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Our History

1982 Lee Passell leaped into the healthcare industry when he purchased his first healthcare company, Medical Personnel Pool, later known as Interim HealthCare of Cleveland. He owned and operated the full service home health agency for 20 years, growing it to one of the largest proprietary home care agencies in Northeast Ohio. 
   
1995 NORTHCOAST Health Care Management Services was created when Prudential HealthCare requested the development of 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. It was the first comprehensive home care capitation model for NORTHCOAST and Prudential. The program was successfully implemented and executed for seven years until Prudential was acquired by Aetna. 
   
1996 NORTHCOAST began its long-standing relationship with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield with its integrated network in the Cleveland area. We have subsequently expanded the network to provide service to the entire state and the contiguous counties surrounding it. 
   
1997 Lee complemented the provision of home health care with the purchase of a home infusion pharmacy. NorthCoast Infusion Therapies was in operation until 2008. 
   
2005 The network expanded to cover the entire state and the contiguous counties bordering the state. 
   
2006 We expanded our payor panel to include Medical Mutual of Ohio. Many providers have direct contracts but can additionally work with Medical Mutual through our 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.  www.ncinnetwork.com

The creation of National Health Data Solutions (NHDS) followed. NHDS was formed to collect data and create reports designed to provide usable patient level dispensing data to empower organizations to make informed decisions about their products and services. www.nationalhds.com
   
Today The state-wide network includes over 250 providers for home health, home infusion, and hospice. The providers are hospital based, independent, proprietary, or non-profit organizations. NORTHCOAST brings extensive experience as a home care and infusion provider, as well as over 16 years of network management. We are patient advocates who seek to have the best outcome for the patient, while providing services in the most cost efficient manner for the payor. 






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