<![CDATA[Joseph Fiegoli - Joseph Fiegoli Blog]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:34:54 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[NHA Helps Family Secure Life-changing Medical Device]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2015 05:10:31 GMThttp://josephfiegoli.weebly.com/joseph-fiegoli-blog/nha-helps-family-secure-life-changing-medical-deviceFor nearly two decades, Joseph (Joe) E. Fiegoli has served as the president of National Health Administrators (NHAI), an organization that focuses on delivering self-funded health care plans. Joseph Fiegoli and the team at NHAI are dedicated to ensuring that members receive the highest quality of medical care.

Patients who have had positive experiences with NHAI often send the company correspondence, including one letter in which a family thanked the organization for successfully securing a much-needed power lift for their son. In the letter, the NHAI member explains that the family’s request for a power lift was previously denied six times by Medicaid, despite documents submitted by doctors and home health workers supporting the family’s need for the power lift.

The parents had been lifting their son on a daily basis for years and were both diagnosed with painful herniated discs from the lifting. Although they filed documentation of their injuries, Medicaid told the family that their existing shower chair, which provides no lifting assistance, offered sufficient support. NHAI was able to overcome these obstacles and secure the power lift so the family could elevate their son without pain or outside assistance. ]]>
<![CDATA[NHA Client Reflects on Quality Health Care Program and Service]]>Sun, 23 Aug 2015 06:00:25 GMThttp://josephfiegoli.weebly.com/joseph-fiegoli-blog/nha-client-reflects-on-quality-health-care-program-and-serviceWith more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Joseph E. Fiegoli serves as the president of National Health Administrators (NHAI), which provides self-funded health care plans and offers access to pharmaceuticals by partnering with pharmacy benefit management firms. Over the years, Joseph “Joe” Fiegoli and his associates have received numerous testimonials from appreciative customers who have experienced NHAI’s efforts ensuring that they receive excellent medical care.

An NHAI client with the Kingston City School Teachers health care program expressed appreciation for the personalized care program established soon after having twins born with Down syndrome. In her correspondence, the customer explained that her children experienced an array of associated medical issues, including seizures, heart murmurs, asthma, and developmental delays. She went on to note that the staff at NHAI helped the family navigate both the financial and emotional difficulties related to caring for children with numerous medical conditions.

From the staff in the pre-certification department to the team in claims services, NHAI worked to ensure that the children received the care necessary for healthy development. The NHAI customer also credited her health care program with helping her twins achieve appropriate weight gains and developmental milestones, as well as securing a successful heart surgery for her son.                             ]]>
<![CDATA[Susan G. Komen Awards $2.3 Million for Health Care Access                             ]]>Sun, 16 Aug 2015 08:03:14 GMThttp://josephfiegoli.weebly.com/joseph-fiegoli-blog/susan-g-komen-awards-23-million-for-health-care-accessDedicated to delivering access to quality health care, Joseph E. Fiegoli serves as the president of National Health Administrators (NHAI), an organization that provides self-funded health plans. Joseph “Joe” Fiegoli also advances medical care by supporting Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit breast cancer organization.

According to a recent press release, Susan G. Komen awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to help tens of thousands of people with limited financial resources and no insurance pay for treatment, medical supplies, housing, and psychological care. The organization explains that the grants ensure that people with breast cancer don’t have to make unbearable decisions, such as choosing between paying for treatment and covering their rent.

Grants are presented annually to organizations that facilitate the treatment payment process and accessibility to care; this year’s recipients include the Patient Advocate Foundation, CancerCare, and Breastcancertrials.org. Another $200,000 will be used to fund patient-focused conferences hosted by groups in the breast cancer community.

Since its creation in 1982, Susan G. Komen, along with its partners, has granted more than $1.8 billion to initiatives that help patients cope with breast cancer. ]]>
<![CDATA[New York Teachers’ Organization Benefits from Self-Insurance ]]>Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:30:35 GMThttp://josephfiegoli.weebly.com/joseph-fiegoli-blog/new-york-teachers-organization-benefits-from-self-insuranceAs president of National Health Administrators, Inc., Joseph E. Fiegoli builds on more than 45 years of experience in the insurance sector. In his current role, Joe Fiegoli provides guidance to organizations seeking to convert from employer-sponsored insurance programs to self-insurance. One such organization he has assisted is the Kingston Teachers’ Federation.

With a self-insurance program, an organization operates its own health plan rather than purchasing a plan from a carrier. Often, organizations can save with self-insurance since they do not need to pay the profit margin added to the premiums of fully insured plans.

In 1995, the Kingston Teachers’ Federation (KTF) began to explore self-insurance options during contract negotiations with the district. National Health Administrators supplied KTF with a comprehensive plan, including partnerships in major medical pre-certification, prescriptions, stop-loss insurance, and compliance. In addition, it supported KTF during difficult arbitration when the district’s funding position would not cover the full cost of the plan. With the assistance of National Health Administrators, KTF was able to implement high-quality health insurance as part of a competitive compensation package for its members.                             ]]>
<![CDATA[National Health Administration, Inc. Clients Include KTF ]]>Tue, 16 Jun 2015 04:21:19 GMThttp://josephfiegoli.weebly.com/joseph-fiegoli-blog/national-health-administration-inc-clients-include-ktfWith over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Joseph “Joe” Fiegoli has served as the president of executive third party administrator National Health Administrators (NHA), Inc., since 1997. Joseph E. Fiegoli’s dedication to administrating self-funded health plans has led to a history of successes and satisfied clients.

NHA has helped a number of clients keep their health plan costs down and financially solvent. One of these, the Kingston Teachers’ Federation (KTF), has remained with NHA for more than 10 years due to the company’s thoroughness and dedication. KTF’s association with National Health Administrators began in 1995, when the Kingston school district proposed a 0 percent increase in salary and only a 25 percent contribution to contracted health insurance. Because the NHA’s representative provided the most in-depth information during the interview process, it was selected to administer KTF’s health plan.

National Health Administrators provides KTF with regular plan reports that identify necessary plan modifications. One such report, filed by NHA actuaries in 1999, determined that KTF’s health plan funding model was unsustainable. National Health Administrators worked with the board of education and KTF to identify a mutually agreeable proposal that addressed this issue. Similarly, in 2005, NHA was able to expand benefits while keeping KTF’s health premiums steady and rebating the district $1 million over three years.
<![CDATA[Joseph Fiegoli Builds Trust as a Health Plan Administrator ]]>Sun, 07 Jun 2015 02:51:03 GMThttp://josephfiegoli.weebly.com/joseph-fiegoli-blog/joseph-fiegoli-builds-trust-as-a-health-plan-administratorAs the president of National Health Administrators, Inc. (NHAI), in Peekskill, New York, Joseph Fiegoli directs one of the state's largest preferred provider organizations. Under Joseph E. Fiegoli's guidance, NHAI offers stable pricing for hospitals, outreach centers, and laboratories.

For some years, Joe Fiegoli has been instrumental in the negotiations between the Kingston Teachers’ Federation and a New York school district. The union decided to self-insure and called on NHAI to help.

One of several candidates for the contract, NHAI was the only one whose plan built in coverage for pre-certification, prescriptions, and stop-loss insurance. Furthermore, only NHAI's plan took into account new state legislation for mental health and newborn coverage.

During talks on a later agreement, NHAI promised to keep benefits rising for a year without increasing premiums, provide dental coverage at 40 percent of cost, and return $1 million to the district for three years. This facilitated a successful resolution, for which the president of the Kingston Teachers’ Federation offered his sincere gratitude. ]]>
<![CDATA[National Health Administrators Supports High School Food Program]]>Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:36:00 GMThttp://josephfiegoli.weebly.com/joseph-fiegoli-blog/national-health-administrators-supports-high-school-food-programJoseph E. Fiegoli is the president and founder of National Health Administrators, Inc. Previously known as Health Net, Inc., Joe Fiegoli’s firm administrates self-funded health insurance plans for unions, teachers, and municipalities in the state of New York. Since founding National Health Administrators in 1997, Joseph Fiegoli has expanded his firm and has become one of the largest preferred provider organization (PPO) networks in the state of New York. 

A proprietary preferred provider organization health plan allows individuals to choose from a broad range of health care providers within a network. The providers sign a contract with NHAI to provide discounted health care services to plan members. Under a PPO plan, members do not need to choose primary care physicians and typically don’t need to obtain referrals before visiting specialists. PPO plan members may also be covered when visiting out-of-network providers.

An individual covered by a health maintenance organization (HMO) plan must choose a primary care physician to visit for all health care services, excluding emergencies. In order to visit a specialist, HMO plan members must receive a referral from their primary care physician to ensure that the specialized services will be covered. However, women are not required to obtain a referral to receive obstetrical or gynecological care for routine tests and services.]]>