Curana Health Formed to Drive Value-Based Care in Senior Living

May 11, 2022
New organization brings together a medical group, an operator of Medicare Advantage health plans, and an accountable care organization

Three organizations that provide healthcare services to senior living communities – Elite Patient Care, Provider Health Services, and AllyAlign Health – have joined forces to form Austin, Texas-based Curana Health to drive the growth of value-based healthcare models in senior living communities.

The combined Curana Health organization spans 26 states and more than 1,000 senior living community partners. The organization includes a medical group (Curana Health Medical Group), an operator of Medicare Advantage health plans (AllyAlign Health), and an accountable care organization (Curana Health ACO).

The Curana Health Medical Group is comprised of more than 400 physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants that provide primary care, post-acute care and other clinical services in senior living communities, including skilled nursing facilities, life plan communities, assisted living facilities, and memory care facilities.

Curana Health Medical Group’s clinical model brings greater fulfillment to clinicians, better outcomes for patients, and seamless communication with families and facility staff,” said Antonio Gamboa, M.D., president of the Curana Health Medical Group, in a statement. “We are uniquely well-positioned to drive the success of value-based-care programs in senior living communities and look forward to continued rapid growth.”

The Medicare Advantage health plan division of Curana Health will continue to operate under the AllyAlign Health name. The company said AllyAlign-supported health plans have demonstrated impressive results over the last eight years, including a 37 percent reduction in total hospital admissions among Medicare Advantage ISNP members

“Curana Health offers senior living communities a comprehensive set of capabilities to succeed in value-based care,” said CEO Mark Price, in a statement. “We have a proven track-record of improving the health outcomes and satisfaction of senior living residents while also supporting better business outcomes for senior living communities.”

The Curana Health ACO is a value-based-care program for original Medicare beneficiaries. “We want to enable the benefits of value-based-care and population health programs for as many residents as possible in the communities with whom we partner, so it’s critical we have solutions for Medicare Advantage, original Medicare, and Medicaid beneficiaries,” Price added.

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