Avesis Names Daniel Levy, OD, Chief Optometric Officer

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BALTIMORE, Md.—Managed vision care and dental benefits provider, Avesis, has named Daniel B. Levy, OD, CPHM, as its chief optometric officer. He will implement new eye health and wellness programs for Avesis and oversee provider relations, network management and quality assurance.

Levy has worked in health care management for approximately 10 years and has nearly 20 years of managed vision care experience. Prior to joining Avesis, he was director of professional services for Davis Vision and was instrumental in implementing clinical standards and quality improvement strategies. Levy graduated from Arizona State University, with a BS in Biology and Chemistry and earned his doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry.

“Dr. Levy brings an impressive record of success in managed care, regulatory compliance, as well as health care reform,” said Alan Cohn, chief executive officer of Avesis. “He is a multitalented professional with vast experience in the eyecare industry, both as a clinician as well as having proven expertise managing the delivery of the full spectrum of vision and eye health services. He is a widely respected business leader and optometrist, and we are privileged to have him join our organization at this exciting time in the health care industry.”

“I’m looking forward to joining Avesis,” Levy said. “The company is well positioned to build upon its tremendous historic success and further expand its delivery of essential vision care and dental benefits. The organization has an exceptional management team, and its people are fully committed to the company’s mission of providing excellence in the coverage, services, and value proposition which has led Avesis to having one of the highest retention rates in the industry. My understanding of the markets and what is required to continue building value for all constituencies will be my primary focus in this role.”