MDwise selected by FSSA as a contractor for new Hoosier Care Connect program

12/3/2014
 
INDIANAPOLIS–MDwise is one of three contractors selected by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to provide coordinated health care services for aged, blind and disabled Medicaid enrollees. An estimated 84,000 individuals will qualify for the Hoosier Care Connect program, which is expected to begin April 1, 2015.

According to FSSA, enrollees will include children and adults eligible for Medicaid on the basis of age (65+), blindness or disability, who are not also enrolled in Medicare, do not reside in an institutional setting and are not enrolled in a home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver.

MDwise has been serving a portion of the Hoosier Care Connect population through its Indiana Care Select program since 2008. In total, MDwise serves more than 300,000 Medicaid members in Indiana through its Indiana Care Select, Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise programs.

“MDwise is honored to have been chosen to continue serving Indiana’s most vulnerable residents through this new program and will be working with the State over the next several months to implement the program,” said Charlotte MacBeth, president and CEO of MDwise. “As a 20-year veteran provider of health insurance for our most needy Hoosiers, MDwise is well positioned to keep the continuum of care going in our communities.”  

All qualifying enrollees will be notified in early 2015 about Hoosier Care Connect, which aims to promote preventive and comprehensive care, including the physical, behavioral, medical and social needs of its members.

To learn more about MDwise, visit MDwise.org. For additional background on Hoosier Care Connect and the related task force, visit www.in.gov/medicaid/members/26.htm

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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.