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Why is Signify Health calling me? The value of in-home health evaluations

By Team Signify on 8/9/22 12:45 PM

Taking a small step toward better health can be as simple as answering the phone. As part of our in-home health evaluation program, Signify Health partners with leading health plans to offer their plan members a no-cost visit by a licensed Signify Health clinician.

For example, a Medicare Advantage plan will identify members who might benefit most from an in-home visit. Once they are identified, Signify Health team members contact them to schedule an appointment.

These no-cost annual check-ins function as a supplement to a person’s annual primary care check-up and happen in the comfort of their home. According to a recent Signify Health survey, these in-home visits are well-received by the people we serve, with results showing:

Topics: Medicare Advantage Health Risk Evaluation Healthy aging IHE

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Addressing social determinants begins with data

By Marc Rothman, MD on 1/18/22 9:42 AM

New CMS rule supports standardization of data to better understand drivers of health

Topics: Medicare Advantage SDOH

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Time well spent: Up to one hour to better outcomes with an in-home health evaluation

By Marc Rothman, MD on 10/25/21 6:56 PM

Time has a special meaning in geriatrics, for both patients and the geriatricians like me that treat them. Older patients are focused on maintaining their function and independence so they can enjoy every day-week-month as happily and healthily as they can. Geriatricians know that to achieve those goals, we need time to connect with patients on both a personal and professional level. Doctors have traditionally been lucky to spend even 15 minutes with their patients — just enough time to cover the chief complaint and maybe some chronic disease basics. 

Topics: Medicare Advantage SDOH Value-based care Healthy aging