MedCity News July 25, 2022
Marissa Plescia

The CEO of SCAN Health Plan has a message for others trying to battle health inequity: get out of the planning phase and learn by doing.

After the death of George Floyd in 2020, SCAN Health Plan, like many companies, decided to take a look at its own efforts in improving health disparities. It ultimately achieved this by tying its executives’ bonuses to the issue.

“You’re at a time when the whole healthcare industry is saying that we care about reducing health inequities,” SCAN CEO Sachin Jain said. “But candidly, when you look around, there’s not a lot of real action around it.”

One aspect SCAN Health Plan — a Medicare Advantage plan based in Long Beach, California — looked...

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