Cook County Health to Offer New Medicare Advantage Plan, MoreCare

  • Published On  Oct 10, 2019

CHICAGO – MoreCare, a new Medicare Advantage health plan, has partnered with Cook County Health (CCH) to bring more coordinated, individualized care to Medicare-eligible persons in Cook County. 

Cook County Health’s mission is to improve access, quality and care delivery for Cook County’s safety net population. With more than 14,000 patients aging into Medicare each year, CCH will be the provider of a continuum of care to patients, like those currently on CountyCare, looking for Medicare coverage.

“CCH wants to provide a seamless transition and competitive option for patients to consider as they become eligible for Medicare,” said Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO of Cook County Health. “CCH and MoreCare health plan continue to put patients and our community at the center, where they belong.”

MoreCare brings a unique, coordinated approach to healthcare, making it easier for Medicare-eligible patients to get the quality, whole person care they deserve. The new Medicare Advantage health plan will offer four products including a traditional Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan and a chronic condition special needs (C-SNP) plan for Medicare-eligible Cook County residents with a positive diagnosis of HIV. This will be the first HIV-specific C-SNP offered in Cook County.

MoreCare is a fully owned subsidiary of Medical Home Network (MHN). Since 2014, MHN has transformed health care delivery and care management for CountyCare patients through an innovative patient-centered, team-based model.

“Medical Home Network’s community-based care model puts whole person care at the center to ensure Cook County’s safety net patients are receiving better care where and when they need it,” said Cheryl Lulias, CEO of Medical Home Network. “Together CCH and MHN have achieved lower costs, more patient engagement and better health outcomes.”

MoreCare’s approach to healthcare focuses on delivering whole person care in a model that integrates physical, behavioral, and social health. MoreCare’s dedicated, integrated care teams work alongside patients to help them manage their whole health, set and achieve individualized goals, feel empowered to make choices and navigate the healthcare system.

“MoreCare is setting a new standard for what a Medicare health plan should be. We strive to keep quality high and costs low by working with local providers and hospitals to deliver the personalized, coordinated care you can trust,” said Dan Parietti, CEO of MoreCare. “We look forward to continuing to improve the health of communities in Cook County by delivering more care and more value.”

MoreCare Health Plan will start enrolling members October 15, 2019 for plans that start January 1, 2020.


About MoreCare Health Plan (MoreCare):

MoreCare Health Plan (MoreCare) is a new kind of Medicare Advantage plan. We believe Cook County residents deserve more from their Medicare. More quality. More access. More personalized care. So, we set out to transform the way healthcare is delivered — putting patients and our community at the center, where they belong. Our innovative model of care focuses on whole health. Using dedicated care teams and leading-edge technology, we work alongside patients to keep them engaged and connected with their health. The result? Members receive more coordinated, individualized care, where and when they need it.

About Cook County Health (CCH):

One of the largest public health systems in the nation, the Cook County Health (CCH) serves as the safety net for health care in Chicago and suburban Cook County. CCH is comprised of two hospitals, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan. The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians

are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan, enhancing the patient experience and addressing social determinants of health.