Health Plan Alliance
The Health Plan Alliance, in collaboration with Faegre Drinker Consulting and the Wakely Consulting Group, is re-implementing its Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits Consortium. The Consortium will evaluate potential supplemental benefits for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and provide resources to assist plans with implementing them.
Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
7/27/2020 4:00:00 PM
This episode features Joe Lastinger, President of the Health Plan Alliance. Here, he discusses successful strategies for health plans, his journey to his current role, and more.
Health Plan Alliance Announces Addition of Avalon Healthcare Solutions to its Group Purchasing Organization
Health Plan Alliance
Avalon is the expert in laboratory benefit management. Avalon's core laboratory management program includes full delegation of Routine Testing Management, Genetic Testing Management, and Independent Laboratory Network Management. Avalon manages all outpatient lab spend across all lab testing types. Avalon delivers its customers approximately 10%-18% annually in outpatient lab savings, or about $2-$3 per member per month.
Johns Hopkins, Mount Sinai turning to virtual rehab and video games to help patients recover from strokes
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.
Mike Cotton, the president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare's health plan SelectHealth, resigned, the Salt Lake City-based health system said Jan. 21.
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.
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.
Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast, joins the Health Plan Alliance for its Fall Leadership Forum as part of the CKE Lecture Series. Cathy Eddy shares some of the highlights of his talk in this blog.
Kristin Rodriguez, Health Plan Alliance
6/30/2020 8:00:00 AM
The Health Plan Alliance has always brought our members together to do meaningful work and we're continuing to do just that. On June 16, we piloted our first virtual experience and hosted the MA Sales & Marketing Virtual Summit online. It illuminated that “virtual” doesn't get in the way of fostering the professional connections you crave or prevent those aHa! moments we all need.
Cathy K. Eddy
What health plans can learn from the former head of innovation and creativity at Walt Disney Company.
A southeast medical provider group engaged Change Healthcare Consulting to oversee the selection and procurement process for its new electronic health record (EHR) system. Read more to learn how the Consulting team helped the organization review RFI responses and assist the client select a new EHR system to provide greater efficiencies.
Western Health Advantage Teams Up with Virta Health to Offer Innovative Solutions to Californians with Type 2
The No Surprises Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020, expands restrictions on charging out-of-network rates for certain services. The Act has key differences from prior proposed bills, including a negotiation process to determine reimbursement for out-of-network charges. Wondering what the No Surprises Act means for your business? This overview of the No Surprises Act explains the Act’s provisions, transparency requirements, and the potential impact on health plans.
Virta patients successfully reverse their diabetes and get off medications every single day. But misconceptions about diabetes reversal can create a lot of questions about the sustainability and effectiveness of this life-changing treatment. Virta Medical Director Dr. Jeff Stanley addresses (and debunks) five of the most common myths about reversal on the Blue Cross North Carolina blog