WellCare receives approval to support long-term care pilot project in FloridaComtex News Network
Sep 16, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc., a provider of managed care services, has announced that the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has approved WellCare of Florida to participate in 17 counties in support of the state's long-term care community diversion pilot project.
On June 28, 2012, WellCare announced that it had received approval to provide services in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties and began serving members on July 1, 2012. This approval of an additional 17 counties is effective immediately, the company said.
With this additional approval, WellCare offers nursing home diversion services in Florida's Bay, Calhoun, Columbia, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and Washington Counties.
This long-term care approach includes social, home and community-based services along with coordinated health care to help members stay independent and in their communities.
"We are pleased to offer seniors in need of long-term care a unique nursing home diversion program. WellCare will be partnering with the community-based providers already serving these 17 counties to deliver care utilizing their long-standing, high-quality services," said Chrissie Cooper, president of WellCare's Florida and Hawai'i Division. "We pride ourselves on our holistic, member-centric care model. Our high-touch, individualized approach is designed to ensure that our members have access to the home and community-based services and support they need to safely remain in their homes or communities."http://www.datamonitor.comRepublication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means,is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shallnot be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actionstaken in reliance thereon