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2013-12-16 16:25:29

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Agadia Systems Inc. (Agadia) of New Jersey, noted for its ability to improve the quality of care and expedite prior authorization healthcare services, and EmblemHealth Inc. of New York, NY announced today the signing of an agreement for Agadia to provide its services to automate the prior authorization process. Agadia offers a web-based software solution, PAHub(TM), that simplifies and streamlines the prior authorization...

2013-12-12 12:26:45

Provides Benefit Experts and Health Guidance in One Convenient Location NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth, the New York-based health insurer and wellness company, has opened its third EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, an inviting place where the community is welcomed to meet face-to-face with EmblemHealth professionals to ask questions, get reliable information and solve problems. The newest EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is located at 87 Bowery in Manhattan's Chinatown....

2013-10-16 12:24:18

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded EmblemHealth's Medicare HMO plan an overall rating of four stars for quality, the highest of any Medicare Advantage HMO in the New York City region. All Medicare health and drug plans are rated overall on a one to five star scale, with one star representing poor performance, three stars representing average performance and five stars representing excellent performance. This...

2013-09-11 12:24:30

Finalists to be honored at URAC's 2013 Quality Summit, September 30-October 2, 2013 NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth has been named as a Health Plan Best Practice Award 2013 finalist by URAC, a leading health care accreditation organization. EmblemHealth was nominated for two of its programs--Improving Osteoporosis Screening in Medicare Women who Experience a Bone Fracture and Increasing Annual Dental Visits in the Medicaid Population. The plans, two of eight...

2013-08-08 12:25:31

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, and Advance Care Alliance (ACA), a newly formed entity owned in partnership by Advance of Greater New York, LLC; Alliance Care Network, LLC and Long Island Alliance, LLC comprised of more than 75 not-for-profit service providers who have a long history of working with the New York State Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), have established a collaboration to manage the care...

2013-08-07 16:28:16

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of investments in coordination of patient care and expanded programs to improve quality and wellness, EmblemHealth informed New York State officials on July 31 that it would not seek 2014 premium rate increases for its HMO business, which covers 350,000 members, approximately 200,000 of whom are City employees. Rate increases are driven by the cost and usage of medical services. EmblemHealth's programs which focus on coordination of...

2013-08-01 08:36:01

Education and Coaching Help Reduce Risk Factors for Serious Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, will enroll up to 100 people this year into a program proven to reduce the risk of developing diabetes by half, through weight loss, increased activity and positive lifestyle changes. EmblemHealth is participating in the National Diabetes Prevention Program to teach members threatened by the disease the habits and...

2013-07-17 12:26:48

Collaborating with GrowNYC and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to Provide Health and Nutrition Resources at Select Greenmarkets NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth is working with GrowNYC and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to provide health and nutrition resources for New Yorkers at select GrowNYC Greenmarkets in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. EmblemHealth is supporting four Greenmarkets which provide...

2013-06-27 08:30:55

NEW YORK, July 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, the American Heart Association (AHA) has named EmblemHealth a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Company for its efforts to help employees become more healthy through nutrition and exercise. EmblemHealth, which provides coverage for 3.4 million people through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), is one of the largest regional health insurers in New York and the only health...

2013-05-15 16:27:41

NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth Chairman and CEO Anthony L. Watson today announced his retirement, effective May 31, 2013, after a combined 28 years with EmblemHealth and HIP Health Plan of New York.  In 2006, Mr. Watson agreed with Frank Branchini, President and CEO of GHI, to merge HIP and GHI forming EmblemHealth.  Mr. Watson has been Chairman and CEO of EmblemHealth and Mr. Branchini serves as President and COO of EmblemHealth.     Mr....