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MDwise Enrollment Exceeds 300,000 Members

Saturday, May 31, 2008 General News J E 4
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INDIANAPOLIS, May 30 MDwise employees today arecelebrating the latest milestone for this 14-year-old, not-for-profit Indianamanaged health care plan -- surpassing the 300,000 mark in membership.

In addition to the strong member growth since January 1, 2007, the companyhas also grown its employee base by 182 percent -- going from just over 50employees at that time to 141 employees today.

MDwise, Inc., is the largest Medicaid health care plan in the state ofIndiana, and the only one to serve all three of the State's Medicaid programs:Hoosier Healthwise, Care Select and the Healthy Indiana Plan. MDwise began byserving 2,000 central Indiana members of the Hoosier Healthwise program in1995, and grew to 55,000 members in 2001. At that time the program waslaunched statewide, and enrollment surpassed 100,000 individuals in 2003.

After becoming licensed as an HMO in January of 2007 and securing a newstate contract, MDwise now provides services to members of Indiana's CareSelect program and Healthy Indiana Plan, in addition to Hoosier Healthwise.Both have attributed to the company's recent growth.

"We are honored to be serving so many Hoosiers in need of our services,"said Charlotte A. MacBeth, J.D., FACHE, president of MDwise. "Today, MDwiseemployees proudly celebrated their role in promoting a healthier lifestyle toour members."

MDwise, Inc. is a not-for-profit managed care health plan that began itsoperations in 1994. MDwise was founded by The Health and Hospital Corporationof Marion County (Wishard Memorial Hospital) and Clarian Health Partners.MDwise has a variety of programs and capabilities to meet the special medicaland social needs of the Medicaid population. Its services are currentlyprovided to more than 300,000 Hoosier Healthwise, Care Select and HealthyIndiana Plan members in partnership with over 1,400 primary medical providersand a statewide array of specialists, hospitals and other providers. MDwiseand its delivery systems provide a fully integrated network of hospitals,community health centers, physicians and ancillary providers. Services aredelivered through this delivery system model of managed care to provide acoordinated, comprehensive approach to managing the cost and utilization ofhealth care services. For more information, visit www.mdwise.org.

SOURCE MDwise
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