What You Should Know:
– MedArrive today announced its collaboration with Ouma, one of the most mission-driven maternal health companies in the nation, which has the largest DTC network of maternal-fetal medicine providers (and other care specialists).
– The collaboration aims to improve the health of pregnant women and their newborns, especially those at high risk, by adding a vital service to MedArrive’s growing ecosystem of specialty care providers that managed Medicaid health plans can leverage for members in their homes.
– The two companies have aligned on value-based arrangements with shared cost savings. By reducing complications, they can reduce unnecessary readmissions and lower overall spend on pregnancies.
The MedArrive care management solution is a white-labeled program that connects pre-identified health plan members with MedArrive’s field provider network of highly trained and skilled paramedics, EMTs and other healthcare professionals. These field providers visit the homes of enrolled members on behalf of their plan, providing a mix of in-home healthcare services, diagnostics, health assessments and other preventive health measures – while also addressing social care needs like transportation, mobility or nutrition assistance.
How MedArrive Works with Ouma
A MedArrive field provider goes into a patient’s home and when it is known in advance that the patient is pregnant, they set up an appointment with an Ouma provider (as close to on-demand as possible) so that the patient can either talk to someone from Ouma while the MedArrive field provider is there or the field provider can explain to the patient how to access Ouma after the visit.
Ouma’s team includes: Maternal Fetal Medicine Physicians, Certified Nurse Midwives, Behavioral Health Specialists, Perinatal Nurse Navigators, and Lactation Consultants. All the specialists needed to deliver total care to families before, during, and after pregnancy.
Available nationwide to its health plan partners, Ouma’s service utilizes simple SMS messaging for patient to reach them in between appointments, and a single link for video visits that opens on any device/browser, works with as little bandwidth as 3G signal (no broadband required), and has integrated live interpreters (if needed) on the same video feed as the clinical team.