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We needed a strong, innovative partner with Blues experience to unify multiple care management functions onto one member-centric platform  Raelene Knolla, DO, Department Vice President and Senior Medical Director for Blue KC

Oct 22, 2019

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Selects Altruista’s GuidingCare Platform for Care Management

Plan prioritized innovation and member-centric approach

(Oct. 22, 2019, Reston, Va.) – Altruista Health, an innovative provider of care management technology solutions for health plans and provider organizations, today announced that a comprehensive vendor evaluation process by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
(Blue KC) concluded with the choice to use Altruista’s technology platform, GuidingCare®, for care management of its 1 million members.

Blue KC serves 32 counties in Missouri and Kansas and has a strong community focus as the largest locally based plan in their market. Blue KC looked for a single platform to integrate care management, utilization management, pharmacy, reporting, and coordination with members and providers. They found it in GuidingCare.

“We needed a strong, innovative partner with Blues experience to unify multiple care management functions onto one member-centric platform,” said Raelene Knolla, DO, Department Vice President and Senior Medical Director for Blue KC. “Having a 360-degree view of the member meshes well with our community-based approach to care.”

The GuidingCare technology platform seamlessly brings together all the information needed for comprehensive care plans that serve vulnerable members.

“We are delighted that a values-driven organization like Blue KC sees the potential to leverage GuidingCare on behalf of their members and providers,” said Ashish Kachru, Altruista’s chief executive officer. “Our commitment to innovation resonates with their desire to break new ground in creative, thoughtful ways.”

GuidingCare integrates preventive and acute care, chronic disease management, behavioral health, long-term care and community services. This patient-centered model of care is portable through the award-winning Mobile Clinician app and is particularly well-suited for Blues plans trying to engage members who may be transient or who live in rural areas.

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About Altruista Health

Altruista Health delivers care management and population health management solutions that support value-based and person-centered care models. Our GuidingCare® technology platform integrates care management, care coordination and quality improvement programs through a suite of sophisticated yet easy-to-use web applications. GuidingCare is the largest and most widely adopted platform of its kind in the United States. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, Altruista Health has grown into a recognized industry leader, and was named twice as one of the Top Population Health Management Companies to Know by Becker’s Healthcare. Health plans and healthcare providers use GuidingCare to transform their processes, reduce avoidable expenses and improve patient health outcomes.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than 1 million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Our mission: to provide affordable access to healthcare and to improve the health of our members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on the company, visit BlueKC.com.