HARTFORD, Conn., May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CareCentrix, an industry leader making the home the center of patient care, announced today that Ken Goulet will join the organization as a strategic advisor to CEO, John Driscoll. Goulet will advise and assist the CareCentrix management team in its growth and product development initiatives focused on home-centered value-based care.
"Ken shares our values and our vision to make the home a reliable and accountable alternative to care in hospitals and nursing homes. No one knows better than Ken the challenges that health plans face in managing growth, drug costs, sleep and post-acute care. We are lucky to have him on the team at CareCentrix," said Driscoll.
Goulet brings over 30 years of experience leading large payer organizations, most recently as president of Anthem Inc.'s Commercial and Specialty business where he provided leadership for the company's 14 Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.
A managed care veteran with deep experience in the healthcare system's transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, Goulet developed and executed Anthem Inc.'s Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation strategy and successfully positioned the company as the largest and most profitable insurance exchange health plan in the country. Before joining Anthem Inc., Goulet spent over two decades at Cigna Corporation in various management, sales and operations positions.
"Quality home health care delivery models are a much-needed solution to today's healthcare system cost and access challenges. I'm honored to join the CareCentrix team as part of the solution," said Goulet.
CareCentrix partners with providers and payers in the transition to value-based care with home health management solutions and services that support improved outcomes and efficient care delivery. 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.