Value-Based Healthcare Provider Company Cityblock Health Secures $192 Million

By Annie Baker ● Apr 18, 2021
  • Cityblock Health — a healthcare provider for Medicaid and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries — announced recently that it raised $192 million. These are the details.

Cityblock Health — a healthcare provider for Medicaid and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries — announced recently that it raised $192 million in Series C extension funding. And Cityblock will use the newly raised capital to accelerate deployment of its community and value-based care model nationwide, bringing needed transformation to the most vulnerable and underserved communities across the country.

New Cityblock investor Tiger Global led this funding round with participation from existing investors including Kinnevik AB, Maverick Ventures, General Catalyst, Wellington Management, Thrive Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Echo Health Ventures, 8VC, and AIMS Imprint of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. And the Series C extension brings Cityblock’s total fundraising since its founding in 2017 to about $500 million.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need for a radical transformation of community health. And to help drive equity right now when people need it most, Cityblock – which serves lower-income communities across New York in partnership with EmblemHealth – recently announced the opening of a new permanent COVID-19 vaccination site in collaboration with New York City and the Brooksville Company at Spring Creek Towers, an affordable housing development in Brooklyn, New York.

In just 4 years since its launch, Cityblock has achieved positive results with its comprehensive care model. Data from Cityblock’s first member cohort pointed to a 15% reduction in emergency room visits and a 20% reduction in in-patient hospital stays. And Cityblock sees around 70% member engagement compared to the health plan average of 5-7% member engagement and receives average NPS scores of over 85, compared to the provider average of 15. While delivering these outcomes, Cityblock is experiencing 3x year-over-year revenue growth.

KEY QUOTES:

“We’re incredibly proud and grateful that some of the world’s best and brightest healthcare minds have joined us. But more than anything, we’re excited for what this level of capital investment means for our member population. It’s clear that there is increased awareness of this massive problem of health inequity. We’re starting to see urgency from investors and industry leaders alike.”

— Iyah Romm, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Cityblock

“As one of the only value-based, comprehensive providers solving specifically for the Medicaid population, Cityblock is tackling a much needed and very ignored problem. We are thrilled to join the team working to revolutionize care for underserved populations.” 

— Scott Shleifer of Tiger Global