Cranbury, NJ, June 26, 2019 — Jill Squiers, policy and regulations manager for AmeriHealth New Jersey, recently completed a six-month course offered by the New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy (NJHELA), which seeks to build collaborative leadership skills among physicians and executives from both hospitals and health insurance companies. Squiers was one of 22 individuals selected to participate in the third session, which was focused on ways to address the opioid crisis in the state.
Participants developed and formally presented projects highlighting different aspects of the opioid crisis and provided ideas for solutions to combat the crisis. Final presentations showcased how the three industries – physicians, hospitals and health insurers – could work together to both address and improve this pressing health care issue.
Squiers represents AmeriHealth New Jersey on legislative and regulatory issues in Trenton. She also currently serves as the chairwoman of the board for the New Jersey Association of Health Plans (NJAHP) and is treasurer on the board of the New Jersey chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) where she previously chaired the Payer & Provider Collaboration Committee.
NJHELA is a cooperative undertaking between the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), the New Jersey Association of Health Plans (NJAHP) and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). Faculty from Seton Hall’s School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) developed the curriculum for the third consecutive year, and Seton Hall faculty from SHMS’ Master of Healthcare Administration and Ph.D. in Health Sciences degree programs led each session. Funding for this year’s NJHELA program was provided by The Physicians Foundation and the Institute of Medicine & Public Health of NJ. The program was first initiated in 2017 through a collaborative of payers, physicians and hospitals convened by the Fannie Rippel Foundation.
Plans for NJHELA’s 2020 program are currently in the works. For more information about NJHELA and this year’s graduating class, visit www.njhela.com.
About AmeriHealth New Jersey For 25 years, AmeriHealth New Jersey* has been dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. Our members are at the center of everything we do. Since the onset of the Affordable Care Act, we have been committed to offering health plans on the Individual Marketplace, which has expanded access to coverage for New Jersey residents. We are exclusively focused on New Jersey with plans designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, small- and mid-sized businesses, municipalities and boards of education across the state. We also provide administrative services to self-funded groups. Named one of the Best Places to Work for the past eight years, and ranked 11th in 2019, AmeriHealth New Jersey is located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information visit amerihealthnj.com.
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Jill Roman Manager, Public Relations AmeriHealth New Jersey (609) 662-2454 Jill.Roman@AmeriHealth.com