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How Home-Focused Conveners Bridge the Gap Between Payers, Providers

July 9, 2021

The home is increasingly becoming the No. 1 site of care for seniors. As the post-acute care world transitions away from fee for services toward value-based care, in-home care operators often find themselves in need of support. And that’s where the convener comes into play.

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Bridging The Care-At-Home Gap Together: healthAlign is Acquired by The Helper Bees

May 18, 2021

healthAlign is excited to announce our acquisition by The Helper Bees. Together, we will bring a wider range of solutions to our respective clients as well as a broader mix of opportunities to our in-home provider partners

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How Home-Focused Conveners Bridge the Gap Between Payers, Providers

May 11, 2021

Strategically, conveners give payers one go-to source instead of a slew of providers offering different services to their members, Andy Friedell, the CEO and founder of healthAlign, told Home Health Care News.

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A New Chapter in Home-Based Care: healthAlign and The Helper Bees

February 18, 2021

We are thrilled to announce a joint venture with The Helper Bees, the long-term care insurance leader in providing non-medical care in the home. Together we offer payers a more complete solution for solution for closing gaps-in-care in the home.

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Long Term Quality Alliance Panel on Supplemental Benefits Features healthAlign CEO, Andy Friedell

February 4, 2021

Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) and ATI Advisory held the second part of a webinar series on advancing new, non-medical supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage with support from The SCAN Foundation. 

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Advancing Non-Medical Supplemmental Benefits in Medicare Advantage

November 2020

Research on the non-medical supplemental benefits offered by Medicare Advantage plans highlights healthAlign as an emerging marketplace solution that helps plans arrange a diverse network of services into the home. 

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Medicare Advantage Expert Anne Tumlinson Highlights healthAlign as a Model of the Future

June 17, 2020

“A couple health plans have contracted with healthAlign to essentially find all of the different home care providers and aggregate them in one platform to play the go-between role in terms of contracting and things like that. That's my favorite kind of model” said Anne Tumlinson CEO, of ATI Advisory

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Tellus and healthAlignTeam Up to Improve Community-based Care for Medicare Advantage

April 2, 2020

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“We’re essentially building a ‘secret decoder ring’ for healthcare, linking payers up with the diverse and fragmented universe of community-based providers.  Our goal is to create an intelligent marketplace for community-based care that promotes adherence and independence at home,” said healthAlign founder and CEO, Andy Friedell.

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Announcement: The launch of homeAlign

March 1, 2020

Launched in January 2020, the homeAlign platform ensures consistent service delivery for our customers. It automates the business processes associated with community-based care, such as network development and adequacy, referral management, service documentation, claims management, and reporting. 

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healthAlign Completes Spinout from Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. 

March 1, 2020

“New year. New Decade. New Business!  We are very excited to introduce healthAlign, focused on coordinating fulfillment across the last mile of community-based care.  Many thanks to all our friends at Maxim for helping to get healthAlign on its feet and to all those who have helped along the way.  More to come…”  andy friedell, founder and ceo

New Program at University of Maryland St Joseph's Medical Center Shows Effectiveness in Curbing Readmissions

December 31, 2019

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"Investing in social determinants of health holds potential to provide ROI in the form of fewer readmissions-based penalties."

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Home Health Partnership Cuts Re-Hospitalization in Half; Reduces Spend by 35%

February 26, 2019

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“You get one picture of a patient when you see them in the hospital, but when you get into the home is really when you see several layers of other dynamics that are also in play,” Andy Friedell, SVP of strategic solutions for Maxim, told Home Health Care News. “A lot of time those are the nonclinical barriers that keep people from following their care plan, and that’s kind of what [this] community health program is focusing a lot of time on.”

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New Data Shows Community Health Workers Significantly Reduce Hospital Readmissions and Spending

February 14, 2019

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“You get one picture of a patient when you see them in the hospital, but when you get into the home is really when you see several layers of other dynamics that are also in play,” Andy Friedell, SVP of strategic solutions for Maxim, told Home Health Care News. “A lot of time those are the nonclinical barriers that keep people from following their care plan, and that’s kind of what [this] community health program is focusing a lot of time on.”

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Using Community Health Workers to Reduce Readmission Rates

October 22, 2016

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“In May, about 10% of St Joseph's high-risk patients were readmitted within 30 days, compared with 25% when the hospital launched the program in February 2015 in partnership with … Maxim Healthcare.”

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