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Lawrence Simon, MD

Lawrence Simon

Dr. Larry Simon is a Regional Medical Director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA), a Rotarian, and an animal rescuer.  He is an alumnus of Louisiana State University, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), and Rady Children’s Hospital's Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Simon currently represents the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on the AMA CPT Editorial Panel, serving also on the Executive Committee of the Panel.  He also serves on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Payment Integrity Task Force and assists the Medical Policy Panel with analysis of Otolaryngology medical policies and coding education in general.  Additionally, he is the Medical Director for both the Medical Coding Unit and Medicare Advantage at BCBSLA, where he also helps with numerous Community Outreach, Quality, and Cost Containment initiatives.

A diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, his areas of expertise are Health Policy/Healthcare Reform.  He has presented over 170 lectures and seminars on these topics, receiving awards from BCM, the AAO-HNS, ASPO, and SENTAC.  He also sits on the Otolaryngology Advisory Council and AC Quality Pillar of the American College of Surgeons and the Practice Management Education Committee and the Annual Meeting Program Committee of the AAO-HNS.  

An active Rotarian, Dr. Simon serves as the Assistant District Governor and Public Image Chair for District 6200.  His additional civic work includes chairing the 2019 and 2020 Healthcare Campaigns for the United Way of Acadiana and sitting on the Advisory Councils of the Louisiana State University Ogden Honors College, the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center, and the Health Information Management Department of the University of Louisiana. He also sits on the Boards of Directors of Beacon Community Connections and Junior Achievement of Acadiana, and he and his wife are major donors to the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Hilliard Art Museum.

Dr. Simon lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, with his wife Lindsay and their many dogs. Together, they founded the LMS Animal Rescue Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity that operates RuffRider Transports and is dedicated to the fostering and rescuing of animals nationwide. Their foundation saved nearly 2,000 dogs from euthanasia in 2018 and 2019, and is on track to save another 1,000 dogs in 2020.