Neighborhood Health Plan Names New Medical Director
Boston, August 2012 —Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) is pleased to announce that Joseph Peppe, MD, has been named a medical director. In this role, Dr. Peppe will focus on developing quality measurement and reporting initiatives used to further enhance quality and efficiency within NHP’s network of contracted medical practices.
Prior to this position, Dr. Peppe was Chief Medical Officer at Manet Community Health Center and worked on issues ranging from strategic plan development and implementation to provider recruitment and retention. He oversaw Manet Community Health Center's Quality Improvement program, and he educated staff and encouraged their support of quality improvement efforts. He also worked to engage in policy review to ensure regulatory compliance, expanding Manet Community Health Center’s non-medical leadership team to include a new Director of Corporate and Regulatory Compliance.
Dr. Peppe is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in Boston University's Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Peppe received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass. He completed an internship and residency in family medicine at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Peppe is board certified in family medicine.
He is a resident of Boston, Mass.
About Neighborhood Health Plan:Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) is a licensed, not-for-profit Managed Care Organization (MCO) founded in 1986 by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and the Greater Boston Forum for Health Action. NHP provides health care programs and related services to individuals receiving Medicaid benefits through small business employer groups and Massachusetts' groundbreaking health care reform. Working in partnership with community health centers and other community-responsive providers, NHP offers our more than 248,000 members access to care from more than 4,000 credentialed primary care practitioners; 13,400 credentialed specialists; and 65 teaching, community, and specialty hospitals throughout Massachusetts. This includes major academic medical centers such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Tufts Medical Center.