11 recent payer partnerships

From new PBM contracts to extended relations with Apple, these are 11 recent payer partnerships reported by Becker's since Oct. 14:

  • Aetna said Nov. 10 it is partnering with Crossover Health to launch an in-person and virtual value-based primary care pilot for employer-sponsored health plans in the Seattle area starting in January. 

  • Aetna entered a value-based agreement with in-home care provider Amedisys to provide care to Medicare Advantage members across 22 states, Amedisys CEO Chris Gerard said Oct. 27.

  • Aetna's Medicaid business in Virginia and managed-care startup Waymark said Oct. 25 they have partnered to provide community-based care services to Medicaid members in the Richmond and Tidewater areas, with plans to expand.

  • Amerigroup Texas said Nov. 2 it is partnering with Movito, a healthcare technology developer, to increase the number of mental health therapists in rural, remote and underserved areas through investing in its tele-therapy platform.

  • Highmark and associated healthcare system Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh said Nov. 1 they will be the first to launch a payer-provider patient billing platform with healthcare billing company Cedar.

  • Molina Healthcare of California said Nov. 1 it is partnering with digital behavioral health company BeMe to provide teenagers with mental health support. 

  • BCBS Massachusetts said Nov. 1 it has inked a pharmacy benefits partnership with CVS Caremark so that members will have access to certain generic medications without cost-sharing, a cost-share assistance program, pharmacy advising and diabetes care.

  • Humana said Oct. 26 it is partnering with in-home kidney care provider Monogram Health to provide services to Medicare Advantage members in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. 

  • Humana said Oct. 24 it is expanding its partnership with Boston-based Cohere Health to enable a digitized prior authorization process nationwide for cardiovascular and surgical services.

  • UnitedHealthcare said Oct. 20 it will continue to offer free Apple Fitness+ subscriptions to members with employer-funded health plans. Starting last November, UnitedHealthcare became the first health plan to extend the offering to members.

  • Florida Blue said Oct. 14 it is partnering with Tallahassee-based Sanitas Medical Center on four new primary care clinics that will serve Blue members, along with self-pay patients and traditional Medicare members.

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