Prior to the Cincinnati Reds game against the New York Yankees on Saturday, May 20, CareSource Vice President of Ohio Market Operations Dee Yocum and Matt Barrett, Vice President, Network Strategy and Contracting at CareSource took part in an on-field check presentation of $800,000 to leadership from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center HealthVine.
HealthVine, a network of pediatric care providers and organizations backed by Cincinnati Children’s, provides care management, quality improvement, and utilization management for close to 120,000 children and young adults with CareSource Medicaid insurance in eight Ohio counties – Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren.
“CareSource is proud to support Cincinnati Children’s in pursuit of equitable health outcomes for children and adolescents in Greater Cincinnati,” said Steve Ringel, CareSource Ohio Market President. “CareSource knows that eliminating health disparities cannot be achieved without partnerships to address issues that have impacted health outcomes for historically marginalized communities.”
HealthVine combines internal data from Cincinnati Children’s with information gathered through CareSource to create innovative ideas for improvement in various areas.
“Closing equity gaps in patient outcomes is one of the major drivers of improving overall pediatric health,” said Jeff Anderson, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at Cincinnati Children’s. “We are grateful to CareSource as this will support our teams in closing these gaps.”
Accepting the check on behalf of Cincinnati Children’s was HealthVine’s Medical Director Dr. Ndidi Unaka and Elizabeth Bishop of the Fischer Center at the hospital.