In Memorium: George F. Bopp, BA, MPH
After a 26-year professional association, NYCHSRO/MedReview mourns the loss of George F. Bopp, BA, MPH, who passed away due to illness on August 19, 2018.
Mr. Bopp was part of the NYCHSRO/MedReview team since 1992, serving variously as a consultant and fulltime staff member with responsibility for expanding MIS operations and reporting methodology as well as enhancing data integrity programs, particularly in the ambulatory area, through the development of the Non-Institutional Claims Evaluation (NICE) program.
He joined NYCHSRO/MedReview after 25 years at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield. There, he supervised claims review, processing, and customer service for private and Medicare businesses and directed a physician services utilization review program to assess patterns of practice, including on-site office reviews. He developed EBCBS’s account data analysis and reporting division, with responsibility for the assurance of data integrity and the provision of data reports assessing utilization experience in relation to benefits coverage.
With an MPH degree from the New School University, he also taught systems and methods at Bloomfield College in NJ and conducted Health Care Reimbursement seminars at NYU Hospital’s resident intern training program.
NYCHSRO/MedReview’s CEO Joseph Stamm recalls his late friend and colleague with admiration.
“His contributions were many,” Stamm states. “He will be sorely missed.”