About Universal American — A WellCare Company
Universal American has been on the cutting edge of healthcare for over two decades, pioneering innovative collaborations between patients, doctors and our company that produce healthy outcomes for all. We call this A Healthy Collaboration®.
We have built our business model around the concept that Primary Care Physicians are in the best position to drive significant improvements in the cost and quality of healthcare. Our job is to enable them by providing a structure that offers appropriate incentives for such improvements and actionable information that helps them achieve these goals. This concept underlies our long term success in serving the needs of people with Medicare.
Universal American was acquired by WellCare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE: WCG) in April 2017. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The company currently serves approximately 4.0 million members nationwide. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s website at www.wellcare.com.
Medicare Advantage Health Plans
We offer an array of Medicare Advantage health plans to people with Medicare in Texas, New York, and Maine. Our TexanPlus® and Today’s Options® brands extend to a range of coverage options, including Medicare Advantage HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations), HMO-POS (Point of Service), HMO-SNP (Special Needs Plans), PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations), and PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans. These include plans with Medicare Prescription Drug benefits.
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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
Our Management Services Organization/ Accountable Care Organization business, which operates as Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), helps community physicians move to fee-for-value Medicare payment models. We leverage the knowledge from our parent company's long and successful history of collaborating with physicians to establish risk-based models. CHS currently manages two Next Generation Model ACOs and 16 Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, with more than 4,200 providers, mostly primary care physicians, covering more than 222,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
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