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CareCentrix names health plan exec as chief medical officer 

May 3, 2022HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has named longtime health plan executive and physician Carmella Sebastian, M.D., M.S., as chief medical officer. Sebastian most recently served as vice president of clinical operations at Oscar Health and, before that, she held leadership roles at Florida Blue, Humana and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In her role at CareCentrix, she will guide the organization’s clinical vision, overseeing all aspects of clinical strategy and operations....

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CareCentrix named top workplace 

March 29, 2022HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Times with a 2022 Top Workplaces Award. It’s the fourth year in a row that CareCentrix has received the award. “The ongoing challenges of the past two years have made it more critical than ever to invest in our team so that they can make at-home care possible for those who need it most,” said John Driscoll, CEO of CareCentrix. “We’re honored to accept this award and look forward to continuing our...

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In brief: Medline’s growth, ACMESA meeting, oxygen utilization

February 11, 2022HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline opened five newly constructed distribution centers in 2021, with two more scheduled to be completed in 2022, as part of its $1.5 billion Healthcare Resilience Initiative.  The newest LEED-certified distribution center, set to open in the first quarter of 2022, is in Richmond Hill, Ga., less than 30 miles from the Port of Savannah. It will provide an additional 1.2 million square feet of space to stockpile supplies for customer distribution centers throughout...

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CareCentrix hires health care exec

February 10, 2022HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has named Dr. Jonathan Gavras as a senior strategic clinical advisor. Gavras joins CareCentrix with more than 20 years of experience as an innovator in the health care space, most recently as president of the Florida market at Bright HealthCare. He was also previously the chief medical officer of Florida Blue and president of Guidewell Health. “As we drive toward the next phase of CareCentrix’s growth, we are excited about adding Dr. Gavras’ deep...

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Walgreens investment ‘endorsement’ of CareCentrix model, CEO says

October 15, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

HARTFORD, Conn. – Walgreens’ investment in CareCentrix will accelerate the ongoing shift of health care to the home, says CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll.   Walgreens Boots Alliance announced Oct. 14 that it plans to acquire a majority share of CareCentrix, investing $330 million for a 55% stake, and is investing $5.2 billion in VillageMD, a primary care provider, to launch Walgreens Health.   “COVID has underscored for everyone that we need to...

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Walgreens Boots Alliance to acquire majority stake in CareCentrix

October 14, 2021HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – Walgreens Boots Alliance is acquiring a majority share of CareCentrix, investing $330 million for a 55% stake. The deal will boost Walgreens capabilities in post-acute and home care, in support of its launch of Walgreens Health, a customer-centric, technology-enabled care model powered by a nationally scaled, locally delivered health care platform. “COVID-19 has made it clear that providing care in the home and community is the future of not only post-acute care,...

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CareCentrix recognized for employee wellness

September 28, 2021HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has been named a recipient of the annual Cigna Well-Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program. Cigna Well-Being award winners are evaluated based on the quality of several factors of their wellness program, including leadership engagement, company culture, strategy and goals, implementation and employee engagement. “We believe that at its best, a business...

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CareCentrix appoints clinical expert to advisory board

May 12, 2021HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has appointed Dr. Jennifer Schneider to its strategic advisory board. Schneider most recently served as president at Livongo Health, where she oversaw the strategic, technical and clinical direction of the company. She has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives and by Fierce Healthcare as a Women of Influence for her success empowering women and modeling diversity in the workplace. “Over...

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In brief: Delivery costs, CPAP compliance, CareCentrix model 

March 12, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The cost of delivering home medical equipment has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a new survey from VGM.   The survey of nearly 100 medical equipment providers in eight regions of the U.S. looked at vehicle cost per trip; PPE expense; labor expense per hour; and time of travel, equipment set-up and instruction, and equipment pickup.  In the Great Lakes region, for example, the average delivery cost has...

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Study supports CareCentrix model

March 9, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON and HARTFORD, Conn. – Avalere, an independent health care research and consulting firm, has found a major reduction in the total cost of care for patients managed by CareCentrix through reduced emergency room visits, hospital utilization and hospital readmissions.  Avalere found that the total cost for Medicare Advantage members was 44% lower in the CareCentrix-managed population during the initial 90 days following discharge and 27% lower twelve months after...

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