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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 241| Papa, Sword, Trevueta, Trusted Health, Ieso, and Talkspace

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I talk about fundraising efforts this past week, as well as leadership issues within Talkspace. Papa raises 150 million dollars, bringing their total to 240 million. Sword raises 189 million dollars, with a secondary of 26 million dollars, bringing their total to 320 million dollars. Trevueta …

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In-Home Companionship Company Papa Raises $150M, Reaches Unicorn Status

Papa, the company that provides in-home companionship services for older adults and their families, has reached unicorn status. The Miami-based aging services startup announced a $150 million Series D round on Thursday, bringing its total funding to $240 million since its 2017 founding. Led by founder and CEO Andrew Parker, Papa now has a valuation …

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Anthem MA Plans to Offer New In-Home Support Benefit in 2022

Newer supplemental benefits like access to in-home support services or a personal care helper have helped Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) attract and retain Medicare Advantage (MA) members over the past couple of years. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that the Indianapolis-based Anthem and a number of its affiliated health plans are adding on to their …

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Papa Partners with Milliman’s HealthIO to Create More Touch Points in the Home for Seniors

The senior companionship company Papa has made another partnership that will accelerate its impact on seniors aging in place across the country. Milliman Inc. — a global consulting and actuarial firm — and Papa are teaming up to provide hands-on help to Milliman’s HealthIO program members. HealthIO is a mobile platform that helps seniors with …

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‘We’re Essentially Moving Toward Value-Based Care’: Companionship Startup Papa Raises $60M

Within the past year, in-home companionship startup Papa has set up shop in all 50 states, launched a new virtual health offering and expanded its relationships with payer partners. Papa is in the spotlight once again, with its latest announcement being a $60 million Series C funding round led by Tiger Global Management. The Miami-based …

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Top Home Care Trends for 2021

Despite continued staffing challenges, home care is on the rise. Several emerging trends will define that ascent in the year ahead. Some of those trends will revolve around home care’s role in new care delivery models designed to treat higher-acuity patients. Others will have to do with shifts in the home care market itself and …

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Papa Expands to All 50 States in Just 4 Years

Last month, the increasingly popular “family-on-demand” startup Papa said its goal was to be available in all 50 states by January 2021. The company has officially checked that new year’s resolution off of its list Founded in 2017, Miami-based Papa is a membership-based platform that mostly connects college students — or “Papa Pals” — and …

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Papa Steps into the Virtual Care Arena with Launch of ‘Papa Health’

Papa Inc. — the rapidly growing company that originally launched as a “grandkids-on-demand” platform to help curb senior isolation and loneliness — announced Tuesday it is rolling out a new virtual care platform known as “Papa Health.” The news marks the latest development for the Comcast Ventures-backed startup. Currently, Miami-based Papa is a membership-based platform …

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Tomorrow Health, Papa Expand Offerings to Address Growing Cracks in Health Care

In-home care startups looking to address cracks in the health care system have seen those cracks — as well as their businesses — grow larger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Papa, an on-demand companionship service company, set out to address a loneliness epidemic when it launched in 2018. Today, quarantines and infection fears have created an …

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How Home-Based Care Businesses Are Combating the Worsening ‘Senior Loneliness Epidemic’

Holidays will look a lot different this year. In fact, half of seniors over the age of 70 don’t even plan to see family for Thanksgiving, according to a recent survey conducted by Aloe Care Health. With more families staying apart, home-based care providers are gearing up to make seniors feel as comfortable and connected …

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Humana Accelerates Value-Based Care Strategy with Home Health Providers, Others

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) continues to shift its operations toward value-based care payment models, both with internal service lines and with external provider partnerships. The Louisville, Kentucky-based insurance giant is also doubling down on social determinants of health at the same time. Those are just a couple key takeaways from a Tuesday conference call with …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 154 | Health Tech Rounds, Socialized Medicine, & the ACA

On Episode 154 of Health in 2 Point 00, follow @barkyboy (a dog wearing a Health in 2 Point 00 shirt!) on Twitter! Jess also asks me about Papa getting $18M in a Series B for their matching platform for college students, Optimize.health raising $15.6M in a Series A for their RPM platform, Joint Academy …

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