Member News


    Health New England
    Health New England is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Lisa M. Cohen to the role of Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Cohen is responsible for leading Health New England’s financial strategy, accounting, actuarial, underwriting and financial reporting, ensuring its ability to provide cost-effective health care coverage while maintaining high-quality member care.

    MetroPlusHealth to Provide Health Insurance Coverage and Comprehensive Care Management to Over 1,000 New York City Youth in Foster Care and VFCAs

    MetroPlusHealth, New York City’s five-star rated health plan, announced today that children and youth placed in foster care under Voluntary Foster Care Agencies (VFCAs) with 29-I licenses will now receive access to quality health care through MetroPlusHealth and other Medicaid Managed Care Plans.

    Program Aimed at Providing Housing & Support Services for People Experiencing Homelessness Sees 75% Decrease in Emergency Department Visits and 79% Decrease in Admissions

    Health Partners Plans
    Health Partners Plans, Keystone First, Resources for Human Development, Inc. (RHD) and Temple University Hospital today announced their collaborative pilot program aimed directly at improving the health of homeless patients by providing them with housing subsidies and support services. Between April and October 2020, the “Housing Smart” program enrolled 25 high healthcare utilizers with instances of avoidable emergency department or inpatient admissions.

    HAP Ranks Highest in Michigan in J.D. Power 2021

    Health Alliance Plan (HAP) ranked highest in member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the Michigan region, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Commercial Member Health Plan Study?. This marks two out of the last three years that HAP has been ranked #1 according to this study by J.D. Power.

    QURE Healthcare and CDPHP Partner to Support Cardiology Practices in Upstate New York

    QURE Healthcare and CDPHP have announced a partnership that will offer CDPHP network cardiologists in New York’s Capital Region access to an innovative, evidence-based cardiology enhancement project.

    AvMed Appoints Dr. Robert Hilliard as Chief Medical Officer

    AvMed announces the selection of Robert Hilliard, Jr., M.D. as senior vice president of population health and chief medical officer. Dr. Hilliard will be responsible for the achievement of AvMed’s population health strategy, including the execution of care management operations, medical and pharmacy utilization management, quality, clinical outcomes, and Medicare Star program performance.

    Johns Hopkins, Mount Sinai turning to virtual rehab and video games to help patients recover from strokes

    Fierce Healthcare
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought experimentation in all different types of remote care, and that includes neuroscience. Physical therapists are exploring the use of tele-neurorehabilitation and gamification to help stroke victims recover.

    CEO of Intermountain's health plan resigns

    Mike Cotton, the president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare's health plan SelectHealth, resigned, the Salt Lake City-based health system said Jan. 21.

    HAP adds five industry leaders to its board of directors

    PR Newswire
    Health Alliance Plan, a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan, announced today that it has added five prominent executives to its board of directors. Each of these industry influencers will play a unique role in contributing to HAP's success as an innovator and leader in creating an exceptional customer experience.

    MetroPlusHealth Ranked New York City’s Highest-rated Health Plan

    business wire
    MetroPlus Health Plan announced today that it has been ranked New York City’s highest-rated health plan, according to the New York State Department of Health’s 2020 Consumer’s Guide to Medicaid and Child Health Plus Managed Care Plans in New York City, the annual rating of managed care plans on quality of care delivered and members’ satisfaction with the care and services they receive.

    Jack Randolph has been named the new chief executive officer of MediGold.

    Jack Randolph has been named the new chief executive officer of MediGold.

    CDPHP Enhances Partnerships with Welltok, Foodsmart to Expand Member Access to Healthy Foods

    10/31/2020 12:00:00 PM
    As a leading health plan in New York state, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) has continuously responded to member needs during COVID-19 by expanding programming that keeps members healthy, happy, safe, and secure. In partnership with Welltok, the consumer activation company, CDPHP members have access to Foodsmart (formerly Zipongo) – a reimagined food marketplace, guided by Registered Dietitians, to make healthy eating simple.

    HAP Donates $100,000 to Tackle Food Insecurity

    Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan, is donating $100,000 to Henry’s Groceries for Health to provide food and promote nutrition. Henry’s Groceries, a collaboration between Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) and Gleaners Community Food Bank, is designed to mitigate food insecurity and improve health outcomes for vulnerable patients.

    HAP Earns Highest Medicare Advantage Star Rating Among All Michigan-based Health Insurers

    10/8/2020 12:00:00 PM
    Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is celebrating the only 4.5 Star rating awarded to a Michigan-based insurer. HAP’s Medicare Advantage (MA) HMO earned 4.5 Stars (out of 5) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), ranking HAP’s plan first among Michigan-based insurers and in the top 10% nationally.

    Richard Swift Named President and CEO of Health New England

    Healthcare News
    10/7/2020 12:00:00 PM
    Richard Swift, who has served as Health New England’s (HNE) interim chief financial officer since April, has been appointed president and CEO, effective immediately.