Neighborhood Health Plan’s Lupoli Receives Award for Innovation & Excellence

Saturday, April 01, 2017
GoLocalProv News Team

Michelle Lupoli, PHOTO: Linkedin
Neighborhood Health Plan of RI has announced that Michelle Lupoli, RN, Vice President of Medical Management has received the “Dr. Martin L. Block Award for Innovation and Excellence” from the national association RISE. 

“We are incredibly proud of the tremendous work Michelle has done on the behalf of Neighborhood’s members. The RISE committee was particularly impressed with Michelle’s excellent history of developing a continuum of care that includes Long-Term Care Services and Supports for Neighborhood’s members who are dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. I’m happy to see Michelle’s dedication to Rhode Island’s most at-risk residents be recognized at the national level.  It’s well-deserved,” said Peter Marino, President and CEO of Neighborhood. 

Lupoli received the recognition at RISE’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month. 

Michelle Lupoli 

As Vice President of Medical Management at Neighborhood, Lupoli redesigned the Neighborhood's strategy for working with its members, moving from a traditional, clinical managed care telephonic approach to a face-to-face, inter-disciplinary team approach, incorporating community outreach workers and other specialists. 

She also created the Integrated Behavioral Health program that assists Neighborhood’s care management teams in their efforts to support Neighborhood’s most medically fragile members.

RISE

Every year, RISE chooses to honor someone who “who has made a significant impact in the lives of America’s seniors through clinical leadership, policy vision or through superior example of RISE’s mission to promote continuous improvement in the health care system”.  

The award is named after Martin Block, an Arizona-based physician who devoted his life to improving the lives of America’s seniors through leadership, vision, and continuous innovation in health care.

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