PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ProgenyHealth, the only national company focused exclusively on neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) case management, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Family Health Network to manage the unique healthcare needs of their premature and medically complex newborn population. ProgenyHealth will provide comprehensive NICU care management services to their Medicaid members for the first year of life.
"We are looking forward to implementing the ProgenyHealth Program because of the value that it will bring to the medically fragile pediatric members of Family Health Network," said Dr. Robert Kritzler, Chief Medical Officer of Family Health Network. "The NICU experts at ProgenyHealth will be outstanding resources to the families of infants who have stays in our hospitals' NICUs. Moreover, the ProgenyHealth collaboration aligns with our Triple Aim goals – enhancing the experience of care for our NICU patients and their families, improving the clinical outcomes of our neonatal population, and reducing the per capita cost of care."
"We are thrilled to extend our member-centered, quality-driven, model of care to help improve the health and lives of premature and medically complex newborns in Illinois through our partnership with Family Health Network," said Dr. Ellen Stang, President and CEO of ProgenyHealth.
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. ProgenyHealth reduces costly variations in the NICU by standardizing care practices and bringing parents into the conversation so they can be engaged participants in the health care decision making process of their newborns.
"Our team of nurse case managers and social workers develop a trusting relationship with the families that begins in the NICU," said Dr. Stang, "they assist with the safe transition home and empower parents so they can be actively involved in their infant's care and be better equipped to meet the needs of their child. Our high-touch program has demonstrated that when you have proactive conversations with the medical providers and the families of newborns in the NICU, quality increases, health outcomes improve, and costs naturally decrease."
ProgenyHealth, the market leader in evidence-based care management solutions for premature and medically complex newborns, has successfully managed thousands of NICU infants and delivered positive results to all of our health plan partners. ProgenyHealth takes a holistic approach to working with plans, providers, and families throughout the NICU baby's First Year of Life. Working with over 1,000 hospitals and 6,000 providers nationwide, we are measurably improving health outcomes for premature and medically complex newborns. For more information, visit www.progenyhealth.com.
About Family Health Network
For 20 years, Family Health Network (FHN), a provider-sponsored health plan, has filled an important void in providing care for those who are most vulnerable. As a not-for-profit and one of the largest managed care plans in the region under the Medicaid Family Health Plan (FHP) and the Affordable Care Act, FHN is redefining managed care for people on Medicaid, especially high-risk members. For more information, visit www.fhnchicago.com.
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