Indiana not-for-profit managed care organization receives Member of the Year award from Indiana Perinatal Network

3/11/2011
 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – March 11, 2011
MDwise – a statewide not-for-profit managed care organization serving the state's Medicaid population – was honored today with the "Member of the Year" award from the Indiana Perinatal Network (IPN). The award recognizes MDwise's collaboration with and financial support of IPN during the past four years. IPN presented the award to MDwise today at its statewide conference in Indianapolis.
 
MDwise collaborates with IPN on various initiatives and projects aimed at improving the health of Hoosier mothers and their babies. In a joint effort with the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, MDwise works with IPN to advance care coordination for prenatal patients, ensuring that expecting mothers are receiving streamlined, quality care.
 
"We are extremely honored to receive an award that reinforces our commitment to helping Hoosier moms and their babies stay healthy," said Charlotte MacBeth, CEO and president of MDwise. "We appreciate the opportunity to work with IPN toward this very important mission."
 
MDwise also works with IPN to provide resources and information to physicians. Most recently, MDwise assisted with an education training DVD distributed to physicians who work with pregnant women struggling with addictions.
 
"MDwise has worked tirelessly to improve and expand needed health services for our most vulnerable citizens throughout our state," said Larry Humbert, executive director of IPN. "They are most deserving of this award and the Indiana Perinatal Network is proud to have them as one of our strategic partners."
 
As an organization serving many mothers and children who are unable to afford traditional health coverage, MDwise implements various programs and services to help mothers, mothers-to-be and their babies live healthier lives. 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.