AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--agilon health, inc. (NYSE: AGL), the trusted partner empowering physicians to transform community health, announced the company has begun implementation for a long-term partnership with MaineHealth, the largest integrated health system in northern New England. agilon health and MaineHealth’s partnership is expected to create access to a new primary care delivery system that enables improved care for Medicare Advantage patients across the health system’s service area in Maine and New Hampshire.
“This partnership with MaineHealth is a strong statement on the continued evolution of the U.S. healthcare system toward primary-care led, value-based care to improve outcomes and the quality of care for seniors,” said Steve Sell, chief executive officer, agilon health. “With MaineHealth and our other 2023 physician group partners, we are significantly advancing our vision to transform health care in communities across the country, and are well positioned to help more physician groups and now integrated health systems thrive long-term.”
MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system committed to a vision of, “working together so our communities are the healthiest in America,” provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. MaineHealth’s vast local hospital system and other services include approximately 1,700 providers.
“Our partnership with agilon health is a direct reflection of our vision of ‘working together so our communities are the healthiest in America’,” said Andy Mueller, MD, chief executive officer, MaineHealth. “Through the partnership with agilon heath, we will be accelerating the transition to a payment model defined by value and investing more deeply in our primary care delivery system. The depth of patient need, especially among our growing senior population, necessitates us to think very differently about what the primary care delivery system in our community needs to look like today and in the future.”
With the expected addition of MaineHealth and six other leading physician groups in 2023, agilon health’s footprint will expand to include 23 physician groups, 12 states, 25 diverse geographies, and more than 2,200 primary care physicians. These new partnerships are estimated to add 80,000 Medicare Advantage members on the agilon platform in 2023. In addition, agilon’s partnership model will now include four physician partner types: PCP only groups, multispecialty groups, scaled networks and integrated health systems.
agilon health and MaineHealth have begun implementation work under a signed a letter of intent and expect to finalize the long-term, joint venture agreement in the second quarter of 2022. The six additional new physician group partners expected to join the agilon platform in 2023 will be announced at a future date.
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 providers working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.
About agilon health
agilon health is the trusted partner empowering physicians to transform community health. Through our partnerships and purpose-built platform, agilon is accelerating at scale how physician groups transition to a value-based, Total Care Model. agilon provides the technology, people, capital, and process and access to a peer network that allow physician groups to maintain their independence and devote the right amount of time to their most vulnerable patients. Together, agilon and its physician partners are creating the healthcare system we need – one built on the value of care, not the volume of fees. The result: healthier communities, and empowered doctors. agilon is the trusted partner in 17 diverse communities and is here to help more of our nation’s best physician groups and health systems have a sustained, thriving future. For more information go to www.agilonhealth.com connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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