WASHINGTON, D.C. – Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation's leading health systems and physician organizations, today announced its relationship with Beacon Health, the population health member of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) that administers EMHS’ employee health plan.
“We are excited about working with Beacon Health to provide comprehensive claims and customer service support to power EMHS’ employee health plan,” said Evolent Health Chief Executive Officer Frank Williams. “EMHS and Beacon Health have a large footprint in Maine and are already improving the health and well-being of tens of thousands of the state’s residents. It’s exciting to be able to join them to enhance what they are doing and help execute this phase of their value-based care strategy.”
Evolent Health is providing health plan management services to support Beacon Health’s population health management technology and care delivery for more than 18,000 EMHS employees on the health plan. The relationship will initially focus on supporting health plan members and has the potential to grow as Beacon Health expands to support other employers in the state.
“We are excited to partner with Evolent Health, bringing together two organizations at the forefront of health care transformation,” said Michael Donohue, president of Beacon Health. “Evolent brings operational expertise in health plan administration and has unique experience in supporting value-based care. This will help as we continue to build a high-value network that will improve outcomes, costs and quality of life.”
Beacon Health is recognized as a leading Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the region and is one of 45 Medicare Next Generation ACOs in the country. It is the population health member of EMHS, which service area covers more than 1 million Maine residents. EMHS is a $1.5 billion health system with nine hospitals, eight integrated provider organizations, 39 primary care locations and 685 long-term care beds.
About Evolent Health
Evolent Health partners with leading provider organizations to achieve superior clinical and financial results in value-based care. With a provider heritage and over 20 years of health plan administration experience, Evolent operates in more than 30 U.S. health care markets, actively managing care across Medicare, Medicaid, commercial and self-funded adult and pediatric populations. With the experience to drive change, Evolent confidently stands by a commitment to achieve results. For more information, visit evolenthealth.com
About Beacon Health
Since becoming the population health member of EMHS in 2012, Beacon Health has grown into the largest ACO in Maine. Beacon Health helps support care for more than 110,000 people across Maine, consisting of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and those covered by commercial insurers, including 18,000 EMHS employees and dependents on the EMHS Health Plan. Beacon Health is participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Plan (MSSP).
EMHS is an integrated health delivery system serving the state of Maine. EMHS offers a broad range of services and providers, including: acute care, medical-surgical hospitals, a free-standing psychiatric hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice, and ground and air emergency transport. For more information, visit emhs.org