Medicare Advantage: Novel Approaches to Whole Person Care


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Experts from Cigna, SCAN Health Plan and UPMC Health plan share strategies and best practices for generating higher HEDIS and STAR ratings by advancing a holistic approach to their members’ care including “last mile” strategies and caregiver support coupled with physical, behavioral and social needs.

Panelists include Ellen Bjeckford, PhD, MPH, Associate Vice President, Population Health and Clinical Transformation, UPMC Health Plan, Evan Falchuk, Chairman & CEO, Family First, Sophie Howlett, Manager, Population Health, SCAN Health Plan Grant Tarbox, DO, Regional Medical Executive, West/Northeast Region, Cigna Medicare, Kendra White, Senior Manager, Community Relations, UPMC for Life, UPMC Health Plan.


This episode is sponsored by Family First

More than ever, Americans are struggling with the complex realities of caregiving. Family First is the first expert-led and technology-powered caregiving solution for Medicare members. By integrating clinical data and social determinants of health, our multi-disciplinary Care Teams craft and implement comprehensive care plans to solve Medicare members’ most urgent caregiving needs, close care gaps, increase member satisfaction and decrease the intensity of care needed. To learn more, visit

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