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May 2016, Heather O’Gorman from the Best Health team is featured in this article from Sharp Health News. She provides tips on helping your children avoid secondhand smoke. Recent studies on the dangers of secondhand smoke on children are also included in the article.
April 2016, For National Walking Day on April 6, Sharp Health Plan’s Jessica Bixenmann was featured in this article for Sharp Health News on hiking tips. She provides advice on what to do before, during and after your hike, along with helpful links on popular hiking paths.
March 2016, Sharp Health Plan’s Heather O’Gorman was featured in a Sharp Health News article on wearable technology. Surprisingly, studies show older adults use wearable fitness technology more than their younger counterparts.
January 2016, Sharp Health Plan’s Director of Pharmacy Benefits Debi Reissman answers your top prescription questions in this article from Sharp Health News. Learn the benefits of using a generic, what to do if your medication isn’t covered under your plan and more.
January 2016, Best Health’s Michelle Milles is quoted in an article on the health benefits of reading. You’ll receive tips on why you should incorporate reading into your daily schedule and shut off the eReaders at night.
January 2016, Sharp Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cary Shames is quoted in this article on how to get the most out of your health plan. For the new year, members should take advantage of all the preventive health benefits available to them without a copay.
December 2015, Sharp Health Plan’s Best Health team members Ben Aragon and Jessica Bixenmann are featured on Sharp Health News in an informative article on sticking to your weight loss goals. Following their tips will help you change your eating and exercising habits.
December 2015, Sharp Health Plan’s Behavior Change Expert and Wellness Coach Jessica Bixenmann is quoted in this article on ways the outdoors can make you healthier and happier. It’s an especially beneficial activity during the stressful holiday season.
December 2015, Sharp Health Plan’s Health and Wellness Coach Jessica Bixenmann gives expert tips on managing portion sizes during holiday events in this helpful infographic. It demonstrates even the most simplistic activities can burn calories.
December 2015, Sharp Health Plan’s Director of Pharmacy Benefits, Debi Reissman, provides valuable tips for filling prescriptions. From effective methods in saving time and money to what questions to ask the pharmacist when filling new prescriptions, find out what you need to know.
December 2015, Sharp Health Plan’s Health Promotion Lead Ben Aragon and Health Coach Jess Bixenmann provide advice on how to manage stress during holiday season for Sharp Health News. The easy-to-follow tips help you experience the joy this time of year should bring.
November 2015, The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout Day is Nov. 19th, and encourages smokers to make a plan to quit. Sharp Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cary Shames and Health Coach Heather O’Gorman provided expertise for an advice article.
November 2015, Sharp Health Plan recently received major ratings confirmations for its commitment to quality and service. These include achieving the highest level of Excellent Accreditation status by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and obtaining 4 out of 4 stars in the Covered California Rating System. Read the press release.
October 2015, Michael Byrd, Chief Business Development officer for Sharp Health Plan, discusses open enrollment for the individual and family plan (IFP) market in the San Diego Union Tribune. The article educates the public on navigating the insurance renewal process and answers commonly asked questions. Read the whole article in the San Diego Union Tribune.
January 2015, Dr. Cary Shames has been appointed to the role of Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Sharp Health Plan. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shames will be responsible for oversight of Sharp Health Plan’s clinical operations to include Quality, Network Management and Performance, Pharmacy, Medical Management, and other activities and interventions to enhance the quality of health care services delivered.
Prior to joining Sharp Health Plan, Dr. Shames held several key executive and medical director positions at major medical device and managed health care organizations, including ResMed, Anthem/Wellpoint, PacifiCare Health Systems and Aetna.
November 2014, As a lead Catalyst Partner of this popular day-long event, Sharp Health Plan supports both regional and international innovators and change-makers presenting at TEDxSanDiego. The event's theme, "Chain Reaction," explores the ways in which a person, idea or technology is able to affect the lives of many, thus changing the fabric of our society.
October 2014, Sharp Health Plan's CEO reviews the first year of San Diego's only health plan available on California's health exchange.
September 2014, Sharp Health Plan ranks no. 3 in California and no. 97 nationwide by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014-2015. The rankings are based on three types of quality measures: clinical quality, consumer satisfaction and results from NCQA’s review of a health plan’s health quality processes. Overall, more than 600 private health plans across the nation were reviewed. Read more.
August 2013, Sharp Health Plan was awarded Accreditation on Covered California’s new Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
February 2012, Members rate Sharp Health Plan on CAHPS survey.
June 2010, Supporting organizations like the Girl Scouts of San Diego is essential to Sharp Health Plan's mission to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.
San Diego Business Journal Executive Profile: Melissa Hayden Cook.