HIMSSCast: Direct contracting streamlines prior authorization - Podast

Listen to First Choice Health CEO Jaja Okigwe, discuss value-based contracts for whole person care and how First Choice Health is pioneering healthcare transformation on the HIMSSCast podcast via Healthcare Finance News. Click here to listen to the HIMSSCast podcast.Podcast Summary:First Choice works with providers that are interested in working directly with employers. Jaja Ok…

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6 lessons learned from Direct-to-Employer healthcare experts

Last month, First Choice Health and rule of three hosted a dynamic national group of health system leaders for our second Direct-to-Employer (DTE) Executive Summit. Discussions addressed the major issues, considerations, and challenges health systems face when deploying direct-contracting solutions. The Summit also explored how health systems can improve and successfully manage a sustainable direc…

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Why employer pride should promote health equity for LGBTQIA+ employees

It goes without saying that the ongoing pandemic has drawn attention to many disparities among Americans, including access to healthcare and improved health outcomes for patients. It's not just COVID-19 either - racial injustice, the red-hot abortion debate, and other timely topics have revealed gaps in employer care that can't be filled with a quick signature.According to the Robert Wood Johnson …

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Virtual care is convenient, but is it better for everyone?

Through all the changes that we experienced in the past two years, two trends became quite popular: staying home to binge-watch television and getting medical care over your phone. Interestingly, neither are new and both have been around for 20+ years in various forms. Both have become mainstream by the common denominator of COVID-19. This pandemic has allowed for many device-based conveniences to…

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Managing Toxic Employees

You've worked with them before, and managing them can be a challenge: toxic employees. We are not just talking about difficult employees who fail to conduct themselves appropriately at work, don't work well with others, or generally under perform. We are talking about those toxic workers who cause harm as their negative behaviors spread to other team members, causing a pattern of de-energizing or …

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FCH promotes Shruti Singal, MD as new Chief Medical Officer

Effective January 1, 2022, John Robinson, MD departed First Choice Health, and Shruti Singal, MD will assume leadership of Medical Management as our Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Shruti Singal, formerly our VP of Medical Management, has been promoted to Chief Medical Officer responsible for all of Medical Management. Prior to joining First Choice Health, Dr. Singal was a medical director for Anthem B…

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Tips on supporting people with holiday depression or other struggles

The winter holidays can be a magical time of celebrations and fond family memories, but they can also shine a light on grief, depression, and troubled relationships that don't disappear when the decorations come out. Idealized images in movies, commercials, and Facebook posts can give the impression that everyone is deliriously happy with perfect families - and if you're not, then there's somethin…

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8 ideas for supporting your staff in their career development

Now more than ever, employee retention is at the top of most managers' minds. Ensure that your employees feel valued and see a path to develop their career within your company. You have an important role in supporting employee career growth so they can build their skills and be motivated at their job.Making an effort to show employees they have a clear career path and can reach their goals at your…

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HLTH Conference and the value of employer-sponsored care

As we continue to build smart, value-centric health plans for employers across the country, our CEO Jaja Okigwe was invited to speak on the topic a panel at HLTH 2021 in Boston recently, with other First Choice Health team members attending talks throughout the conference to take in the latest trends. If you're not familiar, HLTH (pronounced "health") is one of the world's leading healthcare …

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What you should know about untreated ADHD in adults

Many adults face distractions in their daily lives caused by work, family and other stressors, but certain conditions can heighten a lack of focus and disorganization. One cause may be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental condition that affects a person's behavior. ADHD begins in childhood and continues through the teenage years into adulthood. According to th…

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