More than just physical health
Care coordinators work with beneficiaries to address the aspects of life that can have profound impacts to health. Read below for examples of how care coordinators have helped beneficiaries.
Addressing economic strains:
A beneficiary with significant medical issues was being evicted as a result of economic strains from the COVID-19 pandemic. Their managed care coordinator was able to assist the member in extending the eviction notice, applying for a COVID relief grant, and securing a grant cover $34,000 of back-rent.
Addressing access to care:
A beneficiary living in a homeless shelter, with no access to a phone or internet, got Medicaid coverage through expansion. His care coordinators found that he did not have a phone, and as a result could not contact his doctor to get the medication he needed. The care coordinators helped secure a phone, dispatch a Community Health Worker to help set up the phone and teach him how to use it, and assisted with getting him care.