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COVID-19 tests at no cost to Medicare Advantage Plan members

COVID update - Biden-Harris Administration Announces a New Way for Medicare Beneficiaries to Get Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

The Biden-Harris Administration on April 4, 2022 announced that more than 59 million Americans with Medicare Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, now have access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, authorized, or cleared over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost. People with Medicare can get up to eight tests per calendar month from participating pharmacies and health care providers for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Click to learn more.

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Education
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  • Member
Biden-Harris Administration Will Cover Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Through Medicare

Biden-Harris Administration Will Cover Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Through Medicare

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to expand Americans’ access to free testing, people in either Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage will be able to get over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost starting in early spring. Learn more.

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Education
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  • Member
 Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) members: get free Masks, free COVID tests and avoid scams

City of Milwaukee Health Department Launches $100 Incentive Program for First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

The City of Milwaukee Health Department will launch a new COVID-19 vaccination incentive program beginning Thursday, February 3. Any eligible person 5 years of age and older who receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at any Milwaukee Health Department vaccination clinic will receive a $100 gift card on site.

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Education
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  • Member
 Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) members: get free Masks, free COVID tests and avoid scams

COVID update - Free Masks, Free Tests, Avoid Scams

Don't pay for COVID tests, don't provide your personal information, ask questions, watch out for scams, how to buy COVID tests, free N95 masks and more.

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Education
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  • Member

Turn Your Eyes toward the Milwaukee Skyline October 8th!

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, NAMI Southeast Wisconsin, in partnership with the Light the Hoan initiative, will brighten the Milwaukee skyline with lime green!

Governor Evers Proclaims September 2021 Falls Prevention Awareness Month

A State coalition led by the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) is committed to spreading evidence-based health promotion programs and practices throughout Wisconsin. Read the press release here!

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  • Health Education
iCare Family Care Partnership received a rating of “EXCELLENT” from Metastar

iCare Family Care Partnership Earns Accolades

iCare Family Care Partnership received a rating of “EXCELLENT” on all 15 applicable standards, earning an overall compliance score of 98.3 percent from Metastar. Learn more.

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  • Benefits
  • Health Education
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  • Member

WCCEAL Membership Incentive Payment 2021

iCare Contracted Residential Providers - find out how to earn an incentive from iCare in 2021 for being a WCCEAL member! There's still time--become a WCCEAL member today!

After 27 years as iCare’s founder, President and CEO, Tom Lutzow has decided to retire from the orga

A debt of gratitude to Tom Lutzow

After 27 years as iCare’s founder, President and CEO, Tom Lutzow has decided to retire from the organization. Please join me in thanking Tom and congratulating him on his many accomplishments.

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  • Benefits
  • Community Based Organizations
  • iCare Board
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  • ALL
  • Member
  • Provider
Robert Hooks prefers to lease to iCare members

Hooks gives back with high-quality housing to iCare members

Access to safe, quality, affordable housing constitutes one of the most basic and powerful social determinants of health. For people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, that may seem almost unattainable. People like Robert Hooks and Lisa Brooks would disagree.

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  • Care Coordination/ Care Management
  • Health Coaches
  • Homelessness
  • Member Stories
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  • ALL
  • Member
  • Provider

How iCare Can Help your Patients Get Their Needed Prescription Drugs

At iCare, we strive to be an active part of our member’s healthcare team. Learn what we are doing for our providers and for our members to help your patients get their needed prescription drugs.

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  • Pharmacy
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  • Provider

Partnering with iCare to Address Social Determinants of Health

iCare knows the benefits of partnering together to gauge how Social Determinants of Health impacts those in our care, and how collaborating with one another is key to providing the best care possible.

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

Milwaukee COVID Vaccine Walk-in Clinics-NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED!

Many COVID vaccine walk-in clinic locations in Milwaukee County offer thousands of vaccinations daily. All vaccinations are completely free with no proof of insurance required, and no appointment is needed.

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  • COVID-19
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  • Member
iCare Vice President & General Counsel Liz Bartlett was featured in an article in Vanguard magazine

iCare's Liz Bartlett featured in article

iCare Vice President & General Counsel Liz Bartlett was featured in an article by Vanguard magazine. This case-study-style article details iCare's history and Liz's background and role as a crucial member of the iCare leadership team.

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  • Care Coordination/ Care Management
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Homelessness
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  • Provider

COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline Now Available

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that in addition to the numerous resources available on the DHS COVID-19 vaccine page, Wisconsinites can now call for personal assistance with their vaccine-related questions. Find out more!

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  • Member

Same-Day Transportation to COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available for Eligible BadgerCare Plus and Wisconsin Medicaid Members

Same-Day Transportation to COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available for Eligible BadgerCare Plus and Wisconsin Medicaid Members including iCare BadgerCare Plus and iCare Medicaid SSI members.

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Education
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  • Member
iCare wants medical professionals to know about the CAHPS Survey

What Medical Professionals Need to Know About the CAHPS Survey

The growing use of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys has created a need for strategies that health plans, medical groups, physician practices, and other organizations can use to improve patients’ experiences with care.

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  • Health Measures
  • Patient Satisfaction
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  • Provider
North Shore Pharmacy is  in the iCare provider network,

Pharmacy in iCare network recognized for COVID-19 efforts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured North Shore Pharmacy, a pharmacy in the iCare provider network, in an article titled "How the new owners of an 89-year-old pharmacy reinvented and found a simple, local way to administer vaccines."

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  • COVID-19
  • Pharmacy
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  • Member
  • Provider

Right to Have a Support Person/Caregiver at Appointments

People with Disabilities have the right to have a Support Person/Caregiver at appointments, even during COVID. The Governor's Committee for People with Disabilities (GCPD) is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities. Please take their survey.

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  • COVID-19
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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  • COVID-19
  • Health Education
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  • Member
 Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) members can get a free test for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Free In-home COVID-19 Tests for iCare Members

If your community does not offer free COVID-19 tests, or you’d just rather take the test in your own home, Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) members can get a free test kit. There is no cost for the test or to process the results.

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Education
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  • Member

Members Must Report Changes to Income Maintenance or Tribal Agency

Any life changes like getting married or divorced, moving, or a change in dependents within your household needs to be reported to your income maintenance or tribal agency. Learn what changes need to be reported and how to do that.

Free Online Courses for Family Caregivers

“Most people find themselves responsible for the care of another person with little warning. In the midst of a global pandemic, we realize that caregivers need easy access to innovative resources that complement the training." Read about free online courses available for caregivers!

Infection Prevention and Control for Assisted Living Providers

Basic hygiene and disease prevention measures can save lives. With cold and flu season upon us and COVID a threat to the lives of the elderly patients and residents in our care, it is critical for us to practice disease prevention and to educate the caregivers we employ. The Centers for Disease Control and Wisconsin Department of Health Services offer an abundance of resources. Learn more!

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Education
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  • Provider
The Prescription Portal and mobile app helps iCare Medicare members quickly manage your budget

Introducing the iCare Prescription Portal and Mobile App

The Prescription Portal and mobile app will help iCare Medicare members quickly manage your budget and health, including viewing your medications and copays, finding the lowest cost for your medications, ocating the pharmacies closest to you with the best cost options for your medications and those offering flu shots and other important vaccines and more.

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  • Benefits
  • Pharmacy
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  • Member

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