DETROIT, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health Plan was awarded the opportunity to integrate care for dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries through the Michigan Demonstration Program to Integrate Care for Persons Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Meridian is one of eight plans that will provide the full spectrum of Medicare and Medicaid covered services through its high-quality integrated care delivery model.
"When it was announced that Michigan would participate in this exciting opportunity, we knew our innovative care model would align perfectly with the initiative," said Jon Cotton, President of Meridian Health Plan's Michigan affiliate. "We are honored to be chosen as one of the plans that will increase coordination and improve health outcomes through the Demonstration."
Meridian, through experience in existing Medicaid and Medicare subsidiaries, will support the Demonstration by helping to advance care coordination and improve patient care for Michigan residents who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. To qualify for the Demonstration, beneficiaries must be eligible for Medicaid benefits, Medicare Parts A and B and reside in the awarded service area that includes Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties. The Michigan Demonstration Program is subject to federal CMS approval.
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 300,000 Medicaid members. For more information, visit www.mhplan.com.
SOURCE Meridian Health Plan