12 recent paying partnerships

From co-owned health plans between insurers and providers to major investments in telehealth, these are 12 payer partnerships reported by Becker’s since September 27:

Etna said Oct. 12 that it is partnering with telemental health provider Cyti Psychological to offer in-network services to members in California and Oregon.

UPMC Health Plan
and value-based kidney care provider InterWell Health said Oct. 12 that it is partnering in the coordination of care for members with kidney disease.

the parent company of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, said Oct. 12 that it is partnering with Monogram Health, a value-based home kidney care provider, to increase access to early care for commercial members.

humane said Oct. 12 that it is launching a co-branded Medicare Advantage plan with military benefits provider USAA that is designed for veterans. The plan will be available in eight states for 2023.

BCBS Massachusetts
said on Oct. 12 that it had partnered with artificial intelligence company Olive for a pre-clearance pilot project at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, which significantly reduced approval times.

BCBS North Dakota
said Oct. 11 that it is partnering with Grand Forks-based Altru Health System on a four-tier health plan that will be available to individuals, families and employers in 11 counties.

Optum Laboratories
the research and development arm of UnitedHealth Group, said Oct. 10 that it is partnering with researchers from UCLA’s Department of Computational Medicine for five years to study how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to personalize treatments and improve costs and quality of care.

BCBS North Carolina said Oct. 5 that he was working with the nonprofit Green & Healthy Homes initiative to help minimize the risk of falls in the home through modifications to members’ homes.

Etna Better Health of Florida and Emcara Health said Oct. 5 that they are partnering to provide value-based primary care to 240,000 Aetna Medicaid members across the state, beginning in the Tampa, Orlando and Orlando areas. and Miami.

Health priority
and Kroger Health announced Oct. 4 that they are launching two co-branded health insurance plans in eight Michigan counties for 2023.

Permanent Kaiser and mental health provider Ginger said Oct. 4 that they are partnering to provide emotional telehealth support services to members.

Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine in Philadelphia said Sept. 27 that they are partnering on a value-based primary care model centered on co-ownership of Blue Cross’ physician network subsidiary, Tandigm.