Prestige Health Choice Honors Health Choice Network

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 General News
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$750,000 Grant to support implementation of a Population Health-driven strategy

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Prestige Health Choice, a Medicaid managed care plan serving

55 of Florida's 67 counties and a joint venture between AmeriHealth Caritas and Florida Blue, recently honored Health Choice Network of Florida (HCNFL) for innovation in implementing a population health-driven strategy by awarding a grant of $750,000 in support of the strategy.

Presented by Prestige Health Choice's President Dwight Chenette at HCNFL's 23rd Annual Education Conference, the award highlighted HCNFL's commitment to supporting Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Florida on their journey to transforming health care delivery to focus on population health and improve health care outcomes and quality reporting. HCNFL's work supports Prestige's efforts to effectively improve value in the delivery of quality care by working jointly with its FQHC partners to provide services under value-based models of care that focus on prevention and timely access for all Prestige members so that they may achieve optimal health.

"This transition is key in today's health care environment," said Chenette, "Rewarding quality and effective care delivery is critical. HCNFL's innovation is positioning community health centers to successfully transition to value-based care models."

HCNFL Chief Executive Officer Alejandro Romillo accepted the award at the start of the conference, giving special recognition to the participating and committed community health centers.

"HCNFL recognizes the importance of infrastructure and dedicated support to ensure the centers have progressive tools and resources to effectively manage their patients," said Romillo. "It's gratifying to have a respected partner recognize the work that has brought us to this point. Our centers are leaders in caring for their communities and utilize advanced technologies to improve the delivery of care and patient outcomes."

"Focusing on population health is essential to building a healthier Florida. Our collaborations with the state's FQHCs are an important component of that effort," said Dr. William Burnham, Prestige's chief medical officer. "If we can further integrate payer and provider data while leveraging technology to close care gaps, we will succeed in increasing access and improving health outcomes."

About Prestige Health ChoicePrestige Health Choice is a Medicaid managed care plan serving members in 55 of Florida's 67 counties. Prestige's strength is founded on its longstanding provider partnerships, particularly with Federally Qualified Health Centers and other safety-net providers. A Florida-based company, Prestige is owned and operated by Florida True Health, a joint venture of AmeriHealth Caritas and Florida Blue. For more information, visit

About AmeriHealth Caritas AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.7 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit

About Florida BlueFlorida Blue is a leader in Florida's health care industry. Driven by its mission to help people and communities achieve better health, Florida Blue has 5 million health care members, with nearly 18 million people in 12 states, two U.S. territories and the District of Columbia served through its affiliated companies. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

About Health Choice Network Health Choice Network, Inc. is a successful nationwide and collaborative management services organization serving health centers, health center-controlled networks and partners. By providing key business services, strategic initiatives and the latest in health information technology, participants can improve patient outcomes through increased efficiencies and more accessible care. With 46 health centers in 15 states serving more than one million patients, Health Choice Network, Inc. is recognized as a leader in the integration of health information technology among health centers and safety net providers. For more information, please visit

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