News | November 5, 2018

Amerigroup And CareMore Health Expand Partnership To Increase Access To High-Quality Healthcare

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Amerigroup is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As part of this commitment, Amerigroup and CareMore Health (CareMore) announced today that Amerigroup has added CareMore to its preferred list of care providers for all its Medicare Advantage plans. Starting January 1, 2019, CareMore’s care providers will be available in-network for these health plans, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing a care provider outside of Amerigroup’s network.

“Amerigroup understands the dynamic needs of consumers in this ever-changing healthcare environment, and as such, we strive to develop innovative solutions and collaborations with care providers that make it simpler for individuals to access care and lead healthier lives,” said Ken Satrom, President of Amerigroup Texas Medicare. “We welcome this opportunity to continue to work with CareMore to give consumers the quality healthcare they expect from us.”

CareMore’s innovative model of care employs common sense solutions that have been proven effective for improving health for people with complex health needs, including chronic diseases. Amerigroup Medicare members who select CareMore Health as their primary care provider will gain access to the CareMore Care Center and a team of health professionals including doctors, nurse practitioners, community health workers, pharmacists, and behavioral health specialists who work in unison to offer customized and integrated care. The new CareMore Health Care Center is located in downtown Fort Worth. In September, Amerigroup and CareMore Health announced the launch of their partnership in Texas to expand care options for Amerigroup Medicaid consumers.

“CareMore Health is proud to work with Amerigroup to extend our integrated care delivery system to individuals in the area who receive Medicare,” said Karim Kaissi, General Manager of CareMore Health Texas. “CareMore has provided holistic approaches to addressing complex medical conditions and social barriers to health for over twenty-five years, and we are excited to expand this care to more people who need it in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”

Amerigroup currently offers a number of health plans that meet the needs of individuals eligible for Medicare. These plans include Amerivantage Classic (HMO), Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP), and Amerivantage Dual Secure (HMO SNP), which are available in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

These Amerigroup Health Plans Offer A Variety Of Benefits, Which May Include:

  • $0 copay annual dental cleaning and an annual allowance of up to $2,500 for dentures, fillings, and other dental services
  • $0 copay eye exam and an annual allowance of up to $400 for eyewear
  • Up to $3,000 hearing aid benefit
  • Up to 60 one-way trips to health-related destinations and/or places like church or the grocery store, when approved by a service coordinator
  • Up to $360 quarterly allowance for over-the-counter medications and health products
  • Quit smoking programs, including a coach and lozenges or patches
  • A personal emergency response system, which gives consumers the ability to maintain their independence and delay, or possibly eliminate, the need to utilize assisted living services
  • LiveHealth Online, a service that gives individuals access to medical professionals through a computer or mobile device
  • Medicare Community Resource Support, which is a telephone based program (supported by Social Workers) used to identify needs, leverage resources, and coordinate services
  • Membership to SilverSneakers, a fitness program, at no extra cost
  • Everyday Extras package, which provides a choice of one of the following services: 64 delivered healthy meals after hospital discharge; 60 one-way trips to a health-related destination; a personal health helper for up to 124 hours care, chores, and assistance with activities of daily living; assistive devices allowance of $500, such as a shower grab bar; up to 1 day a week of time at an adult day center; and alternative medicine through 24 acupuncture or therapeutic massage sessions.

For more information regarding Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage plans and/or care providers, such as CareMore Health, consumers can call (888) 816-3853, which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to Sept. 30; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Oct. 1 to March 31. Consumers can also visit the company’s online store at https://shop.amerigroup.com/medicare/.

Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO CSNP plan with a Medicare contract. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO/POS CSNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerigroup Texas, Inc. depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-866-805-4589 (TTY: 711). CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1-866-805-4589 (TTY: 711). This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Other providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

About Amerigroup
Amerigroup is part of the Anthem Government Business Division (GBD). Through the GBD, Anthem serves 7.4 million seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and other state and federally sponsored beneficiaries, and National Government Services enrollees (including the Federal Employee Program) in 26 states, making us one of the nation’s leading providers of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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