FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2008
Network Health Appoints Director of Medical Management
(Medford, Mass.) — Network Health announces the appointment of Jean Wong O’Malley to director, medical management. In her new position, O’Malley will oversee all aspects of medical management, offering members a full range of services to improve their health care. She will also oversee Network Health’s medical management, clinical, and outreach teams.
“Jean joins Network Health with considerable clinical and managerial experience ensuring efficient, high-quality, and appropriate care for patients in hospital networks,” said Dr. Pano Yeracaris, vice president and chief medical officer for Network Health. “Jean brings an understanding of the day-to-day work in a medical management department along with a keen awareness of the challenges of caring for vulnerable populations.”
O’Malley previously served as associate director of health services at University of California, San Diego Medical Center, where she coordinated the case management and the utilization management teams. O’Malley worked in collaboration with health plan medical directors and care managers to ensure high-quality care.
O’Malley earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in health care from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Boston University.
About Network Health
Since 1997, Network Health has provided access to high-quality health care to low- and moderate-income residents of Massachusetts. Based in Medford, Mass., Network Health is a comprehensive health plan serving members through its Network Health Together™ (MassHealth) and Network Health Forward™ (Commonwealth Care) plans.
Network Health provides its Together members with all the benefits of MassHealth, plus additional free and discounted benefits. Network Health’s Commonwealth Care plan extends access to affordable health care for qualified Massachusetts residents 19 years or older who earn at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level, or up to approximately $31,000 a year for an individual (up to approximately $63,000 a year for a family of four). In addition to core health care benefits, Network Health offers its Forward members extra benefits designed to encourage wellness.
Network Health is nationally recognized for its integrated model of care, which provides a team of in-house medical, mental health, social service, and pharmacy professionals to coordinate the care of members with complex health needs and address their non-medical barriers to care. In its efforts to improve the health and well-being of its members and their diverse communities, Network Health partners with a growing network of more than 15,000 primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, and community organizations to serve members in more than 300 cities and towns across Massachusetts.
Individuals must be eligible for MassHealth to join Network Health Together, a MassHealth plan. To learn about MassHealth eligibility, Massachusetts residents can contact the MassHealth Enrollment Center at 888-665-9993 (TTY: 888-665-9997), Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once enrolled, MassHealth members can learn about their MassHealth health plan options by calling the MassHealth Customer Service Center at 800-841-2900 (TTY: 800-497-4648), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn about Commonwealth Care health plan options, call the Commonwealth Care Customer Service Center at 877-MA-ENROLL or 877-623-6765 (TTY: 877-623-7773), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or visit www.mahealthconnector.org.