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OmniCare to Distribute Free Wireless for Medcaid Member Communication

April 24, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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OmniCare Health Plan Inc., a Medicaid health plan serving people throughout the state of Michigan, has partnered with Assurance Wireless to help spread usage of the latter’s federal Lifeline Assistance program to OmniCare’s 47,000 enrollees. Assurance Wireless will provide cell phone service, a wireless phone and 250 free minutes of wireless voice service monthly to eligible low-income customers, which will aims to allow OmniCare to strengthen channels of communication with its members to promote preventive health care and regular check-ups with their doctors. 

As part of the relationship, OmniCare Members will have unlimited access to their Primary Care Physician’s (PCP) office and to the health plan via voice calls and text messaging without impacting their free minutes.  OmniCare has a network of more than 2,600 doctors, 37 hospitals and 47 urgent care centers. It claims to invest in its membership by engaging, educating and empowering beneficiaries to access appropriate medical care.

 “Our members need to have access to their healthcare providers at all times. With this partnership, we can provide unlimited “free” calls to their primary care provider’s office and to our plan,” Beverly Allen, CEO for OmniCare Health Plan, said in a statement. “This will eliminate one of the barriers our members experience in obtaining quality health care services.”

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