Thursday, December 8, 2011

Carolina Advanced Health grand opening

Carolina Advanced Health, the new primary care physician practice from BCBSNC and UNC Health Care, is open for business as of Wednesday. The new medical practice is a collaborative approach aimed at enhancing efficiency and quality of care by coordinating a patient’s health care under one roof. By doing this, the practice hopes to improve health and quality standards and reduce complications among patients--both of which are expected to reduce medical costs.

Please see the press release below and this short video for more information. Visit for more detailed information about the practice.

Eligible Member Mailings Begin in January
Carolina Advanced Health treats eligible BCBSNC customers who are over 18, are covered by a participating BCBSNC health plan and living with any of the following chronic illnesses: coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic heart failure and asthma. 

Beginning in January, BCBSNC will send letters to identified members to invite them to become a patient of the practice. These members will be identified by living near the practice and having one or more of the above conditions. Individual and fully-insured group members will be included in the mailings. At this time, self-funded groups will not be included.

The member mailings will continue on a monthly basis to ensure the number of new incoming patients aligns with the practice’s capacity to manage the care appropriately.
  BCBSNC will provide more information about the member mailings before they begin.

If a BCBSNC member is interested in using Carolina Advanced Health before receiving a letter, they may call the customer service number on the back of their ID card to see if they are eligible.

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