Merging company

3 companies merge to form a care delivery company based on the value of senior lives

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Three healthcare organizations are merging with the goal of providing value-based healthcare models to senior communities and skilled nursing facilities across the country.

Elite Patient Care, which provides clinical services in 12 states; Provider Health Services, which provides geriatric care nationwide; and AllyAlign Health, which helps providers manage Medicare Advantage plans, are joining forces to create Curana Health to provide onsite and virtual care for residents.

Curana Health’s combined system covers 26 states and more than 1,000 senior living communities and skilled nursing facility partners – 70% of these partners are in skilled nursing, with the remainder comprising independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement/life plan communities.

The Curana Health organization includes Curana Health Medical Group; AllyAlign Health, which operates Medicare Advantage health plans; and Curana Health Responsible Care Organization.

The medical group includes more than 400 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing primary care, post-acute care and other clinical services.

The Medicare Advantage health plan division will continue to operate as AllyAlign Health. According to AllyAlign, over the past eight years, these plans have seen a 37% reduction in total hospital admissions among Medicare Advantage Institutional Special Needs Plan, or I-SNP, members and a 96% for clinical services.

The Curana Health ACO is a value-based care program for original Medicare beneficiaries.

AllyAlign is already part of the Medicare Advantage plans that several long-term care operators offer their residents. The Perennial Consortium, for example, includes AllyAlign, Juniper Communities, Christian Living Communities and Ohio Living. Additionally, AllyAlign Health has also partnered with LeadingAge California to provide access to Align Senior Care Medicare Advantage plans.