Independent Care Health Plan

Location: 1555 N. RiverCenter Dr., Suite 202A, Milwaukee
Web site: www.icare-wi.org
Year founded: 1994
Product or service offered: Medicaid/SSI and Medicare health benefits for adults with special needs.
Projected 2007 revenue: $97 million

Leadership team: Pat Jerominski, president and chief executive officer; Don Slowik, finance director; Bill Jensen, director of public relations and new business development.

Target clientele: Southeastern Wisconsin disabled and elderly adults insured under Medicaid and Medicare.

Business organization memberships: Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, Milwaukee Aging Consortium, Wisconsin Alliance of Retired Americans, Wisconsin Council on Long-Term Care Reform, the State of Wisconsin Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Authority, Board of Directors of both Independence First and St. Aemilian-Lakeside residential facility, and the UW-Milwaukee School of Health Sciences Curriculum Advisory Committee, Milwaukee Rotary, TEC (The Executive Committee).

What has fueled your company’s growth? The State of Wisconsin’s Medicaid SSI expansion and the Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan, combined with iCare’s commitment to personalized member care management to promote quality of life while promoting health resource management.

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth? Sustainable Medicaid rates.

Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months? Successful option for consumers in the long-term care market.

Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them? Locally, Coreen Dicus-Johnson, vice president-payer contracting and relations, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare because of her strong managed care business acumen and ability to get things done. Geri Lyday and Stephanie Sue Stein, two leaders in the Milwaukee long term care industry because of their commitment to a quality program for people with special needs. Nationally, Bill and Melinda Gates for their commitment and vision to support a strong global community.

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months? Extremely positive. As baby boomers age, a personalized care management driven health care model for the elderly and special needs population is required in a very complicated health care business-driven system.

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Congratulations from these strategic partners:

 

Bill King, 262-524-9290, www.cendatsys.com

414-727-5200, www.imagepluswi.com

414-289-8200, www.GrantThornton.com

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