LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Partners in Primary Care announced today the details of its 2021 expansion. Having opened 15 new centers in 2020, plans for 2021 include up to 20 more centers, including entering the Atlanta market, additional centers in the Houston area and five more in Louisiana, including Lafayette and the North Shore outside of New Orleans as well as two new centers in Nevada.
The planned center openings will bring the total number of centers Partners in Primary Care operates (including its Orlando, Florida-based Family Physicians Group facilities) to nearly 80 centers. By 2023, Partners in Primary Care expects to operate approximately 100 centers.
Partners in Primary Care, a payer-agnostic subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), is part of a family of senior-focused, primary care centers that deliver comprehensive, personalized care to approximately 57,000 patients from many different Medicare Advantage health plans and Original Medicare. The centers are often located in underserved areas that previously offered minimal access to primary care for seniors.
“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, which includes Partners in Primary Care as well as the Family Physicians Group facilities referenced above.
“The significant growth of our organization demonstrates the success of our senior-focused, value-based approach in serving patients and communities, and our investment in providing much-needed care in underserved areas. We are grateful to our clinicians and care teams who work tirelessly to provide personalized care to help seniors stay healthy and lead happier lives, which requires addressing their physical, social and mental health needs holistically. We look forward to offering our comprehensive primary care to many more seniors in the coming year and beyond,” Buckingham added.
Operating under an integrated, comprehensive, value-based care model, Partners in Primary Care offers a unique health care experience to seniors. All Partners in Primary Care centers are staffed by board-certified physicians and care teams who have been specially trained to treat the senior population. Physicians spend more time with their patients – well more than the 10 to 15 minutes in most practices – and care teams focus on creating personalized care plans designed to help patients achieve their best possible health. This includes helping patients with social, behavioral and financial needs.
Outcomes from Partners in Primary Care’s approach indicate that its model is working to improve seniors’ health. Specifically, data from Partners in Primary Care’s South Carolina centers showed that in 2019, 30-day hospital readmission rates for patients were almost 60 percent lower than those of the general Medicare population. The rate of hospital admissions was 186 per 1,000, significantly lower than the national rate for this age group, which ranges from 233 per 1,000 (65 to 84 years old) to 456 per 1,000 (age 85+).
Despite the pandemic, patients of Partners in Primary Care centers not only continued their regular health care, but they also improved upon it as compared to 2019. Based on claims through October 2020, 87% of Partners in Primary Care patients made one or more visits to their local center in 2020, compared to 75% in 2019. In the case of annual wellness visits (AWV), 94% of at-risk patients had a comprehensive AWV in 2020, up from 89% in 2019.
For those patients unable to visit a center because of the pandemic, Partners in Primary Care provided virtual visits, conducting 9,453 virtual visits and 29,383 telephonic visits over the course of 2020. Partners in Primary Care and Family Physicians Group added more than 8,000 new patients in value-based care reimbursement contracts in 2020.
Partners in Primary Care currently operates centers in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Family Physicians Group operates in the Orlando, Fla. area.
For more information on Partners in Primary Care centers, visit www.PartnersInPrimaryCare.com.
About Partners in Primary Care
Partners in Primary Care (Partners) is a primary care medical group practice operating centers in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas under the Partners in Primary Care brand, as well as centers in Florida operated under the Family Physicians Group brand. Partners has a strong emphasis on senior-focused primary care to members of Medicare Advantage health plans. Partners is committed to providing personalized, high-quality primary care combined with an excellent patient experience. Partners has experience in both the treatment and management of most chronic and acute-care conditions. The practices also provide health education and value-added, well-being services at their centers and around their neighborhoods to help both patients and community members improve their health. The management services organization for Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). For more information visit www.PartnersInPrimaryCare.com.
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