CareMore

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CareMore is a Medicare healthcare company based in Cerritos, California. CareMore provides the Medicare Advantage plan.[1] The CareMore health plan is used by people in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Santa Clara County, California, Nevada, and Pima County, Arizona.

CareMore began using employed physician hospitalists in the mid-1990s, after which their role expanded to include the treatment of patients outside the hospital. Known as "extensivists" and supported by sophisticated information technology systems, these physicians generally split their time between the hospital, where they round on a small group of members each day, and an outpatient clinic, where they see recently discharged and other members at high risk of admission. Once or twice a week, these physicians also see members in skilled nursing facilities. The program reduced readmission rates and has led to lower length of stay and below-average inpatient utilization in a high-acuity population. [2]

In 2011, WellPoint acquired CareMore from CCMP Capital.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Weselby, Cathy (2008-10-03). "Caremore's strategy is healthy option for Medicare patients". American City Business Journals. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Medical "Extensivists" Care for High-Acuity Patients Across Settings, Leading to Reduced Hospital Use". INNOVATIONS EXCHANGE - Innovations and Tools to Improve Quality and Reduce Disparities. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). December 18, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  3. ^ LATTMAN, PETER (June 8, 2011). "WellPoint to Buy CareMore for $800 Million". DealB%k. New York Times. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  4. ^ Blesch, Gregg (August 22, 2011). "WellPoint completes CareMore acquisition". OUR SOLUTIONS POWER HEALTH CARE. Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 

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