Health insurance company Humana has announced an aggressive expansion plan for its payer-agnostic subsidiary Partners in Primary Care. By 2023, the subsidiary is all set to take the number of its senior-centric care centers to nearly 100. As part of its expansion spree, Partners in Primary Care opened 15 new centers last year and plans to add 20 more in 2021 in Atlanta, Houston, Louisiana and Nevada.
- According to Matt Eirich of Humana’s Care Delivery Organization, Partners in Primary Care looks after more than 57,000 patients in Medicare Advantage and other types of health plans.
- Both Partners in Primary Care and Family Physicians Group are part of the Care Delivery Organization.
- Partners in Primary Care, which started its journey in 2016 with the first center in Greenville, South Carolina, currently has 40 facilities across seven markets. The staff at all the centers include physicians and care teams specializing in senior-centric treatment. The facilities have personalized plans for each patient, keeping in mind their financial, behavioral, and social needs.
- “Partners in Primary Care is expanding rapidly because of the demand from seniors for the type of senior-focused care we provide,” said Renee Buckingham, president of Humana’s Care Delivery Organization, in a news release.
- According to the release, Partners in Primary Care centers grew in-person care delivery. Based on claims through October 2020, 87% of the patients made one or more visits to their local center last year as against 75% recorded in 2019.
- For Humana, Partners in Primary Care provides an opportunity to stake out a corner of the market for senior-focused primary care, which “is really in its infancy,” Eirich said.