DETROIT, Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HAP and Oak Street Health are partnering to offer HAP Midwest MI Health Link members a new way to manage their health. At Oak Street Health centers, MI Health Link Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) beneficiaries will experience a more comfortable approach to geriatric healthcare that encourages personal engagement.
HAP Midwest MI Health Link members receive both Medicare and Michigan Medicaid health care services as part of MI Health Link, a program jointly run by the State of Michigan and the federal government to provide better health care for people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. HAP Midwest manages the health and well-being of these members with comprehensive primary care services to keep them healthy.
The partnership with Oak Street Health gives HAP Midwest MI Health Link members who live in Macomb and Wayne Counties access to a primary care center that specializes in managing all facets of well-being for older adults with complex medical needs. Through HAP Midwest, members also have access to home and community-based support and services to help them live independently.
"The new community-based model that Oak Street is offering gives our members the help and tools to ensure they're taking the best care of themselves," said Dr. Michael Genord, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for HAP and Chief Executive Officer of HAP Midwest Health Plan. "The comfortable environment will keep people coming back more often and will take the fear out of visiting the doctor."
Oak Street Health's community-based care model focuses on the overall value of health care for its patients. Its facilities feature more comprehensive services than a traditional doctor's office, with 24-hour access to a physician, flexible scheduling, more face time with doctors, transportation to office visits, community health/wellness events, state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated care team to coordinate all health needs.
"Oak Street is committed to rebuilding health care as it should be, showing how a new approach to primary care in communities that don't have ample access to care can remove barriers for adults on Medicare," said Oak Street Health CEO and co-founder Mike Pykosz. "We're excited to work with innovative organizations like Health Alliance Plan, whose vision strongly aligns with ours, which is providing measurably better health to communities."
Oak Street staff meet with patients three times as often compared to the time spent with patients in a standard doctor's office. The increased time with the patient establishes trust and inspires the patient to visit more often. This proven strategy has reduced Medicare hospitalizations in other Oak Street facilities by more than 40 percent.
About Oak Street Health
Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing, innovative company of community-based healthcare centers that provides higher quality health and wellness care that improves outcomes, manages medical costs, and provides an unmatched experience for adults on Medicare in medically underserved communities. By providing holistic, comprehensive, and integrated care right in our patients' communities, we can keep our patients healthy and then reinvest cost savings in further care for those same communities and others. Since 2013, Oak Street Health has brought its singular approach to tens of thousands of people in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan at 24 locations. Visit oakstreethealth.com to learn more.
About Health Alliance Plan
Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is a Michigan-based, nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to individuals and companies of all sizes. For nearly 60 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of the lives we touch. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Funded and Network Leasing. HAP excels in delivering award-winning preventive services, disease management and wellness programs, and personalized customer service. For more information, visit hap.org.
Editor's note: The address of each Michigan-based Oak Street Health care center is below.
- Jefferson Village at 11260 East Jefferson, Detroit 48214
- Rosedale Park at 18610 Fenkell Ave, Detroit 48223
- Hazel Park at 1142 East 9 Mile Road, Hazel Park 48030
- Southgate at 13667 Eureka Road, Southgate 48195
- Cherry Hill at 27155 Cherry Hill Road, Inkster 48141
SOURCE Health Alliance Plan (HAP)