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CMS released the final rule effective 1/1/2023 which revises Medicare Advantage (MA) Part C programs to implement changes of communications in part, related to Maximum Out of Pocket (MOOP).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 organization. Please join me in thanking Tom and congratulating him on his many accomplishments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
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.
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).
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.
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.
“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!
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!
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.
DHS is planning for the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccination program. Vaccinator enrollment in the program will soon be open to entities such as: pharmacies, health care providers, health care systems, local and tribal health departments, and mass vaccination sites. Read this iCare blog article for more info.
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