History of NorthCoast

Serving Our Payor and Provider Partners Since 1995

About the Founder

The late Lee Passell founded NorthCoast Health Care Management Services in 1995. Lee held the position of President until his passing in October 2020.  He offered more than 40 years of home health, infusion pharmacy, managed care, and patient access network management experience. NorthCoast Health Care Management has been driving ancillary network patient access programs focused on Infusion Therapy, Home Health, Hospice, and Chronic Care Management in addition to Pharma-related patient access and reimbursement HUB programs. Lee loved helping people.

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Over the Years

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1995

Founded

After owning and operating Interim HealthCare of Cleveland, a full service home health agency, for 20 years, Lee Passell created NorthCoast Health Care Management to fulfill a request by Prudential HealthCare for an integrated network of home health providers for services to include home health care, infusion therapy, and durable medical equipment in a multi-county service area.

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1996

Anthem

NorthCoast began its long-standing relationship with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield with its integrated network in the Cleveland area. 

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1997

Infusion Therapies

NorthCoast complemented the provision of home health care with the purchase of a home infusion pharmacy. NorthCoast Infusion Therapies was in operation until 2008.

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2005

Expansion

The network expanded to cover the entire state and the contiguous counties bordering the state.

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2006

MMO

NorthCoast expanded its payor panel to include Medical Mutual of Ohio.

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2008

Infusion Network

NorthCoast Infusion Network (NCIN) was developed to meet a growing need for easy access to infusion and specialty services in the local market and to bring new opportunities to infusion providers.

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2021

New CEO

NorthCoast hires Misty Taylor as CEO to expand its national provider network, introduce service innovation, and drive additional value to our provider and payor partners.

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TODAY

Growth

NorthCoast continues expanding its partnerships with payors and growing its provider network across the US.