MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of December 1, Meridian Health Plan began coordinating high-quality care to more than 26,000 Medicaid beneficiaries out of its offices located in Manchester. Meridian is one of three managed care organizations selected by DHHS in May 2012 to administer Medicaid health benefits to eligible individuals effective December 1, 2013.
"We are very excited to see all of our hard work over the past year and half be put into action and validated," said Dr. Mohamed Ally, long-time New Hampshire resident, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Meridian's New Hampshire operation. "We hope New Hampshire residents will recognize our dedication to our members as we fulfill our company mission to improve the quality of care in low resource environments."
Meridian Health Plan offers many unique programs to its members including disease management programs, integrated care management and care coordination, as well as community support services. Supported by innovative, award-winning technology, Meridian hopes that implementing these programs throughout the state will save the state and taxpayers money by reducing unnecessary healthcare costs.
"Our programs are designed to coordinate services to ensure members receive the right care at the right time and address all aspects of health including, medical, behavioral and social needs," said Ally. "These programs require us to have well-established connections throughout the state and the support of network provider partners."
Meridian's provider network covers all 10 counties in New Hampshire and includes more than 1,200 primary care providers, 2,900 specialists and 26 hospitals.
Meridian Health Plan is a physician-owned, physician-operated health plan with extensive experience in its subsidiary operations in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire. Meridian's affiliates include Medicaid and Medicare health and prescription drug plans, a commercial plan available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and MeridianRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Management company. Meridian Health Plan currently serves over 390,000 Medicaid members. For more information, visit www.mhplan.com.
SOURCE Meridian Health Plan