Home-Focused Primary Care Startup Patina Health Raises $57M


Patina Well being – a main care startup targeted on delivering care within the dwelling – introduced a Collection A funding spherical of $57 million early Tuesday.

The corporate got here out of stealth with the announcement, detailing its plans in addition to its lead buyers: Andreessen Horowitz and GV, the latter of which is Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOGL) enterprise capital arm. Different buyers within the seed and Collection A rounds included F-Prime, Rock Springs Capital and Viking World Buyers.

“The house is the frontier for the place well being care goes, in my view,” Jack Stoddard, the CEO of Patina Well being, informed Residence Well being Care Information.

Stoddard is a well being care veteran, most lately serving in govt roles at each Eden Well being and Haven.

The imaginative and prescient for Patina took place after he and Dr. Neil Patel – the corporate’s chief well being officer – watched their mother and father wrestle to seek out becoming care as they aged.

“The well being care system is just not working for them, we already know it’s too difficult and fragmented,” Stoddard mentioned. “However notably, older adults who’ve a rising set of wants are sometimes feeling marginalized. We noticed this with our personal mother and father, and determined to do one thing about it. We’ve used the analysis we’ve performed to reinvent main care from the attitude of older adults, backwards. That new mannequin of care is one which could be very relationship centered.”

Primarily based in Philadelphia, the corporate’s mannequin relies round “Patina Care Expertise” groups, that are led by main care physicians, but additionally embrace well being “champions,” behavioral well being and persistent situation specialists, pharmacists and geriatricians, amongst others.

Patina will formally launch with not less than one unnamed Medicare Benefit (MA) plan in early 2022. One in all its main objectives is to make a main care mannequin based mostly on worth, and never a fee-for-service system.

Foundational analysis was performed by means of anecdotal conversations with older adults and through a examine performed by Deft Analysis.

That examine surveyed almost 1,000 older adults and caregivers. Of these respondents, 65% discovered Patina’s mannequin interesting, whereas 80% of caregivers did. What they discovered most interesting was the idea of getting a main care staff tailor-made to their well being and wellness wants and the thought of care being delivered of their houses, amongst different components.

“Most well being care has a fee-for-service manufacturing mannequin; we’re flipping that and popping out to be value-based natively,” Stoddard mentioned. “We’re designed to take and handle threat, and to be accountable for offering the form of outcomes that result in higher satisfaction and higher high quality. And if we try this successfully, it’ll be at a decrease whole value of care.”

The mannequin shall be enabled by a expertise and analytics platform that’s constructed to help older adults particularly. It’s going to additionally embrace a cell utility to facilitate info, together with from digital visits, which may even be a big a part of the sufferers’ care plans.

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“I feel we each had that intuition, that this [could work in the home],” Patel informed HHCN. “However then the analysis validated it. … Folks have kind of realized that there’s a threat to going into the clinics, or that it’s not essentially a secure or welcoming place.”

The corporate has not but introduced the MA plans that it has contracted with, or its preliminary service markets, however Stoddard and Patel each mentioned that curiosity has been excessive.

“As we come to market, we’re discovering a really sturdy response from MA plans who’re in search of methods to deliver that kind of very customized, fashionable main care to their membership,” Stoddard mentioned. “We’re going to be coming to market in early 2022 with an MA plan in a significant metro space. And I simply assume these plans see this as the long run.”

Patina Well being is the second home-based care funding for each Andreessen Horowitz and GV in October. Each are backers of Sprinter Well being, which introduced a $33 million Collection A on Oct. 13.

“At a macro stage, we’ve a giant perception that the supply of care within the dwelling will incorporate itself into the material of an increasing number of care fashions over time,” Andreessen Horowitz Basic Accomplice Julie Yoo informed HHCN on the time.