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02/11/2015

CareConnect, New York's First Commercial Provider-Owned Health Plan: A Conversation with Alan Murray (February 10th)

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Over the past few years the lines between health care payers and health care providers have been blurring.  Some say these health care industry silos, insurance companies and acute and post-acute providers, will eventually merge.  For cost purposes, health care plans are ever-increasingly interested in improving their relationship with patients in order to provide more efficient and effective care.  Health care providers want to better control their revenue streams and be more competitive.  CareConnect, formed last year by North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, is New York State's first provider-owned commercial health insurance plan.  

During this 21-minute interview Mr. Alan Murray discusses the reasons CareConnect was formed, how it's structured, its patient population, how its physicians deliver care within the CareConnect network and what it is doing to improve its patient and service community's population health.  

Mr. Alan Murray is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of North Shore-LIJ MurrayCareConnect, the first provider owned health plan in New York State.  Mr. Murray is also currently President and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health Plan whose offerings include a managed long-term care plan for Medicaid recipients.  Previously, Mr. Murray was VP of Managed Care for North Shore-LIJ Health System.  Mr. Murray also served for five years as a Vice President for UnitedHealthcare in New York and previously still as at WellPoint/Empire BlueCross BlueShield).  Mr. Murray's background also includes serving for over five years as a Second Officer in the British Merchant Navy.

For more on CareConnect see: http://www.nslijcareconnect.com/

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