Team-based health care group that serves Medicare patients from a wide range of health plans to open 26 new centers in 2022 focused on underserved seniors
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2022--
Already the nation’s largest provider of senior-focused primary care, CenterWell Senior Primary Care will continue its rapid growth in 2022, with plans to expand into new markets including the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, Phoenix, Louisville, Nashville, and Charlotte.
The expansion, which begins later this year and will carry over into early 2023, will mark CenterWell’s first ventures into Arizona, Kentucky and Tennessee. A total of 26 centers are planned in this latest round of expansion.
“The senior-focused care we provide enables our physicians to spend more time with each patient. This personalized approach improves our patients’ lives and wellbeing, and is driving demand for growth in new centers across the U.S.,” said Reneé Buckingham, President of Humana’s Primary Care Organization (PCO) which operates both CenterWell and Conviva Care Centers.
The PCO, including CenterWell and Conviva, is the largest provider of senior-focused primary care in the country. Across the two brands, the PCO operates approximately 200 centers across nine states, and expects to grow to 240-260 centers by the end of 2022. Many of these new centers bring much-needed primary care to previously underserved areas.
Operating under a comprehensive, integrated, value-based care model, CenterWell centers are staffed by board-certified physicians and care teams who have been specially trained to treat the senior population. Physicians spend more time with their patients – usually around 40 minutes, compared to 10 to 15 minutes in many practices – and care teams create personalized care plans designed to help patients achieve their best possible health. This includes helping patients with social, behavioral and financial needs.
The Primary Care Organization of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), delivers care to approximately 300,000 patients from many different Medicare Advantage health plans, as well as some patients who have Original Medicare, and others in managed Medicaid plans. The centers currently operate in nine states – Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas – and will expand to 12 with the new markets announced today.
“We’re excited about everything we have planned for this year because it means we’ll be able to serve far more seniors with care that is designed just for them,” said Vivek Garg, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for CenterWell Senior Primary Care and Conviva Care Solutions. “As we continue dealing with the COVID pandemic, we’ve been able to keep delivering care safely to our patients – who appreciate seeing how careful we are to ensure their safety when they visit our facilities.”
About CenterWell Senior Primary Care
CenterWell Senior Primary Care is a primary care medical group practice with centers open in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. CenterWell Senior Primary Care has a strong emphasis on senior-focused primary care for members of Medicare Advantage health plans and Original Medicare beneficiaries and is committed to providing personalized, high-quality primary care combined with an excellent patient experience. CenterWell Senior Primary Care has experience in both the treatment and management of most chronic and acute-care conditions. The practices also provide health education and value-added, well-being services at the centers and around their neighborhoods to help both patients and community members improve their health. Learn more at CenterWell Senior Primary Care.
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Cary B. Willis
Humana Corporate Communications
Source: Humana Inc.