Dr. Sachin Jain Among 100 Most Influential People In Healthcare
PLAYA DEL REY, CA – Dr. Sachin H. Jain, the California-based CEO of the SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan, has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare of 2023 by Modern Healthcare.
Modern Healthcare’s recognition program identifies individuals deemed by their peers and senior editors as the most influential figures in the industry, focusing on leadership and impactful contributions. Jain has consistently advocated for “radical common sense” reforms to elevate patient care within the US healthcare system.
As the CEO of SCAN, Jain has translated his visionary ideas into tangible actions by spearheading cutting-edge programs, products, and initiatives. These endeavors aim not only to improve the healthcare experience for older Americans but also to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization.
Jain’s initiatives include Homebase Medical, which provides comprehensive care to homebound older adults through Annual Wellness Visits, Chronic & Palliative Care, and Care Transition Management. Building on his early experiences in homeless healthcare, Jain conceived Healthcare in Action, a street-based medical group providing healthcare for the unhoused, garnering national attention and serving over 1,000 patients in six counties across California.
In 2023, SCAN launched SCAN Affirm (HMO), the first Medicare Advantage plan tailored for LGBTQ+ older adults, boasting an unprecedented 700 members in its inaugural year. Following this success, SCAN introduced SCAN Inspired (HMO), the first Medicare Advantage plan designed for women, addressing their unique aging needs, set to launch in 2024.
Additionally, Jain and his teams introduced SCAN Embrace, the fastest-growing institutional special needs plan (I-SNP) in the country, catering to individuals in assisted living facilities.
Jain’s commitment to equity is evident in initiatives tying executive bonuses to health equity measures. Recognized nationally, this approach reduced the racial and ethnic medication adherence gap by 35%, prompting SCAN to extend efforts to eliminate disparities in flu vaccination use among Black members and medication adherence among Hispanic members.
Under Jain’s leadership, SCAN’s revenues surged over 40%, reaching nearly $5B in 2023, serving over 315,000 individuals through Medicare Advantage health plans and care delivery divisions, a significant increase from 220,000 members in 2020. SCAN’s expansion turned it into one of the fastest-growing not-for-profit Medicare Plans nationally, operating in five states, a press release said.
Jain’s focus on diversity is evident in SCAN’s leadership team, reflecting 58% ethnic diversity and 55% gender diversity. The organization’s accolades include being ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among Medicare Advantage plans in California and receiving recognition as one of the Top Innovator Organizations and Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare.
Jain has an impressive academic background having graduated from Harvard College with a BA in government and then continuing on to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. He trained in medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and earned his board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a practicing Academic Hospitalist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jain who makes his home in Playa del Rey is married to Jennifer Lee, a designer at Skechers. Committed to volunteer service to India he works with the International Human Benefit Services Trust; has launched charity dialysis clinics in Rajasthan with DaVita Bridge of Life; and been on cleft lip and palate missions with Medical Missions for Children.