Care Management Program at Neighborhood Health Plan receives "Supporting the Safety Net" Award Honorable Mention
Boston, MA - August 1, 2011 - Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) today announced that the Community Medical Alliance (CMA), a wholly owned clinical affiliate of NHP, is the recipient of a "Supporting the Safety Net" Award Honorable Mention from the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP).
The "Supporting the Safety Net" award recognizes a community-based organization or individual that has implemented exemplary, innovative programs to meet the health needs of high-risk populations and can serve as a model of "best practices" for other communities.
The CMA serves NHP members who have a wide range of complex, disabling medical conditions such as severe heart, liver, kidney or lung disease, HIV/AIDS, cancers, neurological, or immune system illnesses. These members are also often afflicted with addictions, and mental health illness.
"The CMA program has been an important part of NHP since 1999, and we are proud of the work they do," said Deborah Enos, president and CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan. "Every day, this group of caregivers and clinicians is making an enormous difference in the lives of people whose health needs would otherwise go un-served."
The awards were presented at ACAP's annual CEO Summit in Washington, DC in July.
ACAP represents 53 not-for-profit health plans in 26 states serving over seven million people enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other public health programs.
Neighborhood Health Plan is a not-for-profit health insurer serving more than 238,000 members across Massachusetts, offering a wide array of government-funded and commercial products. NHP provides health care programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, through small business employer groups, and through Massachusetts' groundbreaking health care reform. Founded in 1986 by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and the Greater Boston Forum for Health Action, NHP focuses on offering members access to care from over 2,800 primary care physicians and over 10,400 specialists in over 300 primary care locations throughout Massachusetts. NHP is recognized as a national leader in care for medically complex and severely disabled populations. Central to Neighborhood Health Plan's mission, the organization places special emphasis on serving culturally diverse, traditionally underserved, and vulnerable populations.
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