The President and CEO of HealthNow New York has announced he is making plans to retire. Alphonso O’Neil-White has held the position for 10 years, longer than any CEO in the 76-year history of the health insurer.
New York State is joining a number of states in attempting to save health care dollars by encouraging patients to get healthier.
The study will involve nearly 17,000 Medicaid recipients. Each will receive a $250 debit card to spend on healthier lifestyle choices. The 5 year study will show if it is cheaper to fend off health issues instead of paying for them after they occur.
New York State spends more than $1 billion per week on Medicaid.
Catholic Health, the area's second-largest health care provider, has announced plans to build a new six-story administration building along the Elm-Oak Arterial downtown.
Groundbreaking for the $46 million headquarters and training facility is scheduled for October 30, with completion projected for the summer of 2014. The new building will be at 144 Genesee Street, between Elm and Oak Streets, just south of the Kensington Expressway terminus.