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Richard Snyder

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross

Richard Snyder


Dr. Richard Snyder is the senior vice president, chief medical officer, and clinical care transformation 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, quality, and pharmacy management, and all clinical policies and programs.


Dr. Snyder currently leads the Independence effort to drive clinical care transformation by bringing vital clinical information to the point of care, integrating and coordinating care management efforts and more closely aligning financial incentives between Independence and its participating physician and health system partners.  This Facilitated Health Network will provide the cornerstone for creation of a more streamlined, high quality, satisfying and affordable experience for Independence members.


Dr. Snyder is active in a variety of state and professional advisory committees. He chairs the National Council of Physician and Pharmacy Executives at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and serves as chair of the board of HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a regional health information organization and serves on the board of directors for the American Heart Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Great River Affiliate.


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.

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