PICO RIVERA – To increase access to much-needed medical care in the Pico Rivera community, especially for persons with disabilities and older adults with chronic health conditions, CareMore Health Plan is opening a new Care Center at 9330 E. Washington Blvd., in Pico Rivera. The facility is slated to begin seeing patients in early October, and it’s the first of several expansions by CareMore within Los Angeles County to
accommodate new patients who qualify for the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs.
The Cal MediConnect program is a recently launched state initiative designed to coordinate medical care for those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal (also called “dual eligibles). CareMore is one of five plans in Los Angeles that was selected to provide care for Cal MediConnect members.
As part of its growing footprint to improve access to these patients, CareMore will provide members with greater access to its network of Care Centers, where members can manage their health.
The Care Centers, such as the soon-to-open one in Pico Rivera, offer medical evaluations by licensed clinicians and access to programs that help members better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
CareMore’s Cal MediConnect plan includes a “healthy start” introductory visit, a 24-hour nurse hotline and transportation to health care resources.
“This is a really significant milestone for people eligible for both programs who live in Pico Rivera and surrounding cities,” said Joyce Furlough, general manager of Duals at CareMore.
“They will now be able to access both programs with all their benefits through one plan with a single ID card and special programs available at our Care Centers to keep them well.”
To learn more about CareMore Health Plan, or to find a Care Center near you, visit caremore.com.
Published: Oct. 9, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 26