New partnerships provide Wake County seniors with access to region's largest health systems

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 30, 2017 – Alignment Healthcare has added WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Duke Health to its provider network serving Medicare beneficiaries, improving access to affordable care for seniors living in Wake County.

In 2018, qualified Wake County residents who enroll in either Humana HMO or FirstMedicare Direct HMO Medicare Advantage products will have more health care options with Alignment Healthcare and its expanded network of physicians and hospitals. Members of those Medicare Advantage plans will continue to have access to providers within the University of North Carolina (UNC) HealthCare system.

With the addition of WakeMed and Duke Health, members of these Alignment-affiliated Medicare Advantage plans will be able to seek in-network care from the county’s three major health systems. Enrollment in these plans also gives members exclusive, personalized access to Alignment Healthcare services, including care coordination, chronic disease management and Alignment Healthcare Centers specially designed for seniors to offer care where and when members need it. 

“The opportunity to increase access to best-in-class patient care exemplifies our unwavering focus on senior health and those who need care the most,” said Scott Reid, Alignment Healthcare North Carolina market president.

The hospital systems will join Alignment’s network on January 1, 2018. Medicare Advantage plans are for individuals 65 years of age and older as well as individuals with certain disabilities. Every year, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their health plan selection from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 for benefits that begin on Jan. 1 of the following year. Learn more about what Alignment Healthcare offers in North Carolina at

About Alignment Healthcare

Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. With offices and care centers across the country, Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers HMO plan options to California residents through the Alignment Health Plan, and partners with select health plans in North Carolina and Florida to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit

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