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Three healthcare organizations are merging with a goal of delivering value-based healthcare models to senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities across the country.

Elite Patient Care, which provides clinical services in 12 states; Provider Health Services, which provides geriatric care nationwide; and AllyAlign Health, which helps providers run Medicare Advantage plans, are joining forces to create Curana Health to provide onsite and virtual care for residents.

The combined Curana Health system spans 26 states and more than 1,000 senior living communities and skilled nursing facility partners — 70% of those partners are in skilled nursing, with the rest including independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement / life plan communities.

The Curana Health organization includes Curana Health Medical Group; AllyAlign Health, which operates Medicare Advantage health plans; and the Curana Health accountable care organization. 

The medical group includes more than 400 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing primary care, post-acute care and other clinical services. 

The Medicare Advantage health plan division will continue to operate under the AllyAlign Health name. According to AllyAlign, over the past eight years, those plans saw a 37% reduction in total hospital admissions among Medicare Advantage Institutional Special Needs Plan, or I-SNP, members and a 96% satisfaction rate with clinical services. 

The Curana Health ACO is a value-based care program for original Medicare beneficiaries. 

AllyAlign already is part of the Medicare Advantage plans that several long-term care operators offer to their residents. The Perennial Consortium, for instance, includes AllyAlign, Juniper Communities, Christian Living Communities and Ohio Living. Additionally, AllyAlign Health also partnered with LeadingAge California to offer access to Align Senior Care Medicare Advantage plans.