Category: In Your Community

Lisa Wright Talks Better Outcomes for Pregnant Mothers during the COVID PHE

Are you a CHIP or STAR (Medicaid) Community Member? This article is for our Marketplace Members. We have resources dedicated especially for you on The Sun. Click here >> × Dismiss alert Lisa Wright talks with Houston Public Media about higher quality outcomes for pregnant mothers during the COVID PHE “It’s allowing the mom to not only get her postpartum (care), which from a quality standpoint is something that we want the mom to do, but it’s also allowing her to continue preventative care and those well woman checks, ensuring her health and her well being.” –Lisa Wright, CEO Read More Community President and CEO Lisa Wright spent time with Houston Public Media discussing the positive outcomes for Texas mothers who receive longer health coverage during the COVID-related Public Health

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Community Joins Precinct 2 for Extended Open Enrollment Outreach

Are you a CHIP or STAR (Medicaid) Community Member? This article is for our Marketplace Members. We have resources dedicated especially for you on The Sun. Click here >> × Dismiss alert Community is proud to have partnered with Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia and his staff, and with Harris Health System, to spread the word about the extended enrollment period for 2022 Marketplace Health Coverage. Quality, affordable, ACA-compliant health insurance is available to millions of Texans in via Marketplace enrollment.  Compared to the other Precincts in Harris County, Precinct 2 has the highest rate of uninsured constituents at 24% uninsured, so almost 1 in 4 residents need health insurance. Our colleagues at the Precinct 2 health services department focus on increasing access to care and prevention services,

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Community Partners with Harris County and Clear Channel for Open Enrollment Campaign

Are you a CHIP or STAR (Medicaid) Community Member? This article is for our Marketplace Members. We have resources dedicated especially for you on The Sun. Click here >> × Dismiss alert Texans now have extra time to sign up for health coverage with lower monthly premiums. In recent years, Affordable Care Act “Marketplace” open enrollment closed on Dec. 15. On Dec. 16, 2021, Community Health Choice, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, and Clear Channel Outdoor announced a campaign to let the public know that January 15, 2022 is the new deadline. Clear Channel Outdoor donated 19 billboards to Community Health Choice, and Commissioner Ellis serves as the campaign’s spokesman, and he and Community CEO Lisa Wright agree that communities can only be safe, thriving, and healthy if everyone is

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Community Co-Hosts Back-to-School Kick-Off Drives

Are you a CHIP or STAR (Medicaid) Community Member? This article is for our Marketplace Members. We have resources dedicated especially for you on The Sun. Click here >> × Dismiss alert Community Health Choice has been proud to co-host back-to-school kick-offs with a drive-thru health fair and backpacks with school supplies for students. Read the following news stories to see how Community reached thousands of Houston-area students with back-to-school partnerships. Aldine ISD to Host Back to School COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic August 16 Read the Article Congressman Al Green to host drive-thru school supply, health fair at Westbury HS Thursday Read the Article School supply distribution sites in the Houston area Read the Article

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AHA Forum with Daisy Morales Encourages COVID-19 Vaccinations

Community’s VP of Community Affairs Participates in American Heart Association Forum “Taking the Issues to Heart” “Daisy Morales, vice president of Community Health Choice, works with largely underserved Hispanic populations. She said fewer people there are getting vaccinated because they work in hourly jobs and do not have the opportunity to wait long periods at a computer to track down an appointment or spend hours in line at a vaccination site. Transportation and childcare have also been hurdles, she said.” Read More SVP Daisy Morales is quoted in the Houston Chronicle after participating in the American Heart Association’s virtual forum focused on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. This panel discussed ways to communicate factual information with Houston-area communities of color. Revisit This Story

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Community Offers New “Virtual First” Marketplace Health Plan

Community is proud to share news about our “virtual first” plan, Community Virtual Now Bronze 11, the first-of-its-kind available in Texas. “Our Virtual Bronze plan is designed to give Texans a comprehensive coverage option with lower costs,” said Lisa Wright, president and CEO of Community Health Choice. With Community Virtual Now Bronze 11, eligible Texans and their families now have access to a breadth of virtual care services. Through our partner Doctor On Demand, patients will have a dedicated primary care provider and access to preventive care, urgent care and behavioral health all through convenient video visits. They will also receive 24/7 support through a dedicated Care Team, as well as referrals to in-network providers, specialists, facilities, and Community Health Choice programs. Click here to see if our Virtual Now

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Dr. Porter-Sales Interviewed on Rapid Testing

Watch Our Chief Medical Officer on KPRC Channel 2 “Since it’s a commitment to public safety, we would allow our members to get what is needed for them to keep them safe,” explained Dr. Porter-Sales. Watch Interview Community Health Choice Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vernicka Porter-Sales was interviewed this month on KHOU Channel 2 on insurance reimbursement for rapid COVID-19 testing. Dr. Porter-Sales provides tips on how Members can be reimbursed for rapid testing and emphasizes Community’s commitment to testing and Member safety. Revisit This Story

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A Bold Agenda for Health Care’s New Normal

A Bold Agenda for Health Care’s New Normal Lisa Wright moderates a “Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum 2020” event for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) on A Bold Agenda for Health Care’s New Normal. Revisit the Event America’s Health Insurance Plans | Date of Event: 12/7/20

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CEO Lisa Wright Quoted in the Houston Chronicle

Our CEO quoted in the Houston Chronicle “It’s not clear why the increase but it’s very concerning,” said Lisa Wright, CEO of Community Health Choice, who had her company’s claims data analyzed for the Chronicle. Read the Article Thanks to a loophole, Houston ambulance trips leave door open for high, unexpected bills In this article, Lisa Wright is quoted about how the pandemic has affected ambulance rates. Community also provided statistics and data the reporter relied on for this broader story. Houston Chronicle | Published: 11/27/20 Revisit This Story

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