Former Oscar Health, Florida Blue executive will guide the organization’s clinical vision
HARTFORD, Conn. — May 2, 2022 — CareCentrix, a leading home-centered care company, has named longtime health plan executive and physician Carmella Sebastian, M.D., M.S., as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sebastian most recently served as Vice President of Clinical Operations at Oscar Health, and before that, held leadership roles at Florida Blue, Humana, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In her role at CareCentrix, Dr. Sebastian will guide the organization’s clinical vision, overseeing all aspects of Clinical Strategy and Operations.
“Dr. Sebastian brings more than 25 years of deep expertise making health plans clinically effective, and her guidance will help us ensure CareCentrix is arranging the highest possible quality care in the home,” said CareCentrix President and COO Laizer Kornwasser. “We’re confident that her impressive track record of innovative thinking and proven clinical results will provide tremendous value to CareCentrix clients and their members.”
Trained in internal medicine, Dr. Sebastian was in active clinical practice before she began working with regional and then national health plans to help ensure members received the best possible quality of clinical care.
“CareCentrix is at the center of a critical shift in healthcare, moving more care to where patients want to be, at home,” said Dr. Sebastian. “I look forward to using my experience in the health plan space to contribute to that mission as part of CareCentrix’s standout team.”
CareCentrix helps payors improve outcomes to help lower the total cost of care. For example, a report conducted by Avalere, a leading, independent health care research and consulting firm, found that the CareCentrix model of technology-enabled and coordinated whole-person post-acute care lowered the total cost of care for members of a Medicare Advantage plan by improving outcomes, reducing unnecessary readmissions, and keeping patients out of the emergency room.
Dr. Sebastian joins CareCentrix at a time of rapid momentum for the company, driven by the increasing demand for care in the home. The company recently reintroduced its palliative offering as Serious Illness Care at Home, and has been repeatedly recognized as a great place to work.