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Browse the latest news, announcements, and events from healthAlign.

May 18, 2021

Bridging The Care-At-Home Gap Together: healthAlign is Acquired by The Helper Bees

healthAlign is excited to announce our acquisition by The Helper Bees. Together, we will bring a wider range of solutions to our respective clients as well as a broader mix of opportunities to our in-home provider partners

 
May 11, 2021

How Home-Focused Conveners Bridge the Gap Between Payers, Providers

Strategically, conveners give payers one go-to source instead of a slew of providers offering different services to their members, Andy Friedell, the CEO and founder of healthAlign, told Home Health Care News.

 

February 18, 2021

A New Chapter in Home-Based Care: healthAlign and The Helper Bees

We are thrilled to announce a joint venture with The Helper Bees, the long-term care insurance leader in providing non-medical care in the home. Together we offer payers a more complete solution for solution for closing gaps-in-care in the home.

February 4, 2021

Long Term Quality Alliance Panel on Supplemental Benefits Features healthAlign CEO, Andy Friedell

Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) and ATI Advisory held the second part of a webinar series on advancing new, non-medical supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage with support from The SCAN Foundation.

November 2020

Advancing Non-Medical Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage

Research on the non-medical supplemental benefits offered by Medicare Advantage plans highlights healthAlign as an emerging marketplace solution that helps plans arrange a diverse network of services into the home.

June 17, 2020

Medicare Advantage Expert Anne Tumlinson Highlights healthAlign as a Model of the Future

“A couple health plans have contracted with healthAlign to essentially find all of the different home care providers and aggregate them in one platform to play the go-between role in terms of contracting and things like that. That’s my favorite kind of model” said Anne Tumlinson CEO, of ATI Advisory

 

April 2, 2020

Tellus and healthAlignTeam Up to Improve Community-based Care for Medicare Advantage

“We’re essentially building a ‘secret decoder ring’ for healthcare, linking payers up with the diverse and fragmented universe of community-based providers. Our goal is to create an intelligent marketplace for community-based care that promotes adherence and independence at home,” said healthAlign founder and CEO, Andy Friedell.

December 31, 2019

New Program at University of Maryland St Joseph's Medical Center Shows Effectiveness in Curbing Readmissions

“Investing in social determinants of health holds potential to provide ROI in the form of fewer readmissions-based penalties.”

February 26, 2019

Home Health Partnership Cuts Re-Hospitalization in Half; Reduces Spend by 35%

“You get one picture of a patient when you see them in the hospital, but when you get into the home is really when you see several layers of other dynamics that are also in play,” Andy Friedell, SVP of strategic solutions for Maxim, told Home Health Care News. “A lot of time those are the nonclinical barriers that keep people from following their care plan, and that’s kind of what [this] community health program is focusing a lot of time on.”

February 14, 2019

New Data Shows Community Health Workers Significantly Reduce Hospital Readmissions and Spending

A program that uses community health workers (CHWs) to help chronically ill patients access care following hospitalization has cut readmission rates in half and reduced hospital spending by 35 percent for high-risk patients, according to new data from the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UMSJMC) and Maxim Healthcare Services.

October 22, 2016

Using Community Health Workers to Reduce Readmission Rates

“In May, about 10% of St Joseph’s high-risk patients were readmitted within 30 days, compared with 25% when the hospital launched the program in February 2015 in partnership with … Maxim Healthcare.”