Published: Jun 21, 2013

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Safety-Net Health Plan and ACAP Member Selects Leading Care Management Provider to Help Improve Health Outcomes, Reduce Avoidable Costs 

June 21, 2013 – Reston, VA – Altruista Health, Inc., an innovative provider of care and disease management technology for health plans, providers and coordinated care organizations, announces that they have signed an agreement with Elderplan, a not-for-profit safety-net health plan offering quality, affordable health care coverage to New Yorkers, to implement Altruista’s GuidingCare care management solution.

GuidingCare is a patient-centric care management system that helps health plans improve health outcomes and reduce avoidable costs associated with populations suffering from or at risk for chronic illness. With more than 300 clinical care, behavioral health and medication-related indicators, GuidingCare will provide Elderplan with the tools it needs to quickly identify gaps in care and appropriately target patients who are in greatest need of immediate intervention.

“Safety-net plans are motivated to reduce the costs of providing care for their at-risk member populations, while also improving overall care quality,” said Ashish Kachru, CEO of Altruista Health. “GuidingCare’s web-based care coordination and automated decision support tools will enable Elderplan’s physicians, nurses, case managers and health educators to engage in appropriate care management activities that generate ROI and lead to happier, healthier patients.”

Elderplan is a member of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states. Altruista Health is an ACAP Preferred Vendor, and its GuidingCare solution has been developed and optimized specifically for the safety net populations served by ACAP plans. Including Elderplan, Altruista Health counts six ACAP members as clients.

About Elderplan
Elderplan is a leading not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan that has served New York Medicare Beneficiaries for over 25 years. Tailored to fit the needs of Medicare and Dual-Eligible individuals at every level of health, Elderplan offers a wide range of affordable, high-quality plan options specially designed to deliver a superior and cost-effective level of care to members. For more information, visit www.elderplan.org.

About Altruista Health
Altruista Health, Inc. provides patient-centric and customizable population care management solutions for health plans and providers. The company develops and delivers software tools, data analytics and support services that help streamline clinical and administrative processes, improve patient outcomes and reduce avoidable healthcare costs. Altruista Health clients include commercial and government health payers, health systems and care management organizations. For more information, visit http://altruistahealth.com