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Trusted Health Plans acquires Harbor from Tenet, lays out expansion plan

Trusted plans to build wellness centers in Michigan, establish a network of providers.

Susan Morse, Managing Editor

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Managed care organization Trusted Health Plan of Washington, D.C. has plans to expand newly-acquired Harbor Health Plan, an HMO in Michigan.

Trusted acquired Harbor from Tenet Healthcare on February 28.

It will build new wellness centers in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties in Michigan and establish value-based contracts with a network of providers, it said.

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The wellness centers will have on-site nurse case management and care coordination, physical fitness activities, and health education.

Trusted is focused on improving the health outcomes of Harbor's Medicaid and Medicare Advantage members, it said. Harbor brings innovations to help drive HEDIS performance improvements.

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Harbor's Board of Directors appointed Jesse Thomas as chief executive officer. Thomas is the former CEO of Molina Michigan, Molina Ohio and former president of WellCare Health Plans' South Division.

Trusted's chairman is Tom Scully, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He currently is general partner with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity investor in healthcare.


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