Huntington Beach, CA, August 1, 2019 – Healthfirst, New York’s largest not-for-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 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to nearly 7,500 Healthfirst Medicare Advantage members with complex, chronic conditions.
For patients living in the boroughs of New York City, getting to the doctor regularly can be challenging. Patients 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.
“Our mission is to put our members first and an important part of that is to help them get access to the care they need,” said, Thomas Meixner, SVP Delivery System Innovation at Healthfirst. “Offering services through Landmark to bring care into the homes of our most vulnerable members will directly benefit our members and is consistent with our goal of being a strong partner in the delivery of affordable, high-quality care to the communities we serve.”
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 patients’ existing doctors and specialist, to improve access to services for members who need it the most.
“Our New York City medical teams reflect the rich diversity of the patients we serve,” notes Dr. Michael Le, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder at Landmark. “Cultural awareness and sensitivity are critical in getting to the source of patients’ health and life goals, which is a focus of our model.”
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 healthcare. 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 providers on shared goals. Healthfirst takes pride in being pioneers of the value-based care model, now recognized as a national best practice. For more than 25 years, Healthfirst has built its reputation in the community for top-quality products and services New Yorkers can depend on. 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. For more information on Healthfirst, please visit www.healthfirst.org.
Landmark Health and its affiliated medical groups (Landmark) partner with health plans and delivery systems to bring patient-centric, in-home care to complex and chronically ill populations. The company bears risk for more than 97,000 lives across 13 states. Landmark provides access to care 24/7 to patients and their families. Its value-based model relies on fully-employed, local multidisciplinary care teams to help drive long-term outcomes for patients by bringing medical, behavioral, social and palliative care to individuals, where they reside and when they need it. Landmark is bringing back the house call. Learn more at www.landmarkhealth.org.
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