organizations to address regional issues in the western part of the United States.

Kate has over 25 years' experience in the health care industry. Her current role with Coventry involves overseeing product development initiatives for Coventry's national broad-based provider network and state-certified managed care organizations across the country.

Lisa Anne brings over 20 years of experience in government relations, information technology, law, and management consulting, and currently provides workers' comp and auto no-fault government relations support at Coventry. Ms. Bickford also serves as the Vice Chair of the Research and Standards Committee of the IAIABC.

"Both Kate and Lisa Anne will bring a wealth of industry knowledge to their new roles within AAPAN." said Art Lynch, President & CEO of Coventry. "We are excited about their appointments and know they will each play a pivotal role in Coventry's shared commitment with AAPAN to support quality of care within the industry."

About Coventry

Coventry offers workers' compensation, auto, and disability care-management and cost-containment solutions for employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators. With roots in both clinical and network services, Coventry leverages more than 35 years of industry experience, knowledge, and data analytics. Our networks, clinical solutions, specialty programs, and business tools will help you focus on total outcomes.


AAPAN is the unified, integrated voice for payers, TPAs, networks, and care management in both the workers' compensation and commercial/government health markets. The association serves as an advocate that respects and balances the unique business needs of its members so that both may more effectively provide patient access to appropriate, quality health care.