Navigation Links
Universal American Announces New Patient Care Program
Date:12/4/2008

CLEVELAND, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal American announces the company's new collaborative patient care program for members enrolled in one of Universal American's Medicare Advantage plans that carry the Community CCRx(SM) Prescription Drug Plan. Through the collaboration of pharmacists and primary care doctors with the patient, the program focuses on creating a continuum of health care to improve overall patient safety.

Unique to conventional healthcare approaches, this new Universal American program utilizes the expertise and commitment of community pharmacists to build a more formal process of collaborative patient care with the patient's primary care physician. With the increased involvement of the pharmacist, the program aims to enhance patient safety by boosting medication adherence, streamlining medication reconciliation upon a patient's discharge from the hospital and improving health outcomes around chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.

"On average, our members see their community pharmacists at least 12 times each year. That's more frequent than they see their physicians," says Richard Barasch, CEO of Universal American. "As a result, pharmacists are in a unique position to significantly enhance the overall health of their patients. This new program helps achieve that goal by providing them with the tools and infrastructure needed to do that."

This new Universal American program is yet another healthcare innovation designed to reinforce and ensure complete patient care and safety throughout a patient's treatment and recovery. It is a new approach that from an affordability standpoint, seeks to reduce healthcare costs and ultimately lower premiums. More important, it promotes and prioritizes the professional oversight necessary to safeguard and protect the health and well being of Universal American members when they need it most.

The Universal American program uses an informational database maintained by Mirixa Corporation, a leading provider of clinical health information technologies for pharmacy. The program will roll out in phases, and is expected to launch to all members enrolled in Medicare Advantage programs with prescription drug coverage powered by CCRx the beginning of 2009.

About Universal American

Universal American offers a diverse range of healthcare products -- including health insurance, managed care, and prescription drug benefits -- through its subsidiaries. Its companies are collectively among the leading providers of Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans in the U.S., as over two million seniors rely on Universal American's products for their health or prescription drug coverage. For more information on Universal American, please visit our website at www.universalamerican.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Universal American
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Universal Testing, Prompt Treatment Could Slash HIV
2. Lt. Col. Weinstein, New Book: Universal Health Care Will Not Work Unless
3. Radiologist Salary Survey Shows Fear of Universal Healthcare
4. Important Message for 2008 Universal Childrens Day
5. LocumTenens.com Finds Psychiatrists are Neutral on Universal Healthcare
6. SafePath(TM) Products Provides Universal Access for Ohio Voters
7. A Universal Gift of Peace of Mind
8. Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports 2008 Third Quarter Results
9. Turner Universal Awarded Contracts Totaling $227 Million to Manage Construction of Two Tennessee Healthcare Facilities
10. Release of Universal Film The Express Draws Attention to Tragedy of Lives Cut Short by Blood Cancer
11. LocumTenens.com Reaps Mixed Reviews on Universal Healthcare
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance ... insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event ... Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating ... excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration ... Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes ... a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October ... Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual ... in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon ... fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)...  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its ... specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based ... next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device ... compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to ... also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression ... crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, ... call on that day with the investment community and ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. ... access a live webcast of the conference call through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: