Humana Expanding Value-Based Home Care Subsidiary to Virginia
Expansion will support Medicare beneficiaries healing at home and create employment opportunities in Virginia
By: Catie Hillard
June 21, 2022 – Humana recently announced that it will expand its value-based home care subsidiary, onehome, to Virginia. onehome will coordinate in-home care services for Humana Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in Virginia. The coordination will include working closely with existing home care providers to ensure that care is quality and convenient.
The integrated model that onehome utilizes, creates a single point of accountability that accounts for the needs of patients, physicians, hospitals, and health plans for home care. Care will be delivered through a network of local home care providers.
onehome coordinates a variety of services at patients’ homes, including infusion care, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and durable medical equipment (DME) services. The goal is to make home care easier and more accessible for both members and physicians.
Humana Expanding Home Care Subsidiary onehome in Virginia
Humana has continually been expanding home care services over the last four years. Through the acquisition of Kindred at Home, now being rebranded as CenterWell Home Health, and organic growth, the company has grown to one of the largest providers of home care services.
The expansion into Virginia is the next step in their growth trajectory.
“Humana’s acquisition of onehome in 2021 and expansion into Virginia this year further advances the company’s commitment to building our Home Solutions business and value-based offerings,” said President of Humana’s Home Solutions business, Andrew Agwunobi, M.D., MBA. “There is a tremendous need for a care model that provides high quality, fully-integrated care in the home at reduced cost. Humana’s value-based approach aims to deliver on that promise and on our mission of bringing healing home.”
The onehome value-based model is rolling out in Richmond, Roanoke, and Southern Virginia counties to begin. After several months, it will be able to coordinate home care services for Medicare Advantage plan members throughout the entire state, as well as North Carolina.
“onehome’s value-based approach relieves patients and physicians from the burden of dealing with multiple providers of home health services, including medication and equipment, which is the common experience for those currently navigating the extremely fragmented home health industry,” said Ramon Falero, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of onehome. “There’s a tremendous benefit for seniors in receiving better coordinated home care services that improve their health and their quality of life.”
This expansion is just the next step for Humana, with more to come in the future. Within 5 years, the company expects that 50% of all its Medicare Advantage plan members to have access to the value-based home care model.
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