HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CareCentrix, a leader in managing care to the home, today announced that Dr. Michael Cantor has joined the company in the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In this role, Dr. Cantor will develop new partnerships with healthcare providers and payers to accelerate patients' transition from hospital to home. Dr. Cantor, a geriatrician and attorney, brings to CareCentrix almost 20 years of experience in designing and implementing population health and quality improvement programs for health plans and healthcare providers.
"Ensuring that each patient has the tools and resources to heal at home is one of the pillars of our business," said John Driscoll, CEO of CareCentrix. "We are excited that Michael is bringing his vast expertise in working with health providers to develop quality programs that improve the way they serve our patients. With his leadership, we can continue to deliver high-quality, cost-effective home-based care."
Prior to joining CareCentrix, Dr. Cantor served as CMO for the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), the 1-800-physician network for Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he managed network-wide population health and post-acute care management programs, as well as quality improvement programs. He also served as founding Medical Director for the NEQCA Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO), and was the first CMO for Minuteman Health, a CO-OP insurance plan, where he developed and implemented medical management programs. He also served as a medical director for Evercare of New England, a division of UnitedHealth Group, where he led care managers, nurse practitioners, and quality efforts for the Senior Care Options (SCO) program for people over 65 with Medicare and Medicaid coverage.
"I am honored to join a team with such a long-standing reputation for helping people with serious illnesses get well and stay well where they most want to be…at home," said Dr. Cantor. "I look forward to partnering with my colleagues to find new and innovative ways to work with the providers in our extensive network to ensure that they have access to the latest technologies and services that will better serve patients and caregivers that rely so heavily on us to deliver the quality home care offerings that they've come to expect."
CareCentrix is a leader in managing care to the home. Headquartered in Hartford, Conn., CareCentrix connects patients with the care they need at home through a national network of over 8,000 credentialed provider locations. CareCentrix provides optimal access to quality home care for more than 23 million lives by connecting providers with patients and helping them navigate the complex home care system. CareCentrix's extensive range of services provides support and coordination for patients and their families in every step of the healing process, including home health, durable medical equipment (DME), home infusion, sleep management and care management services, which ultimately improve care transitions and reduce unnecessary readmissions and emergency room visits. For more information, please visit http://www.CareCentrix.com.
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