Use of the healthcare system will be even easier for Health First Health Plans members as it announced an administrative services agreement with a subsidiary of Oscar Health. Under the agreement, Oscar will provide Health First Health Plans’ Medicare Advantage and Individual customers with access to Oscar’s member engagement platform and other provider and broker services built on its full-stack technology platform. The Health First Health Plans division will be responsible for care management, network performance management, physician credentialing and other services.
- “Our agreement with Oscar will give our members access to the same high-quality medical care they know and trust, plus a new technology platform that will make using the healthcare system even easier for them,” said Steve Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Health First. “We are thrilled that our members will now have the ability to use the Oscar technology, including 24/7 virtual urgent care and personalized Care Teams. By ensuring they have access to these convenient, no additional cost features, we can offer our members even more affordable care through our health plans.”
- “This agreement with Health First Health Plans furthers Oscar’s commitment to the Central Florida region and the communities we serve in the area,” said Mario Schlosser, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Our hope is that Oscar’s technology platform will help the Health First Health Plans members get the most out of the plan they have come to know and love by making great care cost less.”
- Most services provided under the agreement will be available to eligible Health First Health Plan members beginning January 1, 2022. Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County’s not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and outpatient and wellness services.