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Richard Snyder, M.D.

Richard Snyder, M.D. is the senior vice president and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross (Independence). In this role, he is the company’s chief clinical spokesperson, and he has overall corporate responsibility for medical management, quality management, and all clinical policies and programs. Dr. Snyder currently leads Independence’s efforts to improve the quality of patient care by transforming primary care delivery to the patient-centered medical home model, which focuses on a team approach to accessible, well-coordinated primary care, and promoting the adoption of the accountable care model amongst the provider community. Dr. Snyder is active in a variety of state and professional advisory committees and serves on the board of directors for The American Heart Association; The Health Care Improvement Foundation; HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a regional health information organization (HIO); and Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority, responsible for providing statewide and national exchange among HIOs. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.