Navigation Links
Ohio Association of Health Plans Names 'Pinnacle' Awards to Programs That Improve Health Care for Ohioans
Date:5/27/2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Association of Health Plans (OAHP) is pleased to announce the 2008 winners of its annual Pinnacle Awards, which recognize the efforts of Ohio's health plans to improve the quality of health care for Ohioans.

"Health plans are a vital partner in Ohio's health care system," said Kelly McGivern, OAHP President and CEO. "Not only are these companies the source of a more than 51,000 insurance-related jobs for Ohioans and more than $2 billion in wages, they also create and implement innovative initiatives to improve the health of Ohioans and the efficiency of providing health care benefits. Unfortunately, these important contributions continue to go unrecognized by those outside of the health plan industry, so the Pinnacle Awards are one way we help highlight the important contributions these plans are making."

This year's winning programs included initiatives that optimized vaccinations to help reduce the severity infections in high risk infants, promoted better coordination of care for Medicaid consumers, established primary care medical services for consumers with behavioral health issues, and increased specific preventative care measures for high-risk pregnant mothers. The winners of the awards were as follows:

Category: Improvements in Business/Operational Performance

Winner: CareSource, RSV Management: Process Improvements & Health

Outcomes

Category: Community Outreach and Partnerships

Winners: AMERIGROUP Community Care, Medical and Behavioral Health

Coordination for Medicaid Consumers

and

Buckeye Community Health Plan, Community Care: A Partnership in

Nurturing

Category: Health Care Programs

Winner: Buckeye Community Health Plan, 17-P

OAHP invited all member plans to participate in the competition, which provided an opportunity for health plans to demonstrate what they are doing to provide exemplary care and service for their members and community. A panel of experts representing hospitals, doctors, businesses, consumer advocates, and regulators judged the submissions and selected the winners.

"The award-winning programs underscore the valuable role health plans play in providing quality health care for Ohioans, while helping to stimulating Ohio's economy through innovations and jobs," McGivern said. "Through programs that utilize medically-proven best practices to identify cost-saving measures, increase preventative care in high-risk populations and create opportunities for partnerships with providers, Ohio's health plans not only improve access to care for Ohioans, but also ensure that the care they receive is of the highest quality possible."

OAHP is a statewide trade association of companies providing health care benefits to more than 7 million Ohioans. The mission of the OAHP is to promote and advocate quality health care and access to a variety of affordable health care benefits for all Ohioans.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Ohio Association of Health Plans
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. American Lung Association Launches Online Photo Campaign to Expose Big Tobacco in Communities Nationwide
2. The Anxiety Disorders Association of America and The HealthCentral Network Form Alliance to Develop New Online Resources for Anxiety Disorders
3. Analysis of Millions of U.S. Births Shows Association Between Birth Defects and Preterm Birth
4. American Heart Association Ranks Americas Most Heart Friendly Cities for Women
5. Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association Delivering US$160,000 in Aid to Earthquake Survivors in China
6. American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Clarification of Statement on Cardiovascular Evaluation and Monitoring of Children and Adolescents With Heart Disease Receiving Medications for ADHD
7. Statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, On the Government Accountability Offices (GAO) Nursing Home Oversight Report
8. Bankers Life and Casualty Company Named Corporate Honoree at Alzheimers Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala
9. The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society Release Updated Cardiac Device-Based Therapy Guidelines
10. PA Homecare Association kicks off Annual Conference: Homecare advocates speak about the importance of re-balancing the healthcare system to ensure care to the citizens of the state
11. West Coast Bank Sponsors Reach the Bridge Run to Benefit the American Lung Association of Oregon
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Medic ... Kids: The Surprising Truth about Pediatric Septic Shock” hosted by the Journal of Emergency ... at 2 p.m. Eastern time, will be presented by Captain Rommie Duckworth, LP, a ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... thinking of a visit to San Francisco , fall is a great time to ... , Business Architecture Associates is pleased to offer 5 days of training courses, available to ... for individuals, and as 4-½ day corporate package for up to 3 employees with the ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... Lowe is a sought after actor, and also serves as the host of the ... all aspects of life, and a new segment is being developed on podiatry, which ... is essential to people’s overall well-being, and if viewers have feet problems, they may ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... in clean label food ingredient solutions for the food and beverage industry offers ... in food ingredient statements during the purchasing decision process. As a result, labels ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dymedix® Diagnostics, Inc., the leading ... had completed the first phase of building a global distribution network. To date, ... (ROW) authorized dealers specializing in polysomnography accessories. The company plans to expand ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... Tenn. , May 4, 2017  A ... Infection Control, Ultraviolet-C light as a ... Tru-D SmartUVC,s ability to reduce bioburden on anesthesia ... bioburden reduction on high-touch, complex medical equipment surfaces ... surgical infections. "This study further validates ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... , May 4, 2017  A new ... thermoplastics and other highly-engineered materials, is being launched ... tubing has been developed in recent years to ... therapies and surgical applications. More expensive materials such ... produce microextrusion tubing due to their ability to ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... WAYNE, N.J. , May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost ... results from a study of contemporary practice demonstrating ... a first-line therapy for critically ill patients. The ... the Company,s newer large volume MEGA ® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: