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New Medical Director Brings Innovative Physician Engagement Skills to CDPHP

Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2013

In the continued effort to build strong relationships with providers and improve outcomes of member care, CDPHP® is pleased to announce the addition of Richard H. Dal Col, MD, MPH as medical director for surgical services.

In this role, Dr. Dal Col provides leadership and serves as a liaison between CDPHP and the physician community. Working with the team of medical directors, he assists in utilization management, quality improvement, resource management initiatives, and design and implementation of innovative reimbursement models.

Prior to joining CDPHP, Dr. Dal Col was vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. He also served as a specialty consultant for Hudson Headwaters Health Network and the Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot. Dr. Dal Col was an attending cardiothoracic surgeon with Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons for almost 20 years prior to his involvement in medical policy and management.

Dr. Dal Col is board-certified in preventive medicine, cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery. He received much of his medical training from Albany Medical Center and was a longtime managing partner with the Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons, as well as assistant chief of the department of cardiac surgery at St. Peter’s Hospital.

He holds a master’s degree in public health/preventive medicine from the State University of New York at Albany/NYS Department of Health, a Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College and a Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne College, Syracuse.

About CDPHP®
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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