UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Indiana has been recommended by the state of Indiana, Family and Social Services Administration, as one of four managed care organizations to administer its Pathways for Aging (Pathways) program.
Pathways is a new Indiana program that will serve Medicaid beneficiaries who are 60 years and older. This includes members who are aged, blind or disabled; members who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid; those living in a nursing facility; or those who are receiving long-term services and supports (LTSS) in a home or community-based setting. Additionally, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Indiana will continue to serve individuals who receive coverage through the existing Hoosier Care Connect (Aged, Blind and Disabled) program.
“We are honored to evolve our partnership with the state to develop a robust Pathways program that delivers value-based, high-quality, person-centered solutions to the diverse needs of our members,” said Chris Callahan, chief executive officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Indiana. “We look forward to working with the state, providers and community-based organizations to enhance access to care, reduce disparities, improve outcomes and ultimately make the health system work better to help people live healthier lives.”
LTSS programs offer a wide range of medical, functional and social services available to support people with routine daily activities due to aging, chronic illness or disability. The Pathways program will provide access to these services to approximately 100,000 individuals who qualify in the state.
UnitedHealthcare serves about 1 million people in Indiana enrolled in employer-sponsored, Medicare and Medicaid benefit plans, with a network of 148 hospitals and about 38,000 physicians and other care providers statewide.
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