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Missouri Care Signs Agreements with SSM Health to Serve Missouri's Medicaid Population

2017-07-17 08:30 ET - News Release

ST.LOUIS and TAMPA, Fla., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri Care, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced today that it has signed an agreement with SSM Health that provides in-network coverage to Missouri Care's MO HealthNet Managed Care (Medicaid) members. This agreement includes access to academic medical centers, community hospitals, physicians, urgent care centers, ambulatory care centers and other services and facilities owned by or affiliated with SSM Health.

"Our agreement with SSM Health further supports Missouri Care's effort to partner with strong provider networks to provide the best care for our members," said Lou Gianquinto, president of Missouri Care. "Our members' health is our first priority, and our focus is ensuring they get the right care at the right time, in the most appropriate setting. Our partnership with SSM Health will help deliver cost-effective health care solutions for our members."

Acute care services include, but are not limited to, high-risk maternity, neonatal intensive care, pediatric care, emergency care, heart and vascular services, cancer care, transplant services, behavioral medicine, neurology, orthopedics and rehabilitation in Missouri communities and regions served by SSM Health. As of June 1, members will have access to more than 75 SSM Health locations and over 3,000 providers, covering more than 100 medical specialties, throughout the state of Missouri. This includes the following hospitals:

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis

SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis

SSM Health St Joseph Hospital – Wentzville

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospitals

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton

SSM Health Outpatient Centers

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville

SSM Health Urgent Care

SSM Health St Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City 

SSM Health Express Clinic at Walgreens

SSM Health St Mary's Hospital – St. Louis 

SSM Health Endoscopy Center

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles

SSM St. Clare Surgical Center

Missouri Care and WellCare serve MO HealthNet Managed Care (Medicaid) members and Medicare Prescription Drug members throughout Missouri

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 4.1 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2017. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.

About SSM Health
SSM Health (ssmhc.com) is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 20 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company and one Accountable Care Organization.

With more than 9,500 providers and 33,000 employees in four states, SSM Health is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM Health is a national leader for the depth of its EHR integration.

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SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

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