Aetna Better Health of Virginia and managed care startup Waymark have partnered to provide community-based care services to Medicaid members.
San Francisco-based Waymark manages a network of community health workers, pharmacists, behavioral health therapists and coordinators in clinics to manage care between patients and primary care providers, according to an Oct. 25 news release shared with Becker's.
Starting in 2023, Waymark will serve Aetna Medicaid members in the Richmond and Tidewater areas first, with plans to expand.
"For many of our members, especially those with complex care needs, receiving coordinated and holistic health care is essential for improving their health and quality of life," Aetna Medicaid President Jerold Mammano said. "Through our new value-based collaboration with Waymark, Aetna Medicaid members in Virginia will have expanded access to behavioral health services and resources to address social care needs."