CareCentrix and Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. to Provide Home Care Services for Millions of New Jersey Members

CareCentrix, involved with managing patient care to the home, announces that it has entered into a 5-year agreement with Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurance company, to provide Homecare Benefit Management services. The agreement demonstrates the future of home-based transitional care and the central role CareCentrix plays in helping to control the unsustainable rise in healthcare costs. CareCentrix covers 23 million patients nationwide and has a national network of almost 8,000 credentialed homecare provider locations.

Under the terms of the agreement, CareCentrix will provide for the management of Horizon’s Care@Home program, delivering home health services, including durable medical equipment, home infusion management services and traditional home health to its more than 3.7 million members.

“Our agreement with Horizon is yet another confirmation of how home and community-based solutions are more relevant in helping lower the unsustainable rise in healthcare costs,” said CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll. “CareCentrix has the proven ability to provide consistent and reliable services to assist high-risk and chronic disease patients transition successfully from the hospital to the home, getting the care they need, when they need it, for the right cost. In entering this agreement, Horizon has confirmed its confidence in CareCentrix and our track record of being able to deliver on the promise of home health.”

“Horizon’s Care@Home program is focused on providing our members with the best home care services, and CareCentrix, as a leader in home health care, will assist us in managing our members’ home care services effectively and efficiently,” said Jim Albano, Vice President of Network Management and Horizon Healthcare Innovations at Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.

The starting date of the new Horizon Care@Home program as described is subject to the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance’s review of the management services agreement between the parties.

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