MARCH/APRIL 2013
  VOLUME 2   ISSUE 2

 

The New York Health Benefit Exchange — What it Means for You

Teaming Up to Provide Quality, Coordinated Care to Your Clients

Honoring Nonprofits for Their Commitment to Care

It's in the Details: A Personalized Enrollment Experience for Groups

Broker Focus Archive


Teaming Up to Provide Quality,
Coordinated Care to Your Clients

Four New York City and Long Island medical groups with whom EmblemHealth has had long-standing relationships have come together to form AdvantageCare Physicians, P.C., one of the largest physician-led practices in the New York metropolitan area. AdvantageCare Physicians includes:

  • Manhattan's Physician Group
  • Preferred Health Partners (Brooklyn)
  • Queens-Long Island Medical Group
  • Staten Island Physician Practice

The practice has more than 400 EmblemHealth network primary care physicians and specialists and 2,300 staff in 36 community-based locations throughout New York City. Based on a model developed by EmblemHealth, the practice is designed to improve coordination of care, produce better outcomes and higher levels of patient satisfaction.

A Team-Based Approach to Care

At AdvantageCare, doctors work in teams that include nurses, social workers, nutritionists, behavioral health specialists and other professionals to deliver evidence-based, integrated services. Care navigators help patients address issues such as getting and understanding their medications, dietary needs, transportation and medical follow-up. Patients will be encouraged to partner with their care team in pursuit of a common goal: better health.

Services Integrated with the Communities They Serve

Each AdvantageCare Physicians location will integrate its services with those of the community it serves. By doing so, service offerings can be customized to support culturally competent care delivery. Care locations will also provide access to health and wellness education and health screenings, which can help members assess health risks and make informed choices.

EmblemHealth Chief Medical Officer William Gillespie, MD will serve as President and CEO of AdvantageCare Physicians. According to Dr. Gillespie, "Our goal is to create a professional clinical community dedicated to using a team approach to coordinate care for the health and well-being of their patients."

 

   
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