At ChenMed, we see each day how value-based care leads to better outcomes for the seniors who visit our centers. As a full-risk Medicare Advantage provider, ChenMed provides our patients with more access to care, more convenience in accessing it, and more preventive services. For example, at ChenMed, our physicians have patient panel sizes that are less than one-fifth the size of the national average (450 vs. 2,300). This care leads to exceptional results, with ChenMed rates of emergency room visits 33.6 percent lower than the average among comparable Medicare beneficiaries.
Today, ChenMed, an innovative senior health care provider, announced that it will add a new board member and enter new markets in 2018, after a year of significant momentum in which the company opened new senior medical centers, added new patients, and expanded its Board of Directors. ChenMed is a full-risk Medicare Advantage provider operating more than 40 practices across 10 markets in six states.
Recently, Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, visited the JenCare Senior Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, to learn more about how we provide outstanding care through Medicare Advantage. She toured the facilities and spent time with ChenMed doctors, including our CEO Dr. Chris Chen.
The Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), a coalition of experts and organizations that support Medicare Advantage based in Washington, D.C., recently traveled to ChenMed’s Hallandale Beach center to learn more about the ChenMed model of care. ChenMed Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gordon Chen and ChenMed South Florida Market President Jason Barker welcomed BMA President Allyson Schwartz, a former U.S. Congresswoman, and BMA Senior Policy Associate Amanda Hurley.