Premier Health partners with Agilon Health to improve health outcomes for seniors

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Premier Health is partnering with health care tech company Agilon Health, Inc. to improve health outcomes for seniors with resources like new technology and care navigators.

Through the partnership, Premier Health aims to enhance the experience for patients and providers under this new care model beginning in 2024.

“At Premier Health, we know that we have a far greater impact when we partner with organizations that share our commitment to providing high quality, cost-competitive health care,” said Michael Riordan, president and chief executive officer, Premier Health. “I am confident that our partnership with Agilon Health will support Premier Health’s mission to improve the health of our communities and will arm our primary care physicians with a new model of care to better serve senior patients across Southwest Ohio.”

Premier Health is a non-profit health care system with five hospitals and more than 100 locations across seven counties. Agilon health offers resources to physician partners to practice value-based care through its Total Care Model.

The Total Care Model will help Premier doctors provide a holistic approach to Medicare Advantage patients, giving them “an enhanced total system of care,” said Diane Pleiman, president of Premier Physician Network.

“It’s really all around the value and the quality of the care that’s provided,” Pleiman said.

Agilon provides technology, people, capital, process, and access to a peer network of more than 2,700 primary care physicians. One of the benefits of the partnership will be additional care managers to help patients navigate the health system between appointments, she said.

“It’s bringing the people, the technology, and the processes all together,” Pleiman said.

Agilon’s tech platform connects multiple payors, patients, and physicians into a single platform to create a single experience for patients and physicians. Physicians also experience data integration and clinical programs through Agilon’s platform. Patients also spend more time in wellness visits and less time in the hospital, Agilon said.

“Our newly formed partnership with Premier Health underscores our collective commitment to improving patient outcomes and the health of our communities,” said Steve Sell, chief executive officer, Agilon Health. “Through our proven partnership model, Agilon looks forward to accelerating Premier Health’s transition to a Total Care Model for their Medicare Advantage patients and primary care providers.”

The launch of the partnership will happen in 2024, but they are currently doing prep work together. They’re planning on this being a long-term partnership.

“We’re actively engaged with Agilon,” Pleiman said.

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