Health Plan of San Mateo appoints Dr. Margaret Beed as CMO

Press Release

South San Francisco, Calif. — The Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM), San Mateo County’s community health plan for Medi-Cal and other publicly funded health coverage programs, announced today the appointment of Margaret Beed, M.D., MPH, to the role of chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Beed starts her new role on April 6, 2015.

A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Beed comes to HPSM with extensive experience as a physician executive with Blue Shield, the counties of San Bernardino and Orange, and CalOptima, the largest County Organized Health System (COHS) in California.

Most recently, Dr. Beed served as the delivery system medical director for Blue Shield of California, where she managed provider performance for Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) and Medical Groups with large commercial and Medicare memberships. There she created a regional operating model, drove hospitalist strategy, and developed palliative care programs.

“Dr. Beed brings a wealth of knowledge of managed care operations, especially in regard to the Medi-Cal and Medicare programs,” said HPSM CEO Maya Altman. “She has a strong commitment to HPSM’s mission, the communities we serve, and to the providers in our county and the State of California. We will benefit greatly from her experience and leadership as HPSM’s new chief medical officer.”

Dr. Beed received her medical training and M.D. from the University of Illinois, and her master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She completed her pediatric residency at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, Calif. Since 1998 she has provided consulting services for managed care organizations on compliance issues, regulatory audits, performance measurement, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation, medical claims reviews, quality improvement programs, and disease management strategies.


The Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) is a managed care health plan that provides health care benefits to San Mateo County’s underserved residents. A County Organized Health System (COHS), current membership is more than 130,000. Members of HPSM receive benefits through CareAdvantage (HMO SNP), CareAdvantage Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare-Medicaid Plan), HealthWorx, Healthy Kids, Medi-Cal, and San Mateo County Access to Care for Everyone (ACE) programs. HPSM fights to make a difference in the community, to turn its vision of better health into a reality. Learn more on the web at www.hpsm.org.