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Tras Named Case Manager of the Year

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Becky Kenny
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 6, 2009 – Peggy Tras was recently named Case Manager of the Year by the Rio Grande Chapter of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA). This is the first Case Manager award presented by the New Mexico chapter. Tras was honored at the CMSA chapter meeting on January 15, 2009. She has been with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) for 20 years, serving as a Case Manager since 1993.

"Peggy is a true advocate for our members and works hard to resolve their questions, while finding available resources for their specific health issues," stated Brenda McGuill, Unit Manager of Care Management Programs of BCBSNM. "She also finds time to be a supportive mentor to our new case management staff members."

CMSA works to improve patient well-being and health care outcomes by supporting the professional development of care managers. CMSA recognizes care managers as advocates who help patients understand their current health status, what they can do about it, and why those treatments are important for the patient. CMSA serves more than 11,000 members in 70 chapters nationwide.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.



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