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Humana Home Care Model Coming to Virginia, North Carolina

Analysis  |  By Jasmyne Ray  
   June 10, 2022

The company hopes to hire approximately 220 people by the end of the year.

Humana has announced plans to bring its home care model, onehome, to Virginia.

Collaborating with existing home care providers in the market, onehome will oversee the coordination of in-home care services for Humana’s Medicare Advantage plan members in Virginia. Such services will include post-acute needs such as infusion care, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and durable medical equipment (DME) services.

“Humana’s acquisition of onehome in 2021 and expansion into Virginia this year further advances the company’s commitment to building our Home Solutions business and value-based offerings,” Andrew Agwunobi, M.D., MBA, and president of Humana’s Home Solutions business said in a statement.

There’s a “tremendous” need for a care model that provides quality, fully integrated care at home at a reduced cost, Agwunobi added. With onehome, there’s a singular point of accountability, considering the needs of patients, physicians, hospitals, and health plans for at-home care—which are usually delivered through a network of local providers.

As it arrives in Virginia, onehome’s model will first be utilized in Richmond, Roanoke, and Southern Virginia counties. Onehome should be available to coordinate home care services for Humana Advantage plan members throughout the state, as well as North Carolina; reaching more than half a million people, according to a press release from Human.

The expansion of onehome will also bring job opportunities to both Virginia and North Carolina, with Humana hoping to add approximately 220 employees by the end of the year. This will bring the company’s total employment in the region to more than  2,000.

Additional plans include onehome’s services being payer agnostic, with it accepting Medicare health insurance plans other than Humana in Virginia and North Carolina.

“onehome’s value-based approach relieves patients and physicians from the burden of dealing with multiple providers of home health services, including medication and equipment, which is the common experience for those currently navigating the extremely fragmented home health industry,” Ramon Falero, chief executive officer and co-founder of onehome, said in a statement. “There’s a tremendous benefit for seniors in receiving better coordinated home care services that improve their health and their quality of life.”

Humana expects 50% of its Medicare Advantage members to have access to onehome.

“Humana’s acquisition of onehome in 2021 and expansion into Virginia this year further advances the company’s commitment to building our Home Solutions business and value-based offerings. ”


KEY TAKEAWAYS

Humana's onehome home care model will streamline services for patients, creating one point of accountability among local providers and making it easier for patients to get service.

In expanding to Virginia and North Carolina, Humana hopes for 50% of its Medicare Advantage members to have access to onehome.


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