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Feb 3, 2022
Magellan Health Appoints Dr. Caroline Carney as President of Behavioral Health


PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2022-- Magellan Health, Inc., one of the nation’s leaders in behavioral health, today announced it has appointed Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, as president of behavioral health for its subsidiary, Magellan Healthcare.

In this key leadership role, Dr. Carney will advance Magellan Health’s clinical mission and further position the company’s significant leadership capabilities in behavioral health, including collaborative and integrated approaches that enhance member experience across the continuum of care.

Dr. Carney will also continue in her role as chief medical officer of Magellan Health, leading the development and implementation of innovative, integrated clinical programs for customers and members of Magellan’s healthcare and pharmacy business segments as well as overseeing clinical advocacy, support, and services for all of Magellan’s businesses.

“Caroline is a forward-thinking leader who has a true passion for advancing behavioral health and has become a recognized and distinguished industry strategist and leader across multiple specialties,” said Ken Fasola, chief executive officer, Magellan Health. “I look forward to the visionary thinking that she brings to her newly expanded role.”

“I am so honored to have been chosen for this role at a time when high-touch and high-tech whole health solutions are such a critical societal need,” said Dr. Carney. “I look forward to continuing to demonstrate our commitment and support to the communities and individuals whom we serve.”

Dr. Carney, a board-certified internist, and a board-certified psychiatrist, has held key clinical leadership positions serving complex populations over the span of her career. Prior to joining Magellan Health in 2016 she was the chief medical officer for regional health plans focused on Medicaid, Medicare, Exchange, and commercial populations.

Prior to that, she served as the medical director for the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, helping to launch the Medicaid expansion product as well as the behavioral health transformation for the state’s community mental health services. Dr. Carney is a published author and co-author for over 100 peer and non-peer reviewed publications focusing on issues surrounding comorbid medical and behavioral health conditions.

She earned her medical degree, as well as a master’s degree from the University of Iowa where she also directed the Med-Psych residency program. She continues to provide clinical support to a behavioral health team at a federally qualified health center.

About Magellan Healthcare: Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare business unit of Magellan Health, Inc., offers solutions for complex conditions in the areas of behavioral health and medical specialty treatment. Magellan Healthcare serves commercial health plans, employers, state and local governments, and the Federal government, including the Department of Defense. For more information, visit

About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc. a is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most complex areas of health, including special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan supports innovative ways of addressing the whole health needs of members through technology, while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party administrators. For more information, visit


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Source: Magellan Health, Inc.