KOSA Acupuncture is pleased to inform you that CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and the University of Maryland Medical System unveil a partnership to drive innovative healthcare Maryland statewide from today for five years.

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) announced a new five-year partnership today to address access and quality of care for the state’s most vulnerable populations. The transformative work from this initiative will focus on population health, which is an approach to care aiming to improve the health outcomes for entire patient populations while also improving the healthcare experience and effectively managing costs. 

As part of the partnership, CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. (CareFirst) has acquired University of Maryland Health Advantage, Inc. (UM Health Advantage), a Medicare Dual Eligible Special Needs health plan, and University of Maryland Health Partners, Inc. (UM Health Partners), a Medicaid Managed Care Organization. The UMMS health plans serve 55,000 Maryland residents each year.

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the region’s largest not-for-profit healthcare company, and the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) today announced a new five-year partnership to address access and quality of care for the state’s most vulnerable populations. The transformative work from this initiative will focus on population health, which is an approach to care aiming to improve the health outcomes for entire patient populations while also improving the healthcare experience and effectively managing costs. This includes enhanced support and focused care for the highest-risk patients (i.e. individuals with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, lung disease, health inequities) to help them maintain a high quality of life through more efficient and effective management of their health. As part of this effort, CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. will acquire the University of Maryland Health Advantage, Inc. (UM Health Advantage), a Medicare Dual Eligible Special Needs health plan, and the University of Maryland Health Partners, Inc., a Medicaid Managed Care Organization. Combined, UMMS’ Health Plans serve 55,000 Maryland residents each year.

At the core of this partnership is the development of a jointly operated population health management team which will allow UMMS and CareFirst to collaborate on innovative care models and related resources, better enabling both organizations to focus on what they do best. Specifically, the work will bring new approaches to using shared data that drive improved population health outcomes by supporting the identification and delivery of the most effective care and support for vulnerable populations. This joint effort allows CareFirst and UMMS to take coordinated action, focused on investing in healthier communities and improving health equity in Maryland. This collaboration also marks a shared commitment to expanding partnerships designed to transform care delivery and improve health outcomes.

CareFirst’s expertise in provider and population performance measurement will support UMMS’ key strategic objectives to better orient its hospitals and community practices for population health activities and clinical integration. This will result in better performance on clinical, quality, affordability, and patient experience measures for all populations served by both organizations.

“With this partnership, we are substantially expanding CareFirst’s commitment to advancing more accessible and more affordable healthcare for all Marylanders. As a not-for-profit healthcare company, serving all residents through time and circumstance is an essential expression of our mission,” said Brian D. Pieninck, CEO and President of CareFirst. “This partnership brings the best capabilities of CareFirst and UMMS together in a new model and is part of our broader efforts designed to deliver care focused on value and improved health outcomes. Our work with the UMMS team will provide opportunities for deeper collaboration and innovation designed to bring our shared communities greater value, expanded access to high-quality care, better consumer experiences, and more equitable care for all Maryland residents.”

“Our system is wholly dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, patient- and family-centered care, and this unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of Marylanders extends far beyond the walls of our hospitals,” said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and CEO of UMMS. “The transition of our Health Plans to CareFirst means our patients will have access to a wider range of services that they can count on to help manage their health and will get access to providers throughout the State. The deepening of our longstanding partnership with CareFirst opens up exciting new possibilities to better serve our communities’ vulnerable populations together.”

CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. is acquiring the UMMS’ Health Plans intact so the providers in the UMMS network today will continue to be available to patients. No disruption to members is expected. Over the course of the next 12 months, the Dual Eligible Special Needs health plan will become known as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage and the Medicaid Plan will become known as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan Maryland. Finalizing the acquisition and rebranding will be subject to regulatory approval as well as the consent of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the State of Maryland.

Read More: https://www.member.carefirst.com/members/news/2020/10/carefirst-bluecross-blueshield-and-university-of-m/

Learn more about the health insurance companies, which KOSA Acupuncture is affiliated with: https://saahm.net/services/#insurance


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Our body’s self-healing power is very powerful.

It is the patient’s job to eliminate the root causes by following KOSA Acupuncture’s advice.

We walk patients through so that they can easily change their lifestyle so that they can minimize or eliminate the root causes. This will expedite the patient’s healing progress by making responsible organs healthy and healthy organs treat conditions. It is our job to educate patients with true information and treat all responsible organs so that all the conditions can be treated at once.
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Nevertheless, each condition would show different improvements in progress.

KOSA Acupuncture’s persistent goal is to lose patients ASAP. Patients become so healthy that they don’t have to take drugs (or medicines) and see any medical practitioners anymore. We have successfully achieved this goal with a very high success rate. Patients have nothing to lose other than pains, discomforts, drugs, and excessive weight.


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