Louisiana becomes 11th state to benefit from unique model of care
Source: Corporate Offices in Franklin, TN., and New Orleans, LA.
Residents of long term care facilities owned and operated by CommCare Corporation and Nexion Health will now benefit from access to an enhanced level of proactive, coordinated healthcare through a new partnership announced today between American Health Plans, CommCare Corporation, and Nexion Health. In addition to this partnership, American Health Plans* has acquired Louisiana-based Dignity Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage plan serving Louisiana.
The partnership, which will be implemented in 29 homes across the state of Louisiana, will give residents of participating CommCare and Nexion facilities the opportunity to join American Health Plans’ provider-owned Institutional Special Needs Plan (ISNP). Jason Haney, senior vice president of operations for American Health Plans, commented on the partnership saying “CommCare’s rich history of quality care makes this an ideal partnership. They committed to providing residents with best-in-class care by launching an ISNP and we are excited to help them expand with new products and services.” These Medicare Advantage special needs plans specifically cater to Medicare recipients who live in skilled nursing facilities. The plans deliver a coordinated care model that addresses all needed medical treatment and preventive services supported by TruHealth, an integrated care team that is led by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to provide individualized health care services.
Jim Tucker, chief executive officer at CommCare Corporation, said “The partnership between CommCare and American Health Plans gives skilled nursing and rehabilitation providers in Louisiana the opportunity to join other healthcare providers participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare’s Innovation initiative. This initiative enhances the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, including those with low incomes such as dual-eligibles, by improving the coordination and allowing wellness visits that better manage chronic conditions common to nursing facility residents.”
Tucker added “the plan also allows high quality providers additional financial resources that can assist with operational goals such as attracting and educating high quality staff. The team at American Health Plans has the expertise to help grow the ISNP and better serve the plan members in our centers. We are excited about the future.”
American Health Plans, the parent company of American Health Advantage of Louisiana, is now operating in 11 states. The Franklin, Tennessee-based health care company operates the largest provider-owned ISNP platform in the nation and has plans to expand to Indiana in 2024. The unique ISNP model of care improves health outcomes by bolstering medical services at the point of care while also reducing inefficient health care spending. “Partnering with American Health Plans can allow independent ISNPs to leverage our national platform,” Haney said. “In Louisiana we have already seen the benefits of improved service delivery, lower costs and the ability to grow membership with new partners. Nexion, a provider partner of American Health Plans' in two existing states, has already joined the Plan. Through our partnership, CommCare is able to expand the ISNP with an opportunity for 100% market share in Louisiana, all while maintaining its provider-owned status.”
About American Health Plans
American Health Plans, a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners is a leader in the provider-owned Medicare Advantage industry. American Health Plans equips primary care and senior living providers with a business model that improves financial performance by improving clinical outcomes for our patients and members. This division currently has co-ownership and partnership agreements with providers in Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, and Idaho. For more information, visit AmHealthPlans.com or call 800-766-9404.
About American Health Partners
American Health Partners Inc. provides a continuum of post-acute healthcare that prevents unnecessary hospital stays and improves quality of life for older adults. In Tennessee and Alabama, the company owns 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; five psychiatric hospitals; multiple home health and hospice offices serving patients in Tennessee and Michigan; and a long-term care pharmacy. Nationally, American Health Partners, Inc. operates Provider-Owner Medicare Advantage Plans and provides care management in ten states via joint ventures with more than 25 provider organization. American Health Partners is based in Franklin, TN. For more information, visit AmHealthPartners.com.
TruHealth supplies nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse case managers to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in ten states. TruHealth clinicians collaborate with providers to address the full range of patients’ medical, mental health and social needs. In addition to providing routine health care services, TruHealth providers also act as care coordinators for individuals enrolled in Institutional and Institutional-Equivalent Special Needs Plans (ISNPs and IESNPs), a specialized type of Medicare Advantage designed plan designed specifically for those who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. TruHealth is a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners. To learn more, visit OurTruHealth.com or call 615-905-5426.
* American Health Plans is a division of American Health Companies, LLC d/b/a American Health Partners. The American Health Plans name is commonly used in the health plan marketplace to reference the health maintenance organizations which American Health Partners, through certain affiliates, owns and manages.