It’s difficult for Digital Health startups to find alignment between their innovations and the complex business realities of healthcare. That is why this show exists. We discuss it in nearly every episode.
Today’s guest has a novel approach to solving that alignment problem. Alex Yarijanian and the team at CareNodes have decided to build their ideal customer. That’s right. CareNodes is an MSO and accelerator of sorts. They find promising digital health innovations and then build a market for them. They’ll start a medical practice, put their own clinicians in it, negotiate contracts with health plans, align it with NCQA certifications, and more. All of this is done to ensure that the digital health innovation has the ideal landing place and is put in the best possible position to succeed.
This one is unique. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Alex Yarijanian is the CEO and Founder of Carenodes, a healthcare technology company focused on simplifying administrative processes via automation and digitization sciences. As a healthcare administrator, Alex has led teams across various markets and organizations – including outpatient, acute, post-acute, and health plan settings.
Alex served as the head of Managed Care for a chain of 28 ambulatory care centers. He was the regional manager responsible for leading value-based payment transitions for 14 hospitals and over 50 skilled nursing facilities. He led contracting negotiations and network management for Medicare Advantage and Commercial markets.
CareNodes is a self-funded/self-sustaining Digital Health MSO providing 24/7 Care delivery with a focus on access equity, parity, diverse provider network with on-demand services including digital therapeutics. The value proposition is really solving network workforce challenges. Services include hospital and home acute care, remote monitoring, and administration.
CareNodes has 134 contracted providers with 300+ providers downstream within the provider network. It’s a digital solution that has traditionally been SaaS or direct-to-consumer process for contracting. They use their network to help contracted and credentialed NCQA providers startups have a full suite of services available.
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