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Bright Spots in Healthcare

Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Talya Schwartz, President & CEO of MetroPlus Health Plan joins Eric on the podcast!


Talya and Eric discuss overall strategy and approaches a CEO must consider and how to manage relations with both local municipalities and community--based organizations (CBOs). Talya shares specific examples around how to more effectively build roots within your community and how to implement successful incentive programs for the Medicaid population. Eric asks her about the “how tos” and “how local is local?” when health plans are revisiting their overall community-based strategy.


About Talya Schwartz

Dr. Talya Schwartz was appointed President & CEO of MetroPlus Health Plan in 2019. During her tenure, MetroPlusHealth has achieved a 20% growth in membership, a five-star rating from New York State’s Consumer Guide, and an increase in overall net worth. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Schwartz served as the Chief Medical Officer at MetroPlusHealth She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Schwartz earned her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, completed her residency in Pediatrics at (may-mon-i-dees) Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and practiced at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.  


About MetroPlus Health Plan 

MetroPlusHealth is the plan of choice for over 600,000 New Yorkers. It was recently ranked the #1 health plan among all 15 New York State Medicaid plans in overall quality. The health plan’s robust network of primary care doctors and specialists includes many independent community providers. Culturally sensitive, and fluent in more than 40 languages.


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