Monthly phone service and mobile health programs at no cost to Medicaid beneficiaries in 12 states
MIAMI, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TracFone Wireless and Voxiva, Inc. are creating a better way for Amerigroup to reach and engage millions of members and improve their health. SafeLink Health Solutions, a service of TracFone Wireless, was created to assist partners such as Amerigroup to stay connected with their Medicaid population. Customers receive a phone, unlimited text messages, 250 minutes each month and calls to Amerigroup's member services all at no cost.
Pending state approvals, the combined offer will expand across the 12 states where Amerigroup operates.
Members can also subscribe to Voxiva's suite of mobile health programs, including text4baby and txt4health at no cost. These programs have been designed to provide families with timely health information and alerts; encourage them to follow recommended guidelines for physical exams, preventative screenings, flu shots and vaccinations; and make them aware of the health plan services and benefits available to them. The programs are also designed to help health plans improve key HEDIS quality measures and increase member retention. Independent evaluations of the services have demonstrated improved outcomes on key quality measures such as appointment attendance and immunizations.
"Voxiva and its partners have been pioneers in delivering large scale mobile health services that improve health. Text4baby, which we developed with the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, is the largest mobile health service in the nation with over half a million moms enrolled. Our partnership with TracFone means that these proven programs can reach many more people at no cost to them and at no added cost to their health plans," said Paul Meyer, Voxiva's Chairman & President.
SafeLink Health Solutions aims to provide savings to the Medicaid program while ensuring a direct link between Medicaid health plans and their members. "TracFone is proud to join Voxiva in providing SafeLink Health Solutions to enhance the lives of countless Medicaid recipients across the United States. By partnering with Amerigroup, we will leverage our company's knowledge, innovation and commitment to quality service to provide this unique solution," said F. J. Pollak, CEO of TracFone Wireless.
About Voxiva, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Voxiva is a global pioneer in delivering interactive mobile health services. We leverage the world's 6 billion mobile phones to communicate and interact with people to help them live healthier lives. All of our patient engagement services incorporate evidenced-based content and best practices to deliver highly effective and engaging solutions. Voxiva's programs support a broad range of health topics such as maternal & child health, smoking cessation, healthy living and diabetes self-management. In 2011, Fast Company recognized Voxiva as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world.
To learn more, contact Voxiva at (202) 419-0179 or [email protected].
About TracFone and SafeLink
TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. ("AMX") (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; NASDAQ: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL), the 5th largest cell phone company in the world and the largest in all of the Americas with more than 236 million wireless subscribers. To learn more, contact [email protected].
Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 12 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint's affiliated health plans, we serve approximately 4.5 million beneficiaries of state-sponsored health plans in 19 states, making us the nation's leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.
SOURCE TracFone Wireless Inc., Miami, FL and Voxiva, Miami, FL