|By Business Wire||
|January 7, 2014 10:40 AM EST||
Altegra Health, a leading provider of business, technology and consulting solutions that improve quality and financial performance for health plans and at-risk provider groups, today introduced “My Advocate” as the new brand for the company’s services that help healthcare organizations enhance member care and quality of life, replacing the former company name known as Social Service Coordinators®.
The combined suite of member engagement services, now called My Advocate™, is a complete, technology-enabled concierge outreach service provided through health plans for their members. It is designed to help Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid, and Commercial health plan members save money, receive needed assistance, and take better care of themselves. The goal of My Advocate is to help plans enhance member satisfaction, lower long-term care costs, improve Star Ratings, and optimize health outcomes.
“Health plans are performing at their best when they help their members achieve the best possible health outcomes,” said Altegra Health President and CEO Kevin Barrett. “Our My Advocate suite of services is aligned with the continuum of member needs so that we can closely partner with health plans to help them improve member care and maximize reimbursement.”
The My Advocate outreach services provided by Altegra Health were previously known as Social Service Coordinators®. Under My Advocate, Altegra Health will continue to provide these services and other quality improvement and risk adjustment solutions to partners, including multi-regional Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid and Commercial plans, as well as regional and state-based organizations.
Since 2000, Altegra Health has provided assistance in applying for Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and Extra Help, primarily to “dual eligible” and low-income individuals. Additional services include community program enrollment assistance, which helps members with prescription and household utility expenses, as well as transportation, nutrition, healthcare premium and co-payment assistance. At no cost, individuals may visit MyAdvocateHelps.com to search for available programs in their local area for which they may be eligible.
In addition, My Advocate will provide a wide variety of care management and other health education programs. These include physician appointment scheduling and reminders, education and lifestyle management for chronic diseases, medication adherence, and recertification services.
About Altegra Health
Altegra Health is a leading provider of technology-enabled business and consulting services that improve health plan and provider organization performance by aligning proven revenue, quality and care management solutions with clients’ existing capabilities. Altegra Health enhances enrollee and provider experience, strengthens compliance, and improves operations through integrated solutions focused on program assistance, risk adjustment and healthcare enhancement, as well as reimbursement and advisory services. For more information, visit AltegraHealth.com.