New Century Health manages the cost and quality of oncology care for Neighborhood’s 210,000 members across the health plan’s Medicaid, Medicare-Medicaid, and commercial lines of business.
New Century Health, a national leader in specialty care management, is proud to provide comprehensive oncology specialty management services to Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (Neighborhood), a not-for-profit HMO serving one in five Rhode Islanders. The partnership, which began in September 2020 and marked New Century Health’s expansion into the state of Rhode Island, ensures that Neighborhood’s members diagnosed with cancer receive high-quality cancer care across Neighborhood’s network of nearly 7,000 providers.
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New Century Health manages the cost and quality of oncology care for Neighborhood’s 210,000 members, including medical, radiation oncology services and genomic testing across the health plan’s Medicaid, Medicare-Medicaid, and commercial lines of business. New Century Health’s comprehensive oncology management program is based on deep provider engagement around evidence-based clinical pathways, peer-to-peer specialist consultations and aligned payment models.
"We are honored that a leading safety net health plan like Neighborhood chose New Century Health to provide value-based cancer care to its most vulnerable members,” said New Century Health Chief Executive Officer Dan McCarthy. “With Neighborhood, we are now operating in 44 states, and I am proud of the strong relationships we have built with the local oncologists upon whom these members depend. We look forward to continuing to ensure access to high-value treatment plans aligned to clinical evidence in the years ahead.“
Neighborhood Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marylou Buyse said, “The quality of care our members receive is at the core of every decision we make and, as such, is what drove Neighborhood to engage New Century Health. Their ability to keep up with new and emerging cancer treatments coupled with their dedication to work collaboratively with our network of oncologists and hematologists through a peer-based model, ensures our members are treated with the most current, evidence-based regimens. This gives us peace of mind as we know that evidence-based care yields the best health outcomes.”
About New Century Health
New Century Health is a leading specialty care management company, with special focus on cancer and cardiology patients. New Century Health partners with specialty providers and health plans to provide them with clinical decision and population health management tools to ensure that cancer and cardiology patients receive the highest quality, most affordable care. New Century Health has been URAC-accredited in Health Utilization Management since 2011 and received NCQA accreditation in Utilization Management in June 2020. New Century Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Evolent Health. To learn more about New Century Health, please visit newcenturyhealth.com.
About Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (Neighborhood) is a not-for-profit health maintenance organization (HMO) founded in December 1993 in partnership with Rhode Island’s Community Health Centers to ensure everyone in the state has access to high quality, cost-effective health care. Neighborhood serves over 210,000 members in the state with 81 percent of its membership Medicaid eligible through its ACCESS and TRUST plans and 6 percent of its membership utilizing Neighborhood’s INTEGRITY Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP). About 13 percent of Neighborhood’s members are individuals, families and small businesses who select one of eight Neighborhood commercial plans available through the health exchange, HealthSource RI. Of these members, about 85 percent qualify for federal subsidies to cover a portion of their costs. Today, Neighborhood—with 600 employees and $1.4 billion in revenue—serves one out of every five Rhode Islanders. Learn more at nhpri.org.