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HAP honored for initiatives to improve health

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan’s proficiency in managing the health and wellness of its most vulnerable members has been honored by the Michigan Association of Health Plans. At the 2018 Pinnacle Awards reception in Lansing on Sept. 18, HAP took home two awards for its work in chronic disease management and clinical service improvement, both of which represent HAP’s ongoing efforts to help members most at risk of developing serious chronic conditions.

In the Clinical Service Improvement – Commercial category, HAP was recognized for its outstanding work in managing the complex health care needs of premature babies. In the Chronic Disease Management – Medicare category, HAP was honored for its strategies to help women, aged 65 and over, manage the onset of osteoporosis and additional impairments like bone spurs.

“The fine work of HAP’s Medical Management team is an extraordinary example of how health plans can collaborate with providers to make meaningful changes in the lives of people with complicated medical problems,” said Dr. Michael Genord, chief medical officer, HAP. “The HAP programs selected by MAHP as Pinnacle Award winners illustrate that health care coordination doesn’t have to be hard — just strategic.”

For 10 years the MAHP Pinnacle awards have recognized the outstanding work of health plans that improve the quality and efficiency of care, help lower health care costs and increase services for Michigan residents.

The Pinnacle Awards judging panel, comprised of health care experts, lawmakers and news media, reviewed submissions in depth before selecting winners in various categories for commercial health insurers and Medicaid health plans. — G.G.

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