Oak Street Health, a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, opened its first Georgia center in Stone Mountain to expand access to more older adults.
“We are excited to expand access to our high-quality, value-based care to members of the greater Atlanta area community with the opening of our Stone Mountain center,” said Tammara Warren, Regional Vice President, Oak Street Health.“The majority of older adults we care for have two or more chronic conditions, making this kind of care so important. As our organization continues its mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be, we look forward to improving patient outcomes in Georgia and helping older adults live their healthiest lives.”
The center offers in-person or telehealth visits; a 24⁄7 patient support line; individualized, preventive care plans; and access to transportation to and from the center for eligible patients. Additional services include behavioral health care and social health support, and Medicare education classes.
Since its founding in 2012, Oak Street Health has driven an approximately 51 percent reduction in patient hospital admissions compared to Medicare benchmarks, a 42 percent reduction in 30-day readmission rates and a 51 percent reduction in emergency department visits. The center accepts multiple health plans, including traditional Medicare.