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CEO Abner Mason discusses building relationships and trust to overc...
May 11, 2021
In this podcast episode of "Managed Care Cast," Abner Mason, CEO of ConsejoSano, and Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, discuss the importance of trust building, as well as the role of health plans in COVID-19 vaccinations and how payers and partners can work on upstream issues to address other care gaps.

CEO Abner Mason Discusses Demographic Data Collection in Healthcare...
May 07, 2021
"Once we obtain race, ethnicity, and language data, we have it forever. Healthcare leaders can use those insights to close the health outcome gaps that have persisted in underserved communities for far too long. Patients, no matter their skin color or zip code, may finally get a fair shot," wrote Abner Mason, CEO of ConsejoSano, in his op-ed, "Healthcare Has a Chance to Build a Data-driven Foundation for Health Equity Right Now. Will We Take It?" Read more in Healthcare IT Today.

ConsejoSano Safety-Net Support Profiled in AHA Article
April 30, 2021
"Throughout the pandemic, communication has been critical, especially for the hard-to-reach patients that we serve. Without the support of ConsejoSano, we could not have effectively kept our 22,000-plus members — representing the most heavily impacted communities in Santa Clara County — abreast of the constantly and quickly changing information related to all things COVID, such as safety measures, relief resources and most importantly, testing and vaccine availability," said Sonya M. Tetnowski, chief executive officer of the Indian Health Center. Read more in this American Heart Association article.

VP of Growth, Kim Howell discusses Missouri Medicaid Funding, Poten...
April 27, 2021
“I think we're all kind of in alignment in the industry that this isn't just a magic wand that's going to make the problem go away,” said Kim Howell, vice president of growth at ConsejoSano, noting the lack of change in Medicaid enrollment despite the repeal of the Trump-era public charge rule. Read more in this Inside Health Policy article.

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COO Vik Bakhru Talks Impact Metrics with Salesforce Ventures
April 26, 2021
“Lived experience is a key data set at ConsejoSano, and we make sure everyone on our team can access these critical insights to scale our impact,” said Vik Bakhru, chief operating officer of ConsejoSano in "Metrics Matter: Three Ways to Leverage Impact Metrics to Drive Business Value," by impact investor, Claudine Emeott.

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COO Vik Bakhru Discusses Home Based Care in The Herald Times
April 24, 2021
“With technological improvements, providing care in homes should become ever easier and safer as well as less expensive,” says our COO, Vik Bakhru. Read more about what he and other health experts say about moving towards more home and community based services and improving outcomes, in this Herald Times article.

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SVP Gary Rosenfield on why Texas legislators are weighing the possi...
April 23, 2021
"In reality, if they can expand Medicaid, given the size of the Medicaid expansion, the amount of money that's going to be flowing into Texas government is going to be so much more than $100 billion over 10 years. And it actually will end up benefiting all the providers," said Gary Rosenfield, SVP, Business Development & Strategy at ConsejoSano in AIS Health Plan Weekly.

CQO Nancy Pealing on what BCBSA’s initiative will require to target...
April 23, 2021
“Plans are the conduit. They have the ability to funnel data, financial resources, and members to the right community partners. They also have the ability to advocate for policies that will improve care and outcomes for their members, [and they] have the ability to set the tone and the agenda, as well as shaping the public perception of their members,” said Nancy Pealing, CQO of ConsejoSano. Read more in AIS Health.

COO Vik Bakhru Quoted on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause
April 17, 2021
"It ends up being a game of telephone. Unfortunately, six out of seven and a half million patients affected by clotting ... you know, that number doesn't necessarily get passed along correctly," said Vikram Bakhru, chief operating officer at ConsejoSano, in "The Hill."

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CQO Nancy Pealing on Beneficiary Advocacy and Administrative Burden
April 15, 2021
“HIP 2.0 is known to be incredibly complex and this ‘skin in the game’ theory puts an undue burden on a disadvantaged population that is already dealing with myriad issues [...] that make navigating its administrative requirements extremely difficult,” says Nancy Pealing, M.D., chief quality officer of ConsejoSano.