LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareSource and University of Louisville Physicians have reached an agreement to provide more affordable health care options for Kentuckians. Now UofL Physicians accepts patients with CareSource health insurance coverage.
The agreement gives CareSource members with marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans access to the largest multispecialty physicians group in the Louisville area. UofL Physicians has more than 900 providers in 78 specialties and subspecialties.
"Research shows us that when selecting insurance coverage, for almost 50 percent of Kentuckians, the ability to keep their own doctor or hospital is the most important decision factor," said CareSource Senior Vice President Scott Streator, citing recent market research conducted by CareSource. "By coming together with UofL Physicians, CareSource is pleased to offer Kentuckians increased access to affordable coverage that includes more than 100 office locations and dozens of health clinics throughout the state of Kentucky."
Becky Lamb, vice president of contracting for UofL Physicians, said "We are pleased to partner with CareSource to provide exceptional care for their growing membership."
A non-profit health plan with a 26-year history, CareSource continues to invest in the health and well-being of Kentuckians through an expanding coverage area and provider network. For 2016, CareSource increased the footprint of its marketplace plan, CareSource Just4Me, to 46 counties and has added more than 1,000 providers to its network. CareSource serves more than 135,000 Kentuckians through its marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans, and through an alliance with Humana to serve Medicaid members.
CareSource is a nonprofit health plan nationally recognized for leading the managed care industry in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource is one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today CareSource offers a lifetime of health coverage to more than 1.5 million members across four states including offerings on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.
Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource has a workforce of 2,700 employees located across the region. CareSource is living its mission to make a lasting difference in its members' lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.
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About University of Louisville Physicians
University of Louisville Physicians is the largest multispecialty physician practice in the Louisville region, with more than 900 primary care and specialty providers in more than 78 specialties and subspecialties. Our doctors are the professors and researchers of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, teaching tomorrow's physicians and leading research into medical advancements.
CONTACT: CareSource Media Contact: Claire Zois Media Relations Specialist Claire.Zois@caresource.com 937-531-2412 UofL Physicians Contact: Tiffany Meredith Manager of Public Relations Tiffany.Meredith@ulp.org 502-588-0227Source: CareSource