naviHealth and Security Health Plan Partner to Enhance Post-Acute Outcomes

High-touch care management program will help Plan’s members navigate the post-acute continuum and achieve rehabilitation goals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & MARSHFIELD, Wis.--()--naviHealth and Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., today announced their collaboration in managing post-acute care services for Security Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage and commercial members. The program will use naviHealth’s decision-support technology and field-based clinicians to deliver high-touch care management services to Security Health Plan members receiving skilled nursing facility, long-term acute care and inpatient rehabilitation services.

naviHealth’s care managers will engage and assess Security Health members in the hospital to educate the members and their caregivers on their options for care and rehabilitation. After discharge, naviHealth will continue to work with patients and their care teams in post-acute facilities to update care plans and monitor progress against their personalized goals.

“We are dedicated to providing access to high-quality care to our members and naviHealth will strengthen our ability to do so,” said Mark LePage, M.D., Security Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer. “The services naviHealth provides will help our members know what to expect from their course of treatment after they leave the hospital, achieve their recovery goals and safely transition back to their homes and the community.”

On average, more than 40,000 Medicare beneficiaries are discharged from hospitals every day. Most of these patients leave the hospital without a coherent plan or guide for what’s next, leading to large variations in post-acute care utilization, spending and outcomes. naviHealth aligns stakeholders through a unique field-based services model and data driven approach leveraging the largest post-acute patient outcomes database of its kind. The Company’s offering is strengthened by over a decade of experience developing best practices for post-acute care management.

“We are thrilled to work with Security Health Plan to provide personalized care plans for their members, delivered through our high-tech high-touch approach,” said Clay Richards, naviHealth president and chief executive officer. “Rising costs and inefficiencies in post-acute care continue to be an underrated issue in healthcare. We are confident that our unmatched decision support and analytics platform provides the right type of innovative solution to address this opportunity – ultimately resulting in enhanced patient satisfaction and better outcomes for Security Health Plan’s members.”

About Security Health Plan

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., (www.securityhealth.org) is a not-for-profit health plan dedicated to providing high quality insurance coverage to Wisconsin residents for more than 40 years. Security Health Plan serves more than 220,000 members in a 40-county area in Wisconsin through a variety of health insurance options for employer groups, individuals of all ages, and families. Security Health Plan has earned “Excellent” Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance each year it has been accredited, since 2002. In the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-14, each of Security Health Plan’s family of plans ranked among the top 10 percent nationally. In addition, Security Health Plan’s Advocare Medicare Advantage plans received an overall rating of 4.5 in the 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2014. Plan performance star ratings are assessed each year and may change from one year to the next.

About naviHealth

naviHealth partners with health plans, health systems, accountable care organizations and post-acute providers to manage the entire continuum of post-acute care. The Company utilizes evidence-based protocols and technology-enabled services to optimize care and align all stakeholders. naviHealth has more than a decade of experience managing post-acute care and currently serves approximately 1.5 million Medicare lives.

Contacts

Media:
For Security Health Plan:
Rebecca Normington, 715-221-9726
normington.rebecca@securityhealth.org
or
For naviHealth:
Dan Zacchei, 212-446-1882
dzacchei@sloanepr.com

Contacts

Media:
For Security Health Plan:
Rebecca Normington, 715-221-9726
normington.rebecca@securityhealth.org
or
For naviHealth:
Dan Zacchei, 212-446-1882
dzacchei@sloanepr.com