MDwise Further Expands its Broad Network of Health Care Providers by Partnering with Community Health Network

7/1/2016
 
INDIANAPOLIS – MDwise is pleased to provide its more than 400,000 members in all of its health plans access to Community Health Network primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals.

Effective July 1, members enrolled in Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan through MDwise will have access to Community Health Network. Community will be a hospital delivery system for MDwise in Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan. As a delivery system, Community will manage the network, provider contracting, medical management and other administrative functions.  Those enrolled in MDwise Hoosier Care Connect and MDwise Marketplace plans have had access to Community Health Network providers since March.

“We believe that our members should have access to a wide network of affordable, high-quality health care options and be able to retain their preferred provider whenever possible,” said Cesar Martinez, president and CEO of MDwise. “Partnering with a trusted system like Community Health Network will allow us to do just that.”

MDwise is the only nonprofit, Indiana-based Medicaid managed care entity and has a large network of top doctors and hospitals throughout the state. MDwise offers quality, affordable health care programs including Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan, Hoosier Care Connect and MDwise Marketplace to more than 400,000 members statewide. 

“Community Health Network is pleased to join the MDwise network of providers,” said Brian Schlagenhauf, senior vice president managed care and finance, for Community Health Network. Community represents exceptional care, simply delivered. This partnership provides greater access to that care for the members of MDwise and that is a win for all involved.”

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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.


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