Uber Health partners with California health plan: 3 things to know

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Alignment Healthcare, a Medicare Advantage insurance company in Orange, Calif., partnered with Uber Health to provide nonemergency medical transportation options for its plan members, according to a Dec. 3 news release.

Three things to know:

1. Alignment will begin using Uber Health's dashboard to schedule nonemergency pickup and drop-off services to plan-approved locations for members in select areas of California early next year.

2. The Uber Health partnership is part of Alignment's Access On-Demand Concierge program, which is available to plan members and offers services including 24/7 access to a physician by phone or video.

"Transportation is a key social determinant of health that affects access to care – with Uber Health, we are bolstering the options we provide our members to ensure they never have to miss an appointment or delay care due to lack of transportation," said Dawn Maroney, consumer president at Alignment Healthcare, according to the news release.

3. Uber launched Uber Health in 2018 to deliver nonemergency medical transportation to healthcare organizations. Uber's platform is HIPAA compliant, according to the news release.

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