Innovating for healthier people
2011 Annual Report
With millions of Baby Boomers aging into Medicare over the next several decades, there is a great need to change how we meet the health care needs of seniors. CareMore, the newest addition to WellPoint’s family of companies, reinvented how to improve senior health and their lives overall.
The first thing CareMore does is listen—to the patient, to their family, to all of their physicians and caregivers. Then we develop an individual plan around the unique circumstances that every patient brings. The cornerstone of our model is the CareMore Care Center, which provides everything from rides to appointments and mental health screenings to regular toe-nail clippings and help picking up prescriptions.
Beyond the Care Centers, CareMore coordinates our members through inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing care. This non-traditional approach prevents costly complications and helps seniors live more healthy and rewarding lives.
Compared to the national average, CareMore’s hospitalization rates are 24 percent lower, hospital stays are 38 percent shorter, and amputation rates among diabetics are 60 percent lower.