NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safety Net Connect (SNC), a leading provider of innovative web-based healthcare technology for organizations assisting underserved populations, today announced its selection as a Preferred Vendor by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association representing 60 nonprofit safety net health plans in 29 states – serving over twenty million enrollees and representing nearly half of individuals enrolled in Medicaid plans.
The ACAP Preferred Vendor Program provides member plans with streamlined access to pre-qualified vendor organizations that understand the complex needs of safety net care providers. All Preferred Vendors must be sponsored by at least one ACAP plan prior to undergoing a rigorous board and plan representative approval process. SNC holds a long-standing partnership with ACAP member plans, L. A. Care Health Plan and Partnership Health Plan of California.
SNC’s premier products “Converge” and “Connect” are web-based care coordination solutions that have produced significant outcomes in safety net populations, including: increasing network adequacy with an 89% reduction in wait times for specialty care and a 60% reduction in inappropriate face-to-face specialty care visits; improving quality and closing gaps in care with a 25% reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions and a 130% increase in timely post-discharge follow-ups; and increasing efficiencies and cost savings – including year-one cost savings of $17.7m for an Illinois Medicaid health plan.
“ACAP is pleased to welcome SNC to our Preferred Vendor Program,” said Meg Murray, CEO, ACAP. “Our plans’ efforts to find innovative ways to increase access to care have in many instances been bolstered by SNC’s offerings. We look forward to their participation and the opportunity for them to impart their expertise to our member ACAP Safety Net Health Plans.”
“It is an honor to receive ACAP’s prestigious Preferred Vendor designation and we look forward to participating in the ACAP CEO Summit next week,” said Chris Cruttenden, President of SNC. “We are proud to serve ACAP in its efforts to improve the health of lower-income and vulnerable populations by utilizing the full potential of health IT to provide access to whole-person care, enhance care coordination, and reduce costs through the efficient use of limited resources.”
ACAP represents 60 not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans, which provide health coverage to more than twenty million people in 29 states through Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Marketplace and other health programs. For more information, visit www.communityplans.net.
About Safety Net Connect
Since 2009, Safety Net Connect (SNC) has been a leading creator of healthcare technology that makes it easier for providers and institutions to increase access to care, streamline care coordination, promote evidence-based practices, and improve quality. With a mission to improve health equity, SNC has helped public and private healthcare organizations across the nation successfully reach over 5 million low-income, underserved individuals with affordable, effective patient-centered care. For more information, please visit www.safetynetconnect.com