Healthfirst, New York’s largest non-profit health insurer, and Landmark Health (Landmark), an industry leader of in-home medical care, will work together to offer convenient, in-home medical care and coordination by clinical professionals, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to nearly 7,500 Healthfirst Medicare Advantage members with complex, chronic conditions. According to Thomas Meixner, senior vice president of Delivery System Innovation at Healthfirst, offering services through Landmark will allow for an increase in access to quality care for the members that need it the most.
For consumers living in the boroughs of New York City, getting to the doctor regularly can be challenging. Consumers with complex heath issues often have limited mobility and need to rely on a loved one to bring them to office-based appointments or urgent care. Landmark’s medical professionals are available 24/7 and bring care to members in their homes through routine and urgent house calls. Pharmacists, dietitians, nurse care managers, social workers, and behavioral health specialists are all part of the Landmark care team, available to members both in home and over the phone. Landmark provides supplemental care, in collaboration with consumers’ existing doctors and specialist, to improve access to services.
The Landmark program is voluntary and offered at no cost to eligible Healthfirst Medicare Advantage members. Members with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, and chronic kidney disease, along with social or behavioral needs, may qualify for the Landmark program.
Healthfirst is New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, earning the trust of nearly 1.4 million members by offering access to affordable health care. Sponsored by New York City’s leading hospitals, Healthfirst’s unique advantage is rooted in its mission to put members first by working closely with its broad network of provider organizations on shared goals. Healthfirst takes pride in being pioneers of the value-based care model, now recognized as a national best practice. It has grown significantly to serve the needs of members, offering market-leading products to fit every life stage, including Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage plans, long-term care plans, qualified health plans, and individual and small group plans.
Landmark Health and its affiliated medical groups partner with health plans and delivery systems to bring consumer-centric, in-home care to complex and chronically ill populations. The company bears risk for more than 97,000 lives across 13 states and provides access to care 24/7 to consumers and their families. Its value-based model relies on fully-employed, local multidisciplinary care teams to help drive long-term outcomes for consumers by bringing medical, behavioral, social, and palliative care to individuals, where they reside and when they need it.
This was reported by Landmark Health on August 1, 2019.
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