These clinical and concierge teams will act as one unit, sharing data across the continuum of care to ensure that the patient’s health and wellness needs are proactively met and unnecessary hospitalizations are reduced. Members will also have free, 24/7 access to telemedicine.
June 29, 2017 | By Karen Appold
On June 15 Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health announced that they will offer co-branded health insurance plans to consumers in northeast Ohio, marking Oscar Health’s expansion into Ohio and Cleveland Clinic’s first entrée into the health insurance market with a product bearing its name. Pending regulatory approvals, consumers in five northeast Ohio counties—Cuyahoga, Summit, Lorain, Medina, and Lake—will be able to purchase Cleveland Clinic/Oscar individual health plans. It is anticipated that they will be sold on the Ohio health insurance exchange as well as off the exchange, with coverage beginning January 1, 2018. According to Steve Glass, Cleveland Clinic’s chief financial officer, the plans will break down the complexities between providers and insurers, allowing patients to easily navigate the healthcare and health insurance systems, get the highest quality care at a reasonable price, and improve their overall health.