September 27, 2022
In advance of Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable, Alliance of Community Health Plans President and CEO Ceci Connolly sat down with Becker’s Payer Issues to discuss vital topics that will be covered at the November event. To learn more and register for the event and learn more, click here.
Becker’s Healthcare aims to foster peer-to-peer conversation between healthcare’s brightest leaders and thinkers. In that vein, responses to our Speaker Series are published straight from interviewees. Here is what our speaker had to say.
Question: What are you most excited about right now and what makes you nervous?
Ceci Connolly: There are two lessons from the pandemic. First, ‘Care Anywhere’ works — people like it! Bringing care directly to people in their homes can be powerful. Whether it’s telehealth, or home health care, meeting patients where they don’t have to come to the doctor’s office or hospital is convenient.
For example, as part of Hospital at Home programs offered by ACHP member plans, patients with complex diseases who required admission to a hospital only a few years ago can, and do, receive high-quality, acute care in the safety and comfort of their homes. Among our member plans, we have seen Hospital at Home reduce hospitalization rates, lower the cost of care per member and increase patient satisfaction.