PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of Health Plans recognized Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Michigan-based, nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to individuals, companies and organizations, with a 2018 Pinnacle Award at a ceremony held on September 18th in Lansing, Michigan. HAP's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Care (NICU) Management Program won in the Clinical Service Improvement - Commercial category for excellence in managing the healthcare needs of premature and medically complex babies and their families.
In launching the program in 2016, HAP partnered with ProgenyHealth, the leader in evidence-based care management for this specialized newborn population. The two companies worked together to "connect the dots" between families, NICUs, and the health plan to improve the medical outcomes of these vulnerable infants. ProgenyHealth focused on improving these health outcomes by providing comprehensive hospital and at-home care management from birth to each child's first birthday. Since implementing the program, HAP has seen a decrease in NICU readmissions of 60 percent – an important indicator of quality of care.
Commenting on the award, Dr. Michael Genord, Chief Medical Officer of HAP, states that "Our medical management team worked closely with the experts at ProgenyHealth to deploy this integrated and very effective program. Their singular focus on NICU babies and their families was crucial to the program's success, and especially vital in building a collaborative relationship with our providers. We're very pleased with the outcomes of this initiative and the role it plays in our ongoing efforts to help members most at risk of developing serious chronic conditions."
Ellie Stang, MD, ProgenyHealth's Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, adds that, "We've been delivering evidence-based care management solutions for premature and medically complex newborns for over 15 years. It's the only thing that we do. And that focus enables us to deliver an integrated platform, process, and team that is truly purpose-built. We're proud of the strong working relationship we've forged with HAP in serving their NICU and congratulate them on receiving the Pinnacle Award for this important achievement."
About Health Alliance Plan
Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is a Michigan-based, nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to individuals and companies of all sizes. For nearly 60 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of the lives we touch. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Funded and Network Leasing. HAP excels in delivering award winning preventive services, disease management and wellness programs, and personalized customer service. For more information, visit hap.org.
ProgenyHealth is the only national company dedicated exclusively to NICU Utilization Management (UM) and Case Management (CM). Our team takes a holistic approach to working with plans, providers, and families throughout the NICU baby's First Year of Life. ProgenyHealth's neonatologists, NICU nurses, pediatric nurses, and social workers work collaboratively with providers to ensure health care services follow evidence-based best practices and are medically necessary. Families become active participants in the health care decision making process by working closely with the ProgenyHealth clinical team.
ProgenyHealth has successfully managed thousands of NICU infants and delivered positive results to all of our health plan partners. Working with over 1,300 hospitals and 6,000 providers nationwide, we are measurably improving health outcomes for premature and medically complex newborns. For more information on our programs and services, please visit www.progenyhealth.com.
Health Alliance Plan (HAP)