PRESS RELEASE: CareMore's Innovative Program: Transforming Medicaid Delivery of Care

  • A HealthcareWebSummit Event from MCOL
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pacific)

Phone: (209) 577-4888


Sandeep Palakodeti, MD, MPH
Regional Medical Officer, CareMore Health

Farhad Modarai, DO
Associate Regional Medical Officer, CareMore Health

MODESTO, CA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- JANUARY 4, 2019: In 2015 CareMore Health, a division of Anthem, Inc., applied its model of care to 20,000 Medicaid consumers in high utilization regions of Memphis, Tennessee, and Des Moines, Iowa. The program was designed using CareMore's nationally-known care delivery approach of going beyond the borders of traditional care to deliver common-sense solutions that meet the medical, physical and social health of consumers. Prior to this, CareMore's model had been focused specifically on high-risk, high-need Medicare patients.

To address the unique needs of Medicaid consumers, CareMore prioritized several strategies: hiring highly-skilled and compassionate people in all positions, incorporating behavioral and mental health offerings into consumers' health offerings, addressing the social needs outside of traditional health care in engagement with consumers and connecting hospital inpatient care to the community. Given the positive outcomes, CareMore is expanding its model to new geographies, including Washington, DC, Fort Worth, Texas and New York.

Findings as recently published in the Harvard Business Review that provided the first update on CareMore's innovative program designed to transform the delivery of care for Medicaid patients, showed that CareMore's high-touch, patient-centered care delivery program led to significant improvements in health outcomes and reductions in hospitalizations among patients in Tennessee and Iowa, which were the initial states in which the program was offered through the Company's Medicaid health plan partner Amerigroup.

Please join us on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 1 PM Eastern as CareMore Health's Sandeep Palakodeti, MD and Farhad Modarai, DO present outcomes, insights and findings from CareMore results to date. Click here for detailed information and to register or call 209.577.4888.

In addition to the main faculty presentation, this event includes a fun whiteboard drawing format opening video, a brief moderated faculty interview, and concluding live audience questions and answers. The day before the event, you'll receive login information, including downloadable companion presentation slides.

Just after the event, you'll receive a follow-up request for feedback, also offering an opportunity to provide any final questions that can be forwarded to the faculty. Also, if you need support before, during or after the event, you can contact HealthcareWebSummit staff at any time.