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Chuck Divita named new Teladoc Health CEO -Dlight News

Charles “Chuck” Divita III

Photo: Courtesy of Teladoc

Virtual care company Teladoc Health’s Board of Directors has appointed Charles “Chuck” Divita III as its new CEO, effective immediately. Davita has also joined the Board as of today.

Divita joins Teladoc Health from GuideWell, a health solutions organization that includes Florida Blue, where he served as executive vice president, commercial markets.

In that capacity, he was responsible for $23 billion in revenue and had accountability for Florida Blue’s individual consumer, insured group and large/national account self-funded businesses, as well as for the oversight of various supporting functions.

Prior to his role as EVP for commercial markets, Divita also served as GuideWell’s chief financial officer for several years.

WHAT’S THE IMPACT?

Prior to joining GuideWell, Divita was the chief financial officer of FPIC Insurance Group, a publicly traded P&C insurer primarily focused on the medical professional liability sector.

He has previously served on the boards of Prime Therapeutics, Availity and Vim, among others. He has also served on the boards of the Ronald-McDonald House of Jacksonville and Teach for America, and led the first Coast Heart Ball campaign.

Divita is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

“We are confident we have selected an innovative and visionary leader capable of delivering growth at scale, value for our clients and positive relationships with all our partners and colleagues,” said David B. Snow, Jr., chairman of the Teladoc Health Board of Directors. “His combination of large healthcare company and public company experience make him a tremendous asset to Teladoc Health. We would also like to sincerely thank Mala Murthy for her contributions as acting CEO.”

THE LARGER TREND

National telehealth utilization increased by 6.3% in November 2023, rising from 4.8% to 5.1% of medical claim lines compared to October 2023, according to a February report from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.

An October 2023 study indicated that telehealth is effectively meeting the critical demand for pediatric mental health services, which suggests that commercial health insurers should leverage telehealth to address the shortage of mental health providers for young people.

Jeff Lagasse is editor of Healthcare Finance News.
Email: [email protected]
Healthcare Finance News is a HIMSS Media publication.

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