Navigation Links
WellPoint Partners With CareNex Health Services to Expand Its Neonatal Intensive Care Services Program
Date:7/14/2008

INDIANAPOLIS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc., today announced the expansion of its strategic partnership position with CareNex Health Services to help promote quality care and service for infants experiencing clinically-complex health issues, and their families.

WellPoint is currently partnering with CareNex to expand its affiliated health plans' Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Services program for members in those plans in Virginia and New York, and will expand the program to its health plans in Indiana, Wisconsin, Colorado and Northern California later in 2008. The program with CareNex is already in place for commercial members of WellPoint's affiliated health plans in Southern California, Nevada and Ohio.

Approximately eight to ten percent of all births are premature, and nearly forty percent of high-dollar health care claims are related to NICU care and preterm births. Expansion of the NICU Services program is designed to help improve clinical quality and facilitation of services for patients in the NICU, and prepare families for their infant's transition to home. Working collaboratively with attending physicians and nurses, CareNex collects detailed clinical information to create comprehensive patient profiles to assist with on-site care management, nurse review and discharge planning for the infant members of WellPoint's affiliated health plans.

"Through this program, our goal is to work with the skilled doctors and nurses in the hospital to help arrange the best care for infants in the NICU by continually monitoring how these patients are cared for, supporting the family, and educating parents about their infant's condition to promote more informed decision making," said Bob McIntire, senior vice president of health care management for WellPoint. "CareNex is a valued partner in this process because they work closely with health care providers and the patient's family to better meet their needs."

About WellPoint, Inc.

WellPoint, Inc. is the largest health benefits company in terms of medical membership in the United States. WellPoint is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves its members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as Empire Blue Cross or Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the city of Fairfax, the town of Vienna and the area east of State Route 123.), Wisconsin; and through UniCare. Additional information about WellPoint is available at http://www.wellpoint.com .


'/>"/>
SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. WellPoint Web Sites Receive Six World Wide Web Health Awards
2. WellPoint Appoints Raj G. Bal as President of Individual Business
3. WellPoint Launches and Expands Maternity Depression Program
4. WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
5. WellPoint Announces Realignment of Operations, Technology and Government Services Unit
6. WellPoint NextRx Announces New Agreement With Blue Cross of Idaho
7. WellPoint Wins Medicare Administrative Contract Worth up to $323 Million
8. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and WellPoint Affiliate Receive State Approval for Ten South Carolina Counties
9. WellPoint Announces Acquisition of DeCare Dental
10. WellPoint Foundation Supports National Campaign Focused on Depression Among Men
11. WellPoint Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary couple ... From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, Carole ... and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has taught ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... 2017  In response to the nationwide opioid ... Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen ... as a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s ... Recognizing the value and importance of ... Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat ... service offerings for health care partners to include IT ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... -- The Rebound mobile app is poised to become a ... of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to develop ... down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while maximizing ... first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 months ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: