Patina teams with Humana to expand reach of convenient, relationship-centered primary care for people with Medicare
Humana Medicare Advantage members in the Philadelphia five-county region now have in-network access to Patina’s unique primary care, delivered through virtual and in-home visits
Philadelphia, PA – July 26, 2023 - Patina, the relationship-centered primary care provider dedicated to improving the healthcare and aging experience for older adults, and leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), have signed an agreement that expands the primary care options for Humana Medicare Advantage members in the Philadelphia five-county area.
As of July 1, 2023, Patina became an in-network primary care provider for individuals in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties enrolled in Humana Medicare Advantage plans.
Patina supports patients through a dedicated team that personalizes the care experience, including a Patina primary care practitioner (PCP) and a Patina health champion, who helps with everything from scheduling appointments to navigating the healthcare journey, and coordinating community resources. By delivering primary care through virtual video visits and in-home visits when needed, Patina helps its patients avoid the time and hassle of driving, parking and waiting for appointments in a physical office.
“We are committed to delivering a profoundly better healthcare experience for today’s older adults – one that is tailored to each person's unique needs and addresses the whole person over time,” said Jack Stoddard, CEO of Patina. “This new agreement with Humana will enable more people 65 and older to get the kind of accessible, high-quality care and support they deserve to live and age well.”
“We’re excited to include Patina in our expanding network of quality physicians available to our current and future members,” said Northeast Region Medicare President Julie Mascari. “Patina’s group of patient-centered physicians share Humana’s passion and commitment to the health and well-being of people with Medicare in the Philadelphia area, and to addressing the social needs that can impact one’s health.”
With Patina, patients typically are able to secure PCP appointments within 24-48 hours. They also can interact with members of their dedicated team as often as needed via video, web or mobile app, chat and phone. When eyes-on, hands-on care is needed, Patina clinicians visit patients right in their homes, connecting to other members of the patient’s care team virtually via remote monitoring tools to share patient vitals and other health-related information.
This news expands on Patina’s market momentum and enables access to Patina for nearly 300,000 Medicare Advantage members in the Philadelphia area, including most major Medicare Advantage plans in the region. Members who select Patina as their primary care provider get in-network access to Patina’s dedicated care team. For more information about Patina, visit https://patinahealth.com.
Humana Inc. is committed to putting health first – for our teammates, our customers, and our company. Through our Humana insurance services, and our CenterWell health care services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health – delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large. Learn more about what we offer at Humana.com and at CenterWell.com.
PatinaTM is reinventing primary care from the ground up to provide the healthcare and aging experience that older adults and their loved ones deserve. Each person we serve gets a dedicated care team built around them composed of primary care clinicians, a health champion and behavioral health and other specialists – all enabled by purpose-built technology and analytics. As a value-based primary care model, we are focused on delivering a high-quality, high-value experience to the people we serve. The company is backed by leading investors Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Google Ventures (GV), F-Prime, Viking Global and Rock Springs Capital.
Patina is a collaboration between two entities: Patina Medical Group, PC (PMG), a virtual and home-based medical practice that provides clinical services to members of certain Medicare Advantage plans, and Patina Health, Inc., which provides administrative and management services to support PMG’s business operations and non-clinical quality assurance, as well as advanced information technology and products, population health analytics and thought leadership.
For more information about Patina, visit https://patinahealth.com.
Other providers are available in the Humana network. Provider may also contract with other Plan Sponsors.
Nancy A. Hanewinckel
Humana Corporate Communications