MedArrive, a home care management platform, partners with virtual cardiology player Heartbeat Health to deliver essential heart care services to underserved groups, particularly Medicaid beneficiaries. Heart disease is the primary cause of death in the US, affecting all genders, races, and ethnicities. However, accessing specialized treatment is often challenging for underserved populations, particularly in areas referred to as “cardiology deserts” – where residents may have to travel over 80 miles to reach the nearest cardiology clinic.
The importance of this partnership
This partnership is particularly crucial as the United States spends over $320 billion, equivalent to 15% of total health expenditure, on treating and managing cardiovascular disease. This condition affects more than 1 in 4 Medicaid beneficiaries, showing significantly higher rates compared to other populations*. Medicaid recipients also exhibit higher rates of common risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as hypertension and high cholesterol.
MedArrive, led by former Lyft and Uber executive Dan Trigub, launched in 2020 with an innovative approach to home health. The platform offers in-home healthcare services and diagnostics through their platform. They collaborate with health plans, providers, and a network of trained professionals to provide white-labeled care management programs. Additionally, they address social care needs to ensure comprehensive care for patients.
MedArrive partners with Heartbeat Health to expand its services with virtual cardiology expertise.
Heartbeat Health operates using a virtual-first model that utilizes real-time clinical data and device connectivity. This model enables same-day diagnostic readings, tele-visits, and virtual care programs. The collaboration targets underserved populations in rural and urban areas with limited access to specialized care due to health disparities and social determinants of health.
This approach aims to engage underserved communities by overcoming barriers to accessing cardiology care. The partnership combines technology and compassion to provide accessible care to individuals on Medicaid and minimize the risk of heart disease.
Where it operates
MedArrive operates in 9 states in the US and partners with digital health and virtual care companies to provide specialized services. They have secured $8M in recent funding, bringing their total to over $40M. Heartbeat Health raised $28M and completed a recent $20M series B funding round.
Together, MedArrive and Heartbeat Health are working towards significant progress in bridging the cardiology care gap. They offer hope and improved health outcomes for vulnerable populations who face disparities in accessing critical healthcare services.
* According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation