The expansion was unveiled just over a week after Babylon, headquartered in London, announced three U.S.-based members to its C-suite.
Babylon Health, the U.K.-based health technology company, announced Thursday that it has expanded its value-based care model in California.
Babylon 360, the company's AI-powered value-based care platform, is being extended in the Golden State by a "multi-million dollar investment" from FirstChoice Medicare Group, a Fresno-based organization that services 50,000 Medicare Advantage and Medi-Cal members.
As part of the arrangement, Babylon will be connected with nearly 180 primary care providers and 1,000 specialists in the state. The company added that its digital-first offering will now reach nearly 120,000 covered lives.
The company made a similar deal to roll out services across 10 counties in southeast Missouri in mid-January.
Dr. Ali Parsa, CEO of Babylon, said in a statement that Babylon 360 aims to "create a holistic, easily accessible and affordable healthcare option that promotes prevention over the cure."
"We aim to bridge the gap between people and providers to create a seamless healthcare experience for all," Parsa said. "Therefore, we are honored to have the opportunity to partner with this pioneering network of members and doctors in Fresno, and aim to gradually introduce our Babylon 360 care model in California after the recent introduction of our end-to-end, digital-first services in Missouri."
The expansion was unveiled just over a week after Babylon, headquartered in London, announced three U.S.-based members will be added to its C-suite.
According to a company press release, Babylon is currently offering app-based services in New York, California, Missouri, Nevada, Iowa, and "building toward a 50-state network."
Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.
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