Mindoula Executive Named to Top US Government Healthcare Position

Published in Press Releases, September 2, 2016

Andrey Ostrovsky, MD appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Medicaid

SILVER SPRING, Md. , September 2, 2016 (Newswire.com) Mindoula Health, a technology-enabled case management company at the forefront of the transformation of behavioral healthcare, today announced that its Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, will be leaving the company to become the Chief Medical Officer of The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS). Medicaid is the nation’s largest health insurer, with an annual budget of approximately $330 billion that is the primary source of healthcare financing for over 65 million low-income Americans and people with disabilities.

“At this time of continuing transformation of the US healthcare system, we are honored that one of our senior executives will be moving to the front lines of national program policies that include achieving the promise of health information technology,” said Steve Sidel, Founder & CEO of Mindoula.  “As SVP, Medical Affairs for Mindoula, and CEO of Care at Hand, the predictive insights software company Mindoula acquired in May, Dr. Ostrovsky has been an innovator in the use of technology to enable non-medical staff help people overcome life’s challenges and avoid hospitalizations.  We will miss Dr. Ostrovsky’s daily contributions to our efforts to transform behavioral healthcare, but are so pleased that he will have the opportunity as a public servant to bring his unique talents and skill set to healthcare policy and program innovation at both the national and State levels.”

CMCS is one of six Centers within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It serves as focal point for the formulation, coordination, integration, implementation, and evaluation of all national program policies and operations relating to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Basic Health Program (BHP).

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on the senior leadership team of Mindoula. I will miss the important work at Mindoula, but am excited to translate the insights I gathered there about behavioral health system challenges into better policy.” said Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky. “I’m fortunate to be able to hand over the reigns of Care at Hand operations to my very competent colleagues at Care at Hand and Mindoula Health so they can continue to grow the software and partnerships to better serve and empower consumers of care.”

The Care at Hand smart survey solution for identifying early medical and psychosocial risk factors for hospitalization continues to create unprecedented cost-effectiveness and quality of healthcare for providers and payers participating in value based delivery models. Integrated into Mindoula’s multi-platform technology stack and workflows, the Care at Hand software supports Mindoula’s hospital behavioral health readmissions reduction program, collaborative care program, and behavioral health population health program for payers and other risk bearing entities.

Rose Strain, VP, Business Development for Care at Hand, and former CEO of Medical Foundation Services, Inc. a regional case management and utilization management firm based in South Florida and acquired by Baptist Health Enterprises, Inc., former Director of Analytical Solutions & Quality Management at CareGuide, a population management solutions provider for complex care, chronic illness, and wellness, and former Director of Program Innovation for Sunshine Health, a managed care organization providing long term care and child services to Florida beneficiaries, will lead operations for Care at Hand after Dr. Ostrovsky’s departure.

About Mindoula
Mindoula Health is a technology-enabled case management company headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, that provides 24/7 virtual and in-person support to individuals and families facing behavioral health challenges. Its proprietary telehealth platform which includes a HIPAA compliant mobile engagement app, proprietary psychometrics, predictive analytics, and collaborative care software, enables its team of case managers and peer support specialists to deliver market leading behavioral health outcome improvements and reduce healthcare costs. A leader in the areas of case management, collaborative care, and behavioral health population management, Mindoula is at the forefront of the transformation of behavioral healthcare.

Kristi Stovall, Marketing & Public Relations