BOSTON, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the launch of the Group Insurance Commission's annual enrollment this week, Iora Health and UniCare today announced that Group Insurance Commission (GIC) non-Medicare members in Greater Boston in the UniCare State Indemnity Plan will now be able to choose Iora Primary Care for their primary care needs, effective July 1, 2017.
Iora Primary Care is designed to meet the needs of adults 55+. With more time available, Iora's doctors and care teams get to know their patients, which in turn enables better health outcomes. Teams work together to help patients get questions answered, receive the highest level of benefits, and save money. Members (non–Medicare) of the UniCare State Indemnity Plan who choose Iora Primary Care will experience an improved patient experience. Iora's patients consistently give Iora a Net Promoter Score of 90. This score is based on an anonymous patient satisfaction survey that asks a patient their likelihood to recommend Iora Primary Care to a friend or colleague1. Benefits of becoming a patient at Iora Primary Care include:
- $0 copays for office visits or certain generic prescription drugs for chronic conditions
- Good understanding of UniCare GIC member benefits
- More time with highly-trained doctors
- Shorter wait times for appointments and evening hours for convenience
- An onsite lab for convenience
"We are thrilled to be able to provide UniCare members with access to Iora's truly differentiated primary care," said Bob Sorrenti, MD, Medical Director, UniCare. "Making Iora Primary Care available to our members, with the added benefit of $0 copays for office visits and certain medicines, further enhances the value of our offerings to UniCare GIC members."
"At Iora we define health more broadly than most and strive to help our patients live better lives overall. To do this, we look to partner with progressive health plans that are looking to provide their members with better care options," said Nancy Cibotti, MD, Boston Medical Director, Iora Primary Care. "We found this in UniCare and are looking forward to serving UniCare members in their health needs starting this summer."
Iora Primary Care, currently serving Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO and Senior Care Options plan holders 65+ in the Bay State, has two locations in Greater Boston, located in Hyde Park at Hyde Park at 912 River St, Hyde Park, MA 02136 and or in Medford at 257 Middlesex Avenue, Medford, MA 02155. A third location, in Dorchester, exclusively serves the needs of members of the New England Carpenters Benefits Fund. For more details about Iora Primary Care, or to receive information about how to become a patient, please call: 781-790-4441 or visit www.ioraprimarycare.com.
About Iora Health
Iora Health is building a different kind of health system to deliver high impact, relationship based care. With a mission to restore humanity to health care and a goal to transform health care, Iora Health's care model provides extraordinary service to patients to ensure improved outcomes while lowering overall health care costs. Our patients enjoy the benefits of better access to care, office and non-office based encounters (e.g., phone, text messages, and email), an accessible and transparent medical record, and robust educational offerings. Our practices across the U.S. enjoy the benefits of smaller panel sizes, closer relationships with patients, and the opportunity to lead systemic change in health care delivery while working with a true team. For more information, please visit www.iorahealth.com.
UniCare is a health benefits company with deep, long-standing roots in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving Group Insurance Commission (GIC) members, retirees and their families for almost 30 years. The UniCare State Indemnity Plan provides health benefits exclusively to people insured through the GIC, offering a variety of plan options that provide comprehensive medical benefits. All of our plans also include coverage for prescription drugs and behavioral health services. Claims are administered by UniCare Life & Health Insurance Company. For more information go to: www.unicarestateplan.com
1 All data provided is current as of August 2016
SOURCE Iora Health