New Century Health to Support Florida Blue Medicare with Comprehensive Oncology Management Services

November 5, 2020

The company will leverage New Century Health’s oncology specialty management program to help ensure its more than 125,000 Medicare Advantage members receive high-quality cancer care 

Washington, DC (November 5, 2020) – New Century Health, a national leader in specialty care management, today announced that it will provide comprehensive oncology specialty management services to Florida Blue Medicare, the Medicare Advantage company of one of Florida’s leading health insurance organizations. The partnership will ensure that Florida Blue’s 125,000 Medicare Advantage members diagnosed with cancer receive high-quality cancer care across Florida Blue’s network of 1,000 physicians in 67 counties statewide.

New Century Health will manage the cost and quality of oncology care for Florida Blue’s Medicare Advantage PPO and HMO members, including medical and radiation oncology services. 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.

"New Century Health’s partnership with Florida Blue Medicare is an exciting opportunity to expand our impact across the state of Florida and to partner with a leading Blue Cross Blue Shield plan,” said New Century Health Chief Executive Officer Dan McCarthy. “Our mission to ensure high-value oncology care has only been amplified by the impact of COVID-19. There has never been a greater need for innovation, expertise and compassion in this field. We are honored that Florida Blue Medicare has entrusted us with the profound responsibility of delivering superior, cost-effective care to their members battling cancer. We are confident our clinical model will ensure high-quality treatment plans as we partner closely with oncology practices across the state to serve members."

“Our top priority is ensuring that all of Florida Blue’s Medicare Advantage members receive the highest quality cancer care possible. This will become even more important given the number of our members who have delayed cancer screening due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to partner with New Century Health to ensure all of our members get the best care possible by leveraging their evidence-based clinical model to provide our members with evidence-based care that is more affordable and leads to better outcomes,” said Florida Blue Medicare VP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth Malko. “We are confident that New Century’s proven specialty care management solution will provide enhanced access to high-quality, evidence-based care for our members.”

New Century Health and Florida Blue Medicare are expected to complete the implementation process this year, with full health plan operations slated to launch on January 1, 2021.

About New Century Health

New Century Health is the nation's 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.

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