Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Chief Joins Executive Committee for Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)
(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) CEO Amy Shin has joined the executive committee of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association representing 57 not-for-profit safety net health plans in 26 states, which collectively serve more than 17 million people enrolled in Medicaid (called Medi-Cal in California), Medicare, Marketplaces, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other health programs. HPSJ is a long-time ACAP member and Shin also serves on the ACAP board of directors.
Shin was added to the ACAP executive committee upon being asked to chair the Vendor Committee, which oversees ACAP’s Preferred Vendor Program. The program provides streamlined access to vendors who understand the unique needs of ACAP-member Safety Net Health Plans. To gain admittance to the program, each vendor must be sponsored by one ACAP plan and approved by all. In addition to providing a list of pre-approved vendors in key operational and strategic areas for member plans, Preferred Vendors supply educational webinars to interested Safety Net Health Plan staff.
“ACAP’s Preferred Vendor program is a vital link between Safety Net Health Plans and service providers who meet the unique needs of Safety Net Health Plans—and meet them well,” said ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray. “We’re thrilled that Amy agreed to extend her leadership and insight to serving on the Executive Committee and chairing the Vendor Committee.”
“As a not-for-profit, Medi-Cal health plan, HPSJ just celebrated our 20th anniversary of continuously improving the health of our community. We have long, broad and deep experiences working with a wide variety of local and national vendors. These vendors have been crucial to our ability to assure that we can continue to provide access to quality care for our growing membership, so that we can maintain the needed healthcare infrastructure and business systems,” said HPSJ’s Amy Shin. “At this time of healthcare opportunity and challenge, HPSJ is pleased to be able to contribute our experiences with the vendor marketplace and the critical work of consistent vendor oversight,” Shin added.
HPSJ, a not-for-profit health plan, has been serving members and the community since 1996. Located in the heart of California’s multicultural Central Valley, HPSJ is the leading Medi-Cal Managed Care provider in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. HPSJ offers a broad network of providers and works closely with physicians to develop programs and services to ensure quality health care for over 340,000 members.
HPSJ is currently one of only 12 health plans in California with NCQA Accreditation for a managed care Medi-Cal program. Medicaid is known as Medi-Cal in California. Only 160 Medicaid/HMO plans in the U.S. had this NCQA seal at the time of HPSJ’s 2015 Accreditation.
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