TUCSON, Ariz., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tucson-area Medicare beneficiaries have new options to improve their health and better manage their medical care under an agreement between Northwest Healthcare and its affiliate entities, and CareMore Health Plan of Arizona.
The new affiliation gives CareMore Medicare Advantage patients in Pima County access to Northwest affiliates in the greater Tucson area, including Northwest Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital, Northwest Urgent Care, Northwest Allied Physicians, Desert Cardiology, and Heart Center of Southern Arizona. This includes access to more than 80 new primary care physicians and 40 specialists who practice at Northwest Healthcare's affiliated physician practices.
"We are pleased to reach this agreement with CareMore," said Kevin Stockton, chief executive officer of Northwest Healthcare. "We are committed to providing high-quality patient care and look forward to working with CareMore to give patients another in-network option at our hospitals and practices in and around Tucson, particularly on the northwest side."
As one of the largest Medicare Advantage Plans in Pima County, CareMore Health Plan serves thousands of Medicare beneficiaries at its four CareMore Care Centers located throughout the Tucson/Green Valley area. CareMore is known for its innovative model of care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of aging adults. The cornerstone of its model is a prevention-driven approach to healthcare.
"We believe that Tucson-area seniors should have access to high-quality care from a plan that meets their needs," said Dan Peterson, general manager of CareMore Health Plan, Arizona. "It is exciting to continue to align ourselves with health organizations in Pima County that share a passion for providing outstanding care for older adults."
CareMore has invested in developing an extensive clinical infrastructure centered on high-touch patient care for Medicare beneficiaries and other populations. Its model focuses on prevention and highly coordinated care resulting in clinical outcomes above the national average. CareMore serves more than 80,000 Medicare Advantage members throughout Southern California, Northern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., under federally-approved Medicare Advantage contracts. CareMore also is participating in a dual demonstration project in parts of Los Angeles County in conjunction with state and federal regulators to coordinate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. For more information visit www.caremorehealthsystem.com.
About Northwest Healthcare
Northwest Healthcare is an integrated healthcare provider committed to delivering Tucson and surrounding communities with high quality, accessible healthcare. Northwest Healthcare includes Northwest Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital, Northwest Emergency Center, six Northwest Urgent Care locations, The Women's Center at Northwest, Northwest Allied Physicians, Desert Cardiology and The Heart Center of Southern Arizona. Northwest Healthcare is making healthcare more convenient. For non-life threatening conditions, patients can check in to an ER or urgent care online at HealthierTucson.com. Patients may also use online scheduling for Northwest Allied Physician primary care providers by visiting MyTucsonDoc.com. Northwest Healthcare's VirtualHealthNow service allows patients to visit with a doctor anytime, anywhere via a mobile device, computer or tablet. To learn more, visit www.HealthierTucson.com.
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