Based on the Intermountain and SelectHealth published success with virtual care, Dr. Russ Kuzel, Chief Medical Officer at SelectHealth, and his colleagues Angie Fedderson, Director for Medical Review and Coding, and Jamee Wright, Strategic Communications Manager, share their insights on the future of telehealth.
Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
HAP has significantly expanded its offerings to make access to care easy and affordable while providing the benefits that our members want – and now need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benefits like our over-the-counter allowance and free home delivery of prescriptions make it possible for members to get the supplies they need without leaving home.
Aspire Health Plan
During the pandemic Aspire Health Plan representatives have made more than 4,000 calls to members to check on their needs, prioritized by vulnerability and health risk for complications due to COVID-19.
MetroPlus Health Plan
Insurer MetroPlus collaborated with consulting firm Bain & Company and Amazon Web Services to create a chatbot solution that helps connect vulnerable members to social services in the midst of the pandemic.
American Journal of Managed Care
Electronic medical record (EMR) data from 788 enrollees in the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan were analyzed.
HAP offers extended financial relief for members for the duration of 2020 in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Health Alliance Plan
Premiums reduced for individual and small employer groups, telehealth cost-sharing waived for members through Dec. 31
Community Health Plan of Washington
In an effort to better understand its members’ SDoH, address the homelessness crisis prevalent in its community and improve overall health outcomes, CHPW’s leadership launched an initiative to systematically address SDoH challenges across its network.
Here’s a look at what SelectHealth is doing to help their members be smart consumers when they’re shopping for medications.
Sentara Health Plans (Optima)
Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare and Richmond-based VCU Health System finalized their previously announced joint ownership of the Virginia Premier health plan on Wednesday. Sentara is now the majority owner and VCU Health has a 20% ownership stake of Virginia Premier, a Medicaid managed care organization.
Zero cost testing and treatment among the many benefits and services being offered to members.
Health First Health Plans
Health First Health Plans associates write more than 29,000 thank-you cards mailed to every Medicare member’s home
Health New England
The “Where Health Matters” grant program is designed to advance the health and well-being of vulnerable population groups living in Central and Western Mass. Health New England will award five $50,000 grants to community nonprofit organizations, for an annual total of $250,000. The grant program focuses on three areas of health and social factors that influence health: built environment (such as access to healthy foods and places to exercise), transportation, and care coordination.
Julie Myers, M.D., M.P.H., Appointed Associate Medical Director of MetroPlus Health Plan’s Partnership in Care (PIC) Special Needs Plan
MetroPlus Health Plan
Myers, a recognized national expert in HIV prevention, previously served as Director of HIV Prevention in the Bureau of HIV at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has named Casey Stockman vice president of pharmacy. In this role, Stockman works closely with Neighborhood’s chief medical officer and senior management staff to oversee and coordinate the functional activities within the Pharmacy Department.
Marc Probst, vice president and chief information officer of Intermountain Healthcare, has been named the 2019 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year by two leading national healthcare organizations.