Published: Jul 11, 2013

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Presentation Focused on How Heath Plans and Providers Can Leverage New CMS Investments by Implementing and Managing Care Coordination Solutions for Medicare Patient Populations 

Altruista Health, Inc., an innovative provider of care and disease management technology for health plans, providers and coordinated care organizations, is pleased to announce that Co-Founder Ashish Abraham was a featured speaker at this year’s World Congress Annual Leadership Summit on Medicare, held recently in Arlington, VA.

Abraham’s presentation, “Medicare Care Coordination: Expectations, Best Practices and Challenges,” focused on how health plans and providers can leverage CMS’s new investment in funding for care coordination services by implementing and managing these services for their Medicare patient populations. Stella Catalan, Senior Director of Health Services at AlohaCare, A Hawaii-based community health plan and Altruista Health client, also presented in this session.

“Care coordination solutions can help plans and providers reduce avoidable costs and achieve better health outcomes for at-risk patient populations,” said Abraham. “And with CMS recently investing nearly a billion dollars in funding for care coordination services, providers and health plans should be even more motivated to integrate these solutions into their workflows. I am excited for the opportunity to speak on this timely, critical issue and provide these organizations with strategies to help them effectively implement care coordination solutions.”

This year’s Leadership Summit on Medicare featured a comprehensive, timely offering of sessions focused on key issues currently impacting the industry, including the budget deficit, payment reform, star ratings, ACOs and the dual eligibles.