Local physicians honored with MDwise Service Excellence Award

12/8/2009
 

INDIANAPOLIS – The following primary medical providers were recently honored with a Care Select Primary Medical Provider (PMP) Service Excellence Award from MDwise Inc. – a statewide managed health care organization. These MDwise providers received the award for going above and beyond to deliver superior health care service to patients who are members of the MDwise Indiana Care Select health coverage plan. Indiana Care Select was created by the state of Indiana to serve individuals who are elderly, have visual impairments or have other disabilities.
 
     Dr. L.T. Gates
Arlington Eastside Medical Center: 2920 N. Arlington Ave, Ste. B, Indianapolis, IN 46218
     Dr. Klaus Hilgarth
     Indiana University Medical Group: 1002 Wishard Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
     Dr. Clarence Thomas
     Clarence H. Thomas M.D., Inc.: 6021 Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46221
 
“We rely on our close relationships with providers to ensure that we’re delivering the best possible health care to our members,” said Katherine Wentworth, chief operating officer of MDwise. “The Service Excellence Award recognizes the providers in our Care Select network who are attentive to patient needs, speedy in their delivery of services and committed to advancing MDwise’s mission to provide high-quality care.”
 
The Care Select program provides a variety of health care services for members, including routine checkups, prescription drug coverage, behavioral/mental health services, school-based health services, transportation to and from doctor visits, dental and vision care, surgeries, emergency care and more. In addition, MDwise offers a variety of special programs to enhance each member’s health care plan, including SMOKEfree, a program to help members quit tobacco use, and WEIGHTwise to help members reach and maintain a healthy weight, as well as programs to help members make better choices for their children’s health.
 
For more information about the Indiana Care Select plan, please contact MDwise toll free at (866) 440-2449 for 24-hour customer service in English, Spanish and other languages. To learn more about MDwise, visit MDwise.org.


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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
 
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit MDwise.org.