Managed Care Leader Appointed to Launch Health Home Serving People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

NEW YORK – Advance Care Alliance of NY Inc. (ACANY), a not-for-profit corporation and alliance of providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), has named Jay Nagy as CEO.

Mr. Nagy, a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, most recently served as Senior Director of Provider Strategy at CareCentrix, a benefits manager specializing in post-acute care coordination. Prior to that, he was Associate Principal, New Product Development at The Advisory Board Company, a health care best practices research and technology firm, where he launched programs that empowered hospitals and physicians to better measure and improve patient experience and outcomes.

“I’m thrilled to be joining ACANY at such a pivotal time for people with I/DD and their families— as well as the providers who serve them,” said Mr. Nagy. “I look forward to working with ACANY’s members, the larger provider community, and state and local government agencies to build a platform for person-centered care management that ensures a smooth transition of services for people with I/DD and ultimately drives improved outcomes for this population with unique needs.”

Mr. Nagy was trained as an investment banker and had extensive experience in finance prior to embarking on his career in health care.

“We’re excited to have Jay’s leadership as ACANY finalizes its application to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to be designated as a Care Coordination Organization/Health Home,” ACANY Board President Steven Vernikoff said. “With his unique set of talents and focus, we will be able to create an organization that reflects the values of our community and member agencies—one that puts people with I/DD at the center of the transition to managed care.”

ACANY was established in 2013 to enable not-for-profit organizations offering high-quality, culturally competent community services to people with I/DD to meaningfully participate in New York State’s (NYS) planned transition to a managed care delivery system. Together, ACANY member agencies represent about 25% of the total OPWDD voluntary sector in NYS.

About Advance Care Alliance of NY

ACANY was formed by three service networks—Advance of Greater NY (AGNY), Alliance Care Network (ACN), and Long Island Alliance (LIA)—that collectively serve over 25,000 people with I/DD and their families in New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.

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