Making an Impact for Women and Girls in New York

On August  2, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the State’s first-ever Council on Women and Girls to recognize and advance women’s rights across New York State. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, the New York State Council on Women and Girls will work to affect statewide policies and…

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Dr. Gary Goldstein Honored for Serving Community

Recently, Gary Goldstein, Director, Dental Program, and Doctor of Dental Surgery, in Albany, N.Y., was inducted as a fellow into the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Every year, the Pierre Fauchard Academy selects dentists Involved in community service from around the world to join as active fellows. These dentists have contributed to the art and science of…

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EmblemHealth Represented at Population Health Summit

Kerri Tamer, Lead Quality Improvement Specialist at EmblemHealth was grateful for the opportunity to represent the company at the fourth annual New York Population Health Summit, “Working Across Sectors to Address Social Determinants of Health.” The event was held on December 12, 2016 at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. EmblemHealth presented…

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EmblemHealth Opens South Brooklyn Sales Office

This weekend EmblemHealth celebrated the grand opening of its new sales office in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. More than 30 local community leaders attended the South Brooklyn Sales Office grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony, including Sen. Martin J. Golden; Wai Yee Chan, Director, CPC Brooklyn Community Service; Peggy Sheng, Chief Operating Office of CAIPA; Steve Chung, President, United…

ACPNY Appoints Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. as New President and CMO

AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) — one of the largest multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area, and partner of EmblemHealth — announced that Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. is its new President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at ACPNY and Officer of EmblemHealth. As President and CMO of ACPNY, Dr. Rodriguez will oversee all medical leadership and…

CDC Recognizes EmblemHealth for Diabetes Prevention Program

Today, EmblemHealth became the first U.S. health insurer to receive full recognition from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for its Diabetes Prevention Program in New York City. The program is offered in both English and Spanish and led by trained lifestyle coaches. Launched in 2012, the CDC-led National DPP is based on research…

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Improving the Consumer Experience

How Health Plans Can Better Engage Consumers

The American Journal of Managed Care recently spoke with Jay Sheehy, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, EmblemHealth, about how consumer segmentation can drive effective engagement and member retention. To engage with individuals, health care companies need to leverage technology to create data-driven strategies that center around consumers’ wants and…

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Improving Cancer Care in the United States

EmblemHealth will be part of an innovative program to improve cancer quality and care coordination in New York State for Medicare members.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that EmblemHealth, along with 16 other health insurers and approximately 200 physician group practices across the country, will participate in a five-year plan to improve cancer care and lower costs…

Working Together to Drive Affordability

EmblemHealth’s Transition to Value-Based Payments

The American Journal of Managed Care recently spoke with EmblemHealth President and CEO, Karen Ignagni about the health care industry’s transition toward improving affordability and access to care for patients and members. Innovative health plan strategies are only one component to an effective…

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Modern Healthcare Interviews Karen Ignagni

Karen Ignagni, EmblemHealth President and CEO, recently sat down with Modern Healthcare to discuss the future of Emblem’s value-based payment agreements, the upcoming industry changes in employer-coverage plans and how the company works collaboratively with one of the largest physician-led multispecialty practices in New York, AdvantageCare Physicians. “This plan has a storied past, a 75-year…

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Access to a More Affordable Health Care for City Employees

EmblemHealth, the City of New York and the Municipal Labor Committee — a coalition of employee unions — announced they are working together to provide expanded access to affordable, innovative health care in an effort to support benefit cost reductions for city workers. According to a Crain’s article on the partnership, “About $150 million of…

EmblemHealth’s Gregory Johnson in Real Simple Magazine

In a recent article from Real Simple magazine, EmblemHealth’s Gregory Johnson, senior advisor for family caregiving, was interviewed for some caregiving tips. He suggests a simple thank you is one of the best things you can do. “Caregivers regularly burst into tears when I thank them for what they’re doing—because it’s the first time anyone…

Celebrating a Life’s Work with Family Caregiving

EmblemHealth congratulates Rev. Gregory L. Johnson, senior advisor for family caregiving: office of the CEO, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network’s (HCCN) annual Wholeness of Life Gala on November 5…

Recognition for Electronic Payment Systems to Providers

EmblemHealth has achieved Phase III CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE®) Certification, a voluntary certification program widely viewed as the industry “gold standard.” In the New York City metro area, EmblemHealth is one of only two health plans — and the only nonprofit plan — to achieve this certification. “This is a…

Welcome Stony Brook University Hospital to the Select Care Network

Stony Brook University Hospital, Suffolk County’s only academic medical center, has joined EmblemHealth’s Select Care provider network. Starting November 1 of this year, the hospital will provide covered medical services to Suffolk County plans for individuals and small groups, both on and off the New York State of Health Marketplace. In addition to the hospital,…

Partnering for a Healthier New York

Brooklyn Savvy sat down with Michelle Paige, EmblemHealth, Katherine Harris, AdvantageCare Physicians, Tracey Capers, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Dr. Monica Sweeney, Health Disparity Coalition, to discuss their efforts to improve access to health & wellness resources in underserved communities. Watch the episode above — which originally aired on Sunday, October 18 — to see…

Welcome Dr. Scott Breidbart, Chief Clinical Officer

EmblemHealth is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Scott Breidbart, MD, MBA, as Chief Clinical Officer. Reporting directly to Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, Dr. Breidbart will be an integral member of the senior leadership team as EmblemHealth works to lead the region in quality-based payment models. “Scott has a distinguished record of performance….

Preparing for Open Enrollment Period

Malik Abdur-Razzaq, Marketing Segments Manager, EmblemHealth, recently appeared with host Rhina Valentin on BronxNet TV to discuss how to prepare themselves for the upcoming open enrollment period, when individuals make their health insurance decisions for 2016. Malik answered questions to help educate viewers about the process and considerations people should take into account when determining…

Sharing a Mission, Caring for New York

By Joanne Kroeger, New York Daily News

The Beatles’ 1964 definitive performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The barrier-breaking, all-female FDNY Hong Kong Dragon Boat team. The once homeless Bronx teen invited by Michelle Obama to attend the State of the Union address. These are just a few of the stories which comprise “Your City: Then and Now,” a collaboration between the New York Daily News and EmblemHealth…