UnitedHealthcare prepares for CHIP
JACKSON — UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi will emphasize wellness and health promotion programs as it assumes responsibility Jan. 1 for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) administered by the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM).
Approximately 67,000 children currently enrolled in the program will transfer to UnitedHealthcare Jan. 1. Enrollment is through DOM, which determines eligibility for the program based on annual family income and age.
UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi will offer all eligible children access to a healthcare provider network that includes 133 hospitals and more than 9,600 healthcare professionals, including federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics. In addition to health promotion, services under the CHIP program will include medical and dental care, prescription medications and a 24/7 nurse line.
“We are reaching out to members, physicians and health care professionals, and community-based organizations to promote well-child checks, vaccinations and dental and vision screening,” said Joseph Blackston, M.D., medical director of UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi. “In addition, we will have disease management programs for children with conditions such as asthma and diabetes.”
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
4 Responses to “UnitedHealthcare prepares for CHIP”
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Mississippi no longer has highest unemployment rate in nation
- Grain buyer’s bankruptcy could take steep toll on Delta farmers
- HCC works deal with MSU Extension Service for land to expand
- McDaniel cites Gunn's challenge in his attempt to overturn loss to Cochran
- UPDATE — David Watkins says JRA left him in dark about HUD's Farish St. involvement
- Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios
- Report: Mississippi has worst child poverty rate in U.S.
- Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes
- Education leaders applying for $15M in grants for pre-kindergarten program