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ActiveHealth awarded Direct Contracting Entity by CMS

November 2020

Serious illnesses take a toll on patients, their families and caregivers. It’s a confusing and emotional time, often involves navigating multiple providers and results in higher health care utilization and costs. It creates challenges for families, caregivers and providers too. High-need patients with serious chronic illnesses such as heart failure, cancer, or end-stage kidney disease require time and resources to manage.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced new value-based payment models to address some of these challenges. They recently awarded Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) to a select group of organizations focused exclusively on serving high-need Medicare beneficiaries.

ActiveHealth is proud to have been awarded a Direct Contracting Entity (DCE) to serve high-need patients and their families. During the first performance year, we’ll be collaborating with hospice, palliative care and home-based primary care providers in Florida, New York and Illinois. View the DCE Provider Partners

The Direct Contracting program for high-need Medicare beneficiaries will offer the following enhanced services:

  • Advocacy-driven care coordination
  • Help from a specialized interdisciplinary team
  • Health education and care planning support
  • 24/7 support for patients, families and caregivers
  • Referrals to community resources

About: ActiveHealth is a payor-agnostic care management and well-being solutions provider with over 20 years of experience and 20 million+ lives under management. ActiveHealth specializes in engaging and advocating for disengaged, vulnerable members who often have multiple medical, behavioral and social challenges. As a result, ActiveHealth is uniquely positioned to meaningfully improve health outcomes and costs.

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Return to care. A message from Dr. Jonathan Rubens, Chief Medical Officer

Return to care. A message from Dr. Jonathan Rubens, Chief Medical Officer

The vacation season is over – which means it’s time to go back to work, back to school and back to care. When the pandemic first hit, we locked down and stayed safe at home. Many of us delayed or cancelled needed health care. Read a message from ActiveHealth Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jonathan Rubens about taking care of ourselves as we switch gears into the fall season.

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Maximizing serious illness support through intensive care management

Maximizing serious illness support through intensive care management

Patients with complex and serious illness require more intense specialized care. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is working to lower costs for these patients while improving care quality.

CMMI is creating opportunities for alternative payment models to care for individuals with Serious Illness through Primary Care First and Direct Contracting. This is an opportunity for you to add new revenue streams with potential for quality-based bonuses. ActiveHealth Management can make it simple for you to participate.

Let’s work together to:

  • Improve the health care experience for your patients
  • Reduce financial risk while improving quality of care
  • Maximize your revenue with a care management partner with proven outcomes

Contact us at 855-217-9301 to learn more about our Serious Illness program.


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How to create a sustainable wellness program

How to create a sustainable wellness program

Successful wellness programs keep people at the center. In our guide, you’ll learn how data can cut through one size fits all health programs to drive personalized wellness experiences. This person-centric approach can help reduce costs, boost workforce productivity and create a healthier culture overall. Learn how to build a successful wellness program, and track your success using our 7 key metrics. Get started today.

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Helpful tips from ActiveHealth coaches for when you’re staying safe at home

Many of us are experiencing big changes in our daily lives right now. In times of change, sometimes it helps to have a little support. We asked three of our health coaches to film themselves at home. They share well-being tips that they recommend every day.

Watch these videos to see what the coaches have to say about:

Managing stress and anxiety
Being active at home
Eating healthy at home
Coping with quarantine

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Health and well-being tips for when you need to stay home

When our minds are consumed by current events, it can impact our health and well-being. Here are some tips and ways to stay physically and mentally active while at home.

ActiveHealth offers health tips on the follow topics:

Tips for taking care of stress
Nutrition tips
Tips for staying active
Tips for getting good sleep

Follow us on LinkedIn for more health and well-being tips.

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At the 2017 Fitbit Captivate conference in San Francisco and New York, Ken Resnicow, PhD, a leading researcher in health behavior and motivation, delivers a keynote presentation on how recent advances in behavioral science can help motivate healthy behaviors across a diverse employee population.

Find out more!

Webinar: Beyond Engagement Webinar: The Case for Effective Behavior Change Strategies in eHealth 

Watch here!


Population Health Management: Payers & Providers

In a new article published by Payers and Providers, Shawn Moore discusses the importance of health data analytics and program design, particularly around the use of incentives, as part of effective population health management. Check out the full article, “Population Health Meets Tracking: Payers Have an Opportunity through Tech, Analytics,” here:


Culture of Health: Assessing Strength and Commitment for Success

The concept of a “culture of health” as a key pillar of employer or health plan wellness programs isn’t new. What is new is the pressure facing organizations to help groom their members for a successful transition into the realm of “educated health care consumers” while still focused on the ever-present need to engage employees and reduce health care costs.

The rise of the health care consumer has been well-documented, but we also know there is a significant lag in the general population that has, up until recently, been largely shielded from the realities of taking more responsibility for their health, their care and the accompanying costs.

Much like the shift from pensions to 401(k)s in the world of employee retirement planning, the shift of responsibility from the plan sponsor to the member is driving major changes in how all stakeholders interact with their benefits and each other. And the continuous steady rise of health care costs continues to be a challenge for all stakeholders.

With so much change happening across health care benefits, the time to assess organizational cultures of health and determine opportunities to strengthen and grow programs is now. Our health and wellness experts culled through industry research and best practices to put together a quick, online tool to jump start that process: the Health Activated Assessment. 

Get instant feedback and food-for-thought on your organization’s culture of health to start planning for future success.

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