5 recent health programs, pilots launched by payers


From readmission reduction programs to chronic care pilots and at-home COVID-19 testing, here are five health programs payers have recently launched: 

1. Butler Hospital, a mental health hospital in Providence, R.I., partnered with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island on a program that aims to reduce hospital readmissions.

2. Humana is piloting a new care management program that focuses on coordinating care for some Medicare Advantage members who have chronic conditions.

3. Within its value-based Blue Premier initiative, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina launched a program focused on lowering costs and improving outcomes for kidney care.

4. WellCare, a subsidiary of Centene, is piloting an at-home COVID-19 and flu prevention program for its Medicare Advantage members. 

5. Chicago-based CommonSpirit and Blue Shield of California expanded a new billing program to 20 Dignity Health hospitals.

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