Missouri’s Medicaid Population Gains Greater Access

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Missouri Care, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., announced that it has signed agreements with BJC HealthCare (BJC) and Washington University Physicians that give in-network coverage to Missouri Care’s MO HealthNet Managed Care (Medicaid) members.

These agreements include access to medical centers, community hospitals, physician clinics, urgent care centers, ambulatory care centers, skilled nursing facilities and other services and facilities owned by or affiliated with BJC and Washington University, according to a press release from Missouri Care, Inc.

“These agreements with BJC and Washington University further support our efforts to partner with strong provider networks to provide the best care for our members,” said Lou Gianquinto, president of Missouri Care. “Our members’ health is our first priority, and our focus is ensuring they get the right care at the right time in the most appropriate setting.”

As of March 31, 2016, Missouri Care and WellCare serve approximately 130,000 members in Missouri, including 117,000 MO HealthNet Managed Care (Medicaid) members and 13,000 Medicare Prescription Drug members, the press release notes.

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