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…

" Healthy eating habits are the foundation of health. Our choice of what we eat and how large our portions are can reduce our risk of chronic diseases and cancer. "Dr. Scott Breidbart, Chief Clinical Officer, EmblemHealth

National Eating Healthy Day

Celebrate with the American Heart Association! November 4, 2015, marks National Eating Healthy Day — a day to bring awareness towards healthier food choices. At EmblemHealth we honor this day and encourage all to take small steps towards healthier living. Eating healthy helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and…

New York State Passes CARE Act

New York State recently passed the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act, which will go into effect late April 2016. It requires general hospitals to allow patients an opportunity to designate — upon admission to a hospital — a caregiver in the their medical record. It also requires the hospital to notify and offer to…

Citymeals-on-Wheels Helps End Hunger

By Beth Shapiro, Executive Director, Citymeals-on-Wheels

New York City nonprofit Citymeals-on-Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to our homebound elderly neighbors. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and senior centers, Citymeals prepares and delivers over 2 million weekend…

NoFlu4U: Flu Treatment and Tips

In the third NoFlu4U video, Drs. Carl Kenel-Pierre, OB-GYN, Julie Pannulo, Internal Medicine and Beverly Sheppard, Pediatrics, AdvantageCare Physicians (ACP), give a rundown of what to expect on the road to flu recovery…

NoFlu4U: What You Should Do

In this second video from the NoFlu4U series, Drs. Carl Kenel-Pierre, OB-GYN, Julie Pannulo, Internal Medicine and Beverly Sheppard, Pediatrics, AdvantageCare Physicians (ACP), discuss the importance of getting vaccinated every year…

Understand Your Health

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, people with limited health literacy skills have a higher association with poor health, more likely to have chronic conditions and are less likely to manage them effectively. The ability to understand, process and obtain health information needed to make health related decisions is known as health literacy…

NoFlu4U: What You Should Know

“The flu is the most common viral infection we see,” says Dr. Beverly Sheppard, Pediatrics, AdvantageCare Physicians (ACP). Drs. Carl Kenel-Pierre, OB-GYN, Julie Pannulo, Internal Medicine and Beverly Sheppard provide an overview of the extremely common virus, how it’s transmitted and who is most vulnerable to contracting the flu. “Anyone can get the flu, however…

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ACP Leading the Way in Health Care Delivery

By Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians

As the Electronic Medical Record champion at AdvantageCare Physicians, I was delighted – and more than a little proud – to hear that ACP has been recognized for reaching Stage 6 (out of seven) on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM…

The Benefits of Collaboration

By Maritza Owens, Chief Executive Officer, Harvest Home Farmers Markets

For over two decades, Harvest Home Farmer’s Market has connected low-income communities to fresh fruits and vegetables via local farmer’s markets. We realized long ago that fostering real change requires bringing together organizations with disparate aims but convergent strategies, and our collaboration with EmblemHealth…

The Root of Health

This fall, visit your local farmers market to pick up highly nutritional fresh fruits and vegetables. Use the fall fruit and vegetable cheat sheet below to know when certain produce is in season. Carrots and mint leaves combined with raisins, water and spices, make a nourishing dish. Tasty and in shades of autumn, this easy-to-make…

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Health Plan

By Sally Poblete, Founder and CEO, Wellthie

Open enrollment starts November 1 — will you be ready to shop for and purchase health insurance? There are many plan options being offered and the challenge comes in knowing what to look for to find the plan that is right for you. The 5 main areas to consider in your health plan selection are…

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,…

‘Defending Labor is My Life’s Work’

By Steve Wishnia, LaborPress

As the son of a Sicilian hotel worker, Vinny Pitta (pictured above, right) understands the dreams and struggles of immigrant families — and the success he’s achieved thus far in his career is evidence of the power of trade unions to fulfill the American Dream. In his ongoing work with labor, Pitta remains steadfast in ensuring that American ideal continues to inspire generations to come…

Never Abandoning the Fight: School Safety Agents Battle For Equity — and Win!

By Joe Maniscalco, LaborPress

Without the steadfast courage of Corinthians Andrews (pictured above, bottom center), Bernice Christopher (pictured above, right) and Patricia Williams (pictured above, left) — lead plaintiffs in the landmark Equal Pay Act — the gender gap that once marked the lives of 5,000 mostly female school safety agents might never have been shut this past year…