DETROIT, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 30, the Institute for Medicaid Innovationpresented MeridianHealth (Meridian) and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine's (UIC) Coordination of Health Care for Complex Kids (CHECK) program with the 2017 Most Innovative Best Practice award in the
"It's an honor to be recognized for our positive efforts we're making with our partners at UIC. We're constantly working to provide strong member-focused care and this formal recognition is surely a reflection of our hard work," said Karen Brach, president, Meridian – Illinois.
Meridian partnered with CHECK to focus on Medicaid-enrolled children with complex medical conditions and chronic diseases to fill the gaps in service that this population faces. The joint submission, A Model of Care: Care Coordination for Complex Kids, is a program focused on reducing healthcare costs, absentee school rates, and fostering better patient and family engagement and care management.
"We believe commitment and dedication to quality care, innovative technologies, and regional customer focus will help our members get the care they deserve," said Dr. Renee Miskimmin, chief medical officer, Meridian.
About MeridianMeridian is a family-owned, family-operated group of health plans with offices in Michigan and Illinois. Meridian's affiliates include MeridianHealth (Medicaid), MeridianCare (Medicare), MeridianChoice (Health Insurance Marketplace), and MeridianRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Management company. Meridian serves more than 900,000 members in three states. For more information, visit www.mhplan.com.
About CHECKCoordination of Health Care for Complex Kids (CHECK) seeks to improve the health and quality of life of children living with chronic conditions who are enrolled in Medicaid by addressing gaps in care through the use of community health workers and embedded mental health professionals. CHECK is a program of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and its public medical center, UI Health. For more information about CHECK visit www.mycheck.uic.edu.
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