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June 21, 2016 11:03 ET

ConcertoHealth, Meridian Health Plan of Michigan Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership Will Provide Meridian's Medicare & Medicaid Members Access to ConcertoHealth's Comprehensive Primary Care Platform

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 21, 2016) - ConcertoHealth and Meridian Health Plan of Michigan announced today a strategic partnership to serve Medicare and Medicaid-eligible patients in the Greater Detroit area. The healthcare companies have entered into an outcomes-based contract to improve healthcare quality and access for patients beginning July 1, 2016.

ConcertoHealth has extensive experience caring for Medicare, Medicaid and complex medical needs patients. The company integrates clinical care with social services to ensure patients receive individualized primary and preventive care, across and between settings -- from the physician's office, to the nursing facility or hospital, to the patient's home.

ConcertoHealth will serve members in Meridian's Medicare Advantage HMO plan, Dual Special Needs Plan, Medicare-Medicaid Plan, and standalone Medicaid plan (for aged, blind, and disabled recipients 55 and older).

A family-owned, family-operated company since 1997, Meridian has long held a reputation as a leader in developing high-quality provider networks and attractive benefit plans for Michiganders.

"Meridian has long been known for its innovative approach to improving the quality and cost of healthcare for our members," said Jon Cotton, president and chief operating officer of Meridian Health Plan, Michigan. "This partnership with ConcertoHealth is another opportunity for us to provide the communities we serve with a differentiated level of care and compassion."

"ConcertoHealth and Meridian Health Plan share a common mission to provide medically underserved communities with improved access to high-quality care," said David Tigue, president, ConcertoHealth of Michigan. "We believe Medicare and Medicaid patients will be very excited about the combination of Meridian's market leading benefits, and ConcertoHealth's innovative healthcare experience. We're eager to expand this strategic partnership to Meridian's other markets in the future."

ConcertoHealth Care Centers are staffed by physicians, nurses, social workers and medical assistants, in addition to social and community services, patient outreach and health education. "The ConcertoHealth team is excited to welcome Meridian patients into our care centers this summer," said Tigue.

About ConcertoHealth

ConcertoHealth Inc. has extensive experience caring for the Medicare, Medicaid, frail and complex medical needs patient populations. The company addresses critical vulnerabilities for patients and health plans alike, including expanded access to personalized primary care, chronic condition management and coordination of transitions between care settings. ConcertoHealth provides healthcare services where and when they're needed, delivering primary care and care coordination regardless of the location -- be it in a ConcertoHealth Care Center, at home, or in the hospital or post-acute setting. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit www.concertohealthcare.com.

About Meridian

Meridian Health Plan is a family-owned, family-operated health plan with offices in Michigan and Illinois. Meridian Health Plan's affiliates include Medicaid and Medicare health plans and prescription drug plans, a commercial plan available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and MeridianRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Management company. Meridian Health Plan currently serves more than 800,000 members in five states. For more information, visit www.mhplan.com.

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