BREA, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. (SHP) and New Century Health, a leading specialty care management company, announced today that they have signed an agreement to provide oncology and cardiology specialty care management services to Simply Healthcare's Medicare members.
"Simply Healthcare's agreement with New Century Health gives our network oncologists and cardiologists the additional specialized clinical support and technology needed to accelerate the delivery of evidence-based care," said Marcio C. Cabrera, chief executive officer of Simply Healthcare. Cabrera added, "New Century Health's experience in successfully providing the next generation of quality specialty care management programs ensures that our members will receive quality-focused, cost effective care."
Over $375 billion in direct medical cost is spent annually by the U.S. on cancer and cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the United States. In Florida, cardiovascular conditions and cancer represent a tremendous burden, particularly on the Medicare and Medicaid populations. Heart disease accounted for 23.9% of all deaths in Florida in 2010. Cancer was the second leading cause of death, accounting for almost 23.7% of all deaths.
"We have a long history of providing specialty management services in Florida. We're very pleased to partner with Simply Healthcare to serve their physicians and Medicare members in the South Florida market," said Atul Dhir, MD, PhD, chief executive officer of New Century Health. "Our deep clinical experience combined with a comprehensive, evidence-based Care Navigator(SM) program, will strengthen Simply Healthcare's partnership with physicians in providing quality and efficient cancer and cardiac care."
About Simply Healthcare Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. is a Florida licensed health maintenance organization headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. Established in 2010, SHP offers health benefits coverage to Florida's Medicare, Medicaid and Healthy Kids recipients. To learn more about Simply Healthcare visit www.simplyhealthcareplans.com.
About New Century Health New Century Health is a national specialty care management company that provides comprehensive technology and clinical solutions to enhance the quality and efficiency of patient care. New Century Health currently operates in six states. Its customers include both regional and nation health plans and physician practices providing specialty care services to Medicare, Medicaid and commercial members. New Century Health, an official licensee of the NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium™, is alsocollaborating with the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association to promote guidelines-based treatment for oncology, cardiology and other specialties.To learn more about New Century Health, visit www.NewCenturyHealth.com.