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SelectQuote’s Population Health and Home-Based Primary Care Provider Heal Announce Partnership for Patient Scheduling


OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SelectQuote, Inc. (NYSE: SLQT) announced today that home-based primary care provider Heal, Inc. has joined Population Health’s robust patient engagement model. This model showcases the solutions Population Health, which is currently leveraging SelectQuote’s strong relationships with Medicare customers, can provide for both the consumer and the provider. This expanded relationship provides tighter strategic alignment between the organizations while delivering a higher quality customer experience, ultimately promoting better health outcomes. Population Health’s patient engagement model focuses on expanded benefits awareness and education, real-time provider engagement scheduling and subsequent follow up conversations throughout the healthcare journey. This is a prime example of how Population Health is further extending and deepening the relationships that SelectQuote has with its core Medicare Advantage customers.

In the thousands of health risk assessments that have been completed to date by Population Health’s Customer Success Agents, over 30% of respondents said they feel value-based care and telemedicine are important needs for them, while almost 20% of consumers expressed the importance of receiving care in their home. This new partnership highlights how Population Health can assist Medicare Advantage customers with the healthcare needs they feel are most important to them by providing them with solutions to meet those needs, and deepens the existing relationship between Population Health and Heal.

“We started Population Health because as we were listening to our core Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplemental insurance customers, we gained some invaluable insight into the services they need most, like provider engagement scheduling. This partnership with Heal allows them to focus on providing great primary care to consumers and allows our Population Health team to focus on patient education, facilitation and engagement, while also reinforcing our core Medicare business by allowing us to assist customers in a variety of ways,” said Bob Grant, President of SelectQuote’s Senior Division. “Consumers will receive increased access to high touch care focused on quality and value. It’s a seamless and unique engagement experience that will result in healthier and happier patients.”

Through an expanded partnership, Heal and its current patients will have access to the entire Population Health ecosystem of providers and partners, with a focus on improving health outcomes while reducing overall cost of care. In particular, Population Health’s medication management pharmacy, SelectRx, helps value-based primary care providers manage value-based risk contracts through enhanced alignment and coordination between the pharmacist and care provider. This includes a focus on medication adherence, patient education, and above all, proactive patient engagement. SelectRx’s medication management model has achieved impressive outcomes with 95% medication adherence for patients taking diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol medications. Additionally, the performance has been recognized with a Five Star Pharmacy Rating on medication adherence and high-risk medication measures.

“This partnership emphasizes Heal’s commitment to providing better omni-modal care, centered around the home, that's sensitive to addressing our patients’ clinical needs as well as uniquely positioned to address their social determinants of health. At Heal, we are all here to make the biggest possible impact on improving the US Healthcare system,” said Scott Vertrees, CEO of Heal. “Healthcare expenditures for seniors are on average over three times higher than other age groups, and we have the greatest opportunity to impact healthcare outcomes and reduce healthcare costs within this community. Our unique care model puts us in the best position to treat serious disease, help patients avoid hospital visits, and reduce the cost of care.”

Population Health’s collaboration with Heal provides an option for seniors, who are seeking regular primary care or who may have multiple chronic conditions, to have a primary care physician visit them from the comfort of their own home. Consumers can have a Heal physician visit their home, or they can utilize the company’s digitally led solution. Through conversations with Population Health members, at least 41% have been to the emergency room (ER) at least once in the past 12 months. If they had been able to easily schedule an appointment with their primary care physician, many preventable, ambulatory sensitive ER visits could have been avoided.

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About SelectQuote:

Founded in 1985, SelectQuote (NYSE: SLQT) provides solutions that help consumers protect their most valuable assets: their families, health and property. SelectQuote pioneered the model of providing unbiased comparisons from multiple, highly-rated insurance companies allowing consumers to choose the policy and terms that best meet their unique needs. Two foundational pillars underpin the company’s success: a strong force of highly-trained and skilled agents who provide a consultative needs analysis for every consumer, and proprietary technology that sources and routes high-quality leads. SelectQuote has three core business lines: SelectQuote Senior, SelectQuote Life and SelectQuote Auto and Home. SelectQuote Senior, the largest and fastest-growing business, serves the needs of a demographic that sees 10,000 people turn 65 each day with a range of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans. In 2021, SelectQuote expanded their business with the addition of Population Health, a healthcare services company, and SelectRx, a specialty medication management pharmacy.

About Heal:

Heal is the leading provider of in-home primary care, using technology to re-humanize the practice of medicine and deliver better outcomes for patients. With over 250,000 patient visits to date, Heal offers omni-modal care comprised of doctor house calls, virtual telemedicine visits, and remote monitoring. Offered throughout Illinois, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, and Washington State, Heal believes in making healthcare a more personal experience by delivering care in the safety and comfort of a patient's home. Through an easy-to-use app, website, or patient support hotline, patients can organize a telemedicine or in-home visit with a highly-vetted, board-certified and licensed provider, 365 days a year. Note that Heal does not treat emergencies. Heal is in-network with Medicare and most major Medicare Advantage plans. Heal investors include Humana, former Qualcomm CEO and Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs (who is Heal’s Chairman of the Board), IRA Capital, Fidelity ContraFund, Jim Breyer, Lionel Richie, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and others. For more information, please visit Follow Heal on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

SelectQuote Media Contacts:
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SelectQuote, Inc.
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Matt Gunter
Communications and Investor Relations
SelectQuote, Inc.
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On behalf of Heal:
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Carinna Gano
Ph. 212.999.5585

Source: SelectQuote, Inc.