“WellCare knows that the NCQA PCMH program raises the bar in defining high-quality care and we are happy to support their strategy to expand coordinated care.” “WellCare incentivizes our Georgia providers to become recognized as an NCQA PCMH because the model has been shown to foster strong physician-patient relationships, encourage proactive care coordination and increase quality of care for our members,” said Roman Kulich, WellCare`s region president, Georgia and South Carolina. “We continually strive to help our members achieve better health outcomes, reduce health disparities and ultimately reduce the long-term costs of health care.” For more information about receiving the discount, participating providers should contact WellCare of Georgia at PCMH_GA@wellcare.com. As of June 30, 2014, WellCare serves approximately 617,000 Medicaid members, 29,000 Medicare Advantage members and 53,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Georgia. About WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 3.9 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company`s website at http://www.wellcare.com. About NCQA NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
Deal on veterans’ health care costs at least $15B – Yahoo News
Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA7tFwm0mFk Deal on veterans’ health care costs at least $15B By MATTHEW DALY 2 hours ago 0 shares View gallery . WASHINGTON (AP) A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Congressional aides say the agreement includes $10 billion to make it easier for veterans who can’t get prompt appointments with Veterans Affairs doctors to obtain outside care and $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have scheduled a news conference Monday afternoon to unveil the bill, which also grants the VA secretary authority to immediately fire senior executives, while providing employees with streamlined appeal rights.