UnitedHealthcare is launching a new home health program that aims to reduce the likelihood of poor outcomes after discharge from a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
Healthy at Home is specifically designed for UHC’s Medicare Advantage group retirement plans, the insurer said, and will allow employers and plan sponsors to cover a range of post-discharge services, including food and expenses. transport.
Through the program, members can access 28 home-delivered meals, two meals a day for two weeks after discharge, UnitedHealth said. In addition, they will benefit from a maximum of 12 one-way trips for care after their stay in hospital or retirement home.
Additionally, Healthy at Home would cover six hours of home nursing care after discharge, according to the announcement.
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Patients may face a number of risks on discharge that can worsen the results, including a significant potential for readmission.
“We are designing Healthy at Home to reduce unplanned hospital readmissions, improve the health of retirees and enhance their healthcare experience from the comfort of their home,” said Craig Condon, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Retiree Solutions, in a communicated. “We are delighted to offer our clients and their retirees a holistic health plan that is unmatched in the market.
The program will be available in qualifying plans from January 1, 2022, UnitedHealthcare said. The insurer said the offers will be available after each outing for members enrolled in the program.