|[February 11, 2013]
SCAN Health Plan Executive to Discuss Models of Coordinated Care at Important Industry Webinar, February 28
LONG BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Eve Gelb, senior vice president of health care services for SCAN
Health Plan, will discuss the importance of the coordination of care
for the increasing number of Americans with chronic conditions at a
webinar hosted by the Healthcare Web Summit on February 28. Joining Gelb
on the faculty will be Wells Shoemaker, M.D., chief medical officer of
the California Association of Physician Groups.
Coordinated care may well prove the linchpin of many of the cost-control
and quality-enhancing programs that are the products of the Affordable
Care Act. The increasing number of Americans with chronic conditions
such as diabetes, asthma and congestive heart failure is contributing to
the growing cost of delivering healthcare. Moreover, many providers face
financial penalties if they do not reduce patient readmissions and
increase patient satisfaction. A more closely managed, patient-centric
care model may be the only way to bring such cost trends to heel.
Participants in the webinar will gain a better understanding into the
primary components of a successful coordinated-care program as well as
gain insight into the structural changes providers and payers are making
to accommodate these progams. Gelb will also discuss which patients
would most benefit from coordinated care initiatives and will explore
the potential cost savings and enhanced outcomes found in a successful
SCAN is home to one of the nation's most widely respected
care-coordination programs for seniors and others on Medicare. Studies
show that seniors managed under SCAN's "Model of Care" approach
experience fewer hospital and emergency room visits, lower hospital
utilization rates and lower overall medical costs.
"The SCAN model revolves around caring for the whole individual, spans
the continuum of a person's health status and strives to provide the
right care at the right setting at every stage of a person's healthcare
needs," says Gelb. "SCAN's model also includes a medication management
program and a disease management program along with an emphasis on
prevention and early intervention."
A member of the SCAN team since 1997, Gelb will bring more than two
decades of healthcare experience to her presentation. At SCAN she is
responsible for all the plan's health care services activities including
care management, care coordination, quality management and utilization
management. Gelb holds a Master of Public Health degree at Tulane
University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of
California, Los Angeles.
The webinar, co-sponsored by Payers and Providers and entitled
"Everything You Wanted to Know About Coordinated Care," will be held on
February 28 from 10 - 11 a.m. PST. Further information and registration
may be obtained at http://www.healthwebsummit.com/pp022813.htm.
SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation's largest non-for-profit MAPD
plans currently serving nearly 145,000 members in California and
Arizona. Further information may be obtained at scanhealthplan.com
or on Facebook (News - Alert) at facebook.com/scanhealthplan.
[SCAN Health Plan is a Medicare Advantage Organization with a Medicare
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