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iCare wants to help you stay abreast of the latest recommendations about Coronaviruses

Coronavirus Information for Providers

This blog page will be a central location for providers to view updated information and announcements from iCare related to COVID-19.

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  • Health Education
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  • Provider

#MaskUpMKE

What started as a local initiative to supply masks to Milwaukee's essential workers has turned into a national effort. Find out more about #MaskUpMKE and how you can help in their latest campaign.

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  • Member
  • Provider
Video shows how iCare puts their core values into action

iCare featured in video by Thriving Communities

Thriving Communities asked iCare if they could create a video about real iCare members and real iCare staff. They wanted to help show how iCare puts their core values into action and delivers meaningful results for members.

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  • Care Coordination/ Care Management
  • Health Coaches
  • Health Education
  • Homelessness
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  • Member
  • Provider

Volunteer to support Wisconsin's COVID-19 response

DHS is creating a wide network of volunteers to increase capacity at hospitals and clinics across Wisconsin. Both active and retired health care professionals can volunteer for these critical roles. Find out more and volunteer!

Food Benefits for Children

Children who normally receive free or reduced price meals through their school continue to have access to nutritious meals while schools are closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Benefits
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  • Member
  • Provider

US Small Business Coronavirus Relief Assistance

Due to the coronavirus, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders. Find out if you may qualify.

iCare Community Health Worker/Health Coach Jarvis West  featured by WPHA

Electronic Visit Verification Informational Video

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has released an information video for iCare's providers and members about Electronic Visit Verification.

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  • Health Education
  • Health Measures
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  • Member
  • Provider

COVID-19 Update for Providers from iCare Prior Authorization

April 16, 2020: iCare has determined that the removal of the Prior Authorization requirement in advance of transferring from acute to subacute facilities will better serve our members and lighten the burden on our providers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Home Care advice from  Wisconsin DHS is shared by iCare

New COVID-19 guidance for home care providers

This quick iCare blog article describes new COVID-19 guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services which has been developed for home care providers.

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  • Provider
iCare wants to help you stay abreast of the latest recommendations about Coronaviruses

COVID-19 Updates for Providers from iCare Prior Authorization

March 31, 2020: The iCare Prior Authorization team wants providers to know that our PA team is fully operational despite COVID-19. Some of our PA policies have been revised in response to the crisis. For full information, read the full blog article.

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  • Health Education
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  • Provider
iCare wants to make sure that you know the best ways to stay protected from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Members

iCare wants to keep our members healthy. We want to make sure that you know the best ways to stay protected from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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  • Health Education
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  • Member

Those with Acute Respiratory Illness Should be Tested for COVID-19

DHS Now Recommends Health Care Providers test all patients with acute respiratory illness for COVID-19. Read the full article to learn more.

Watching out for Wisconsin's Children and Families

As Wisconsin keeps physically healthy by staying Safer at Home, children have fewer interactions with many of the professionals trained to observe and mandated to report suspected child abuse. So it is critical for us all to be aware of the signs of child abuse and know what to do.

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  • Health Education
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  • Member
  • Provider

DCF Connecting Essential Workforce Families to Child Care

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is connecting essential workforce families to child care. Read the full article to see how you can request childcare or search available care in your area.

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  • Provider

PPE Request Process for Long-Term Care Providers Caring for COVID-19 Positive Individuals

This quick iCare blog article describes the process to request Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Long-Term Care Providers caring for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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  • Provider

Deadline Extended: Strategic National Stockpile Order Process

The State Emergency Operations Center has notified Wisconsin Department of Health Services that a limited supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is available for distribution. Action is requested.

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  • Provider

Rides To Covered Medicaid Services Will Continue

Eligible members should continue to contact MTM for essential NEMT rides to Medicaid-covered services. Rides to medical appointments will continue and transportation providers will be monitored closely.

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  • Benefits
  • Care Coordination/ Care Management
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  • Member
  • Provider
 DrugSource phones will be open from 8:30 a.m. CST to 6:00 p.m. CST Monday-Friday.

DrugSource hours changed

Effective immediately, the DrugSource phones will be open from 8:30 a.m. CST to 6:00 p.m. CST Monday-Friday. This will allow DrugSource to stock and thoroughly clean their office on a nightly basis. This will not affect online orders and they will change their recordings to reflect the new hours of operation.

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  • Benefits
  • Health Education
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  • Member
iCare wants to help you stay abreast of the latest recommendations about Coronaviruses

General Telehealth Overview for Providers

This blog article offers providers the latest information about telehealth services from CMS (Medicare) and DHS (Medicaid).

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  • Health Education
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  • Provider
iCare wants to make sure that you know the best ways to stay protected from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Fraud Alert

COVID-19 Fraud Alert to warn about several health care fraud scams that harm patients and the federal programs designed to serve them. This alert has general information about these schemes and how to protect yourself and your community against bad actors.

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  • Health Education
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  • Member
iCare is pleased to participate in the Workplace Health Achievement Index program and earn Silver

iCare earns Silver from American Heart Association

iCare is pleased to participate in the Workplace Health Achievement Index program and earn Silver status. We can't help improve the health of our members if we aren't healthy ourselves!

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  • Awards
  • Health Education
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  • Member
  • Provider

March is National Nutrition Month

Sometimes, it seems hard to eat healthily. Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans eat the recommended daily amount of vegetables. Fewer than 1 in 7 adults eat enough fruit. But eating healthy isn’t as tough as we think.

Show Your Heart Some Love

Staying active is one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. And keeping your heart healthy is a great way to keep your loved ones' hearts happy too!

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  • Benefits
  • SilverSneakers
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  • Member

Stay Motivated with SilverSneakers

Make goals to find the motivation you need to get moving. Sometimes goals are easier to achieve when friends are involved to help you along your journey.

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  • SilverSneakers
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  • Member

Find Your Place with SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers is a fitness benefit included with many Medicare health plans. The program helps members improve their health and stay independent. Find your fitness!

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  • SilverSneakers
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  • Member

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