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    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.

    HAP Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Margaret Anderson is a Graduate of The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XLI

    Health Alliance Plan
    9/15/2020 12:00:00 PM
    Health Alliance Plan (HAP) senior vice president, chief sales and marketing officer, Margaret Anderson, is a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.

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    Blog: Navigating the "new normal"

    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.

    Blog: Innovation at work

    Cathy K. Eddy
    What health plans can learn from the former head of innovation and creativity at Walt Disney Company.

    BLOG: Flying solo? The top reason to join the flock plus 5 key traits to maximize the benefits

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    What conditions need to be present to ensure your organization benefits from being a part of the flock – both internally between teams and externally between other health care providers?

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Business News

    Broad industry survey captures views on SDOH, telehealth, interoperability and more

    Altruista Health
    Altruista Health gathered the opinions of 177 health plan leaders (72 percent in director-level roles or higher), who weighed in on their current top challenges, their confidence level in achieving interoperability and how SDOH needs have changed in pandemic times. The article covers the findings of the survey and provides a link to the Altruista Health Annual Payer Index Survey: 2020 Report.

    NCQA Population Health Management Accreditation

    Change Healthcare
    National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has set the gold standard for quality and accreditation for various types of health care organizations. According to the PHM resource guide these standards provide guide to a model of care that addresses individuals’ health needs at all points along the continuum of care, including in the community setting. Read more to learn more about the four areas of focus within the PHM standards.

    Cotiviti CEO Emad Rizk, M.D. on the importance of interoperability

    Cotiviti’s CEO writes for the Journal of AHIMA on why analytics-driven interoperability is vital in 2020 and beyond.

    Enterprise Risk Management, HITRUST, SOC 2, and You

    Change Healthcare
    Information is flowing between multiple on-premise and cloud data centers; among vendors, software services, and APIs; and often across the public Internet. This cybersecurity month, listen in to hear Bob Hoover, VP of Change Healthcare Consulting and others from Change Healthcare Consulting discuss the state of IT security and where HITRUST, SOC 2, and enterprise risk management fit.

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