Fireside chat with Mandy Cohen and Kristine Toppe

Join us in a discussion about HEDIS Measure: Social Need Screening and intervention (SNS-E).  The measure encourages health plans to assess and address the food, housing and transportation needs of their patient populations. This measure helps health plans identify specific needs and connect members with resources necessary to address unmet social needs.

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Mandy Cohen 
Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH
Mandy Cohen, MD is Aledade’s Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer of Aledade Care Solutions, the company’s new health services unit. Dr. Cohen was most recently the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where she led the state’s COVID response and transformation of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, focusing on whole-person care and the non-medical drivers of health. Dr. Cohen also served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, helping to implement the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges and innovative new payment models. Dr. Cohen has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and is an adjunct professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Cohen received her MD from Yale University School of Medicine and her Master’s in Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Kristine Thurston Toppe 
Kristine Thurston Toppe, MPH
Kristine Toppe, MPH (She/Her) is the Assistant Vice President for State Affairs at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), where she leads the engagement and support of states on identifying and implementing policies for quality improvement and meaningful evaluation of the healthcare system. She has over 20 years of experience and direct knowledge of state and federal public health policy and has supported NCQA’s relationships in California since 2001. In 2020-2021, she served as an advisor on the Oregon Health Care Authority’s Social Determinants of Health Measure Workgroup which was charged with recommending a measure for incentivizing the screening of individuals for health-related social needs and is currently serving as a member of the California DMHC Health Equity and Quality Advisory Committee. Ms. Toppe holds a Master of Public Health from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.

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