Care N’ Care Health Plan Honors Local Physicians for Outstanding Quality Performance

(FORT WORTH, Texas – Aug. 7, 2019) — Care N’ Care Health Plan (HMO/PPO) announced today that 33 of its affiliated physicians have achieved “five-star” recognition for outstanding quality performance in 2018. By achieving five stars, these physicians contributed to the overall star rating for Care N’ Care and, most importantly, strongly reflect the commitment its physicians and members have to maintaining good health through health screenings and appropriate care management.

Each year Care N’ Care identifies a select number of clinical measures to monitor over the coming calendar year. These metrics are some of the same used in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s Five-Star Quality Rating System program, which strives to objectively measure all Medicare Advantage plans nationwide. For calendar year 2018, the nine metrics monitored by Care N’ Care were colorectal cancer screening, breast cancer screening, BMI measurement, eye exams for diabetics, medication reconciliation post-discharge, HbA1c control for diabetics, kidney disease monitoring for diabetics, osteoporosis management in women with a fracture and rheumatoid arthritis management.

“As part of this program, Care N’ Care members are encouraged to contact their primary care physician to be sure they receive appropriate screenings throughout the year,” said Care N’ Care Chief Medical Officer David Sand, M.D. “We also work with physician offices to obtain claims data and/or medical records for our review. That makes this truly a collaborative effort, meaning that it is not just the physicians but their office staffs and our members whom we honor with the five-star performance.”

Among those honored by Care N’ Care are four physicians who achieved this high accolade for the second consecutive year: John Bailey, M.D.; Charles Calvert, D.O.; Ehab

Hanna, D.O.; and Sohail Parekh, M.D. “Achieving this milestone in back-to-back years is a rare and treasured distinction,” said Dr. Sand. “We applaud these four physicians, along with their other outstanding colleagues, for their ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care and for helping our members live life to their fullest.”

In addition to the above-mentioned four physicians, the other physicians honored by Care N’ Care for their 2018 performance are: Denise Bruckerhoff, D.O.; James Childers, M.D.; Megan Conoley, M.D.; Michael Dotti, M.D.; Obiora Ekweani, M.D.; Roger Eppstein, M.D.; Nisha Gajendra, M.D.; Megan Gillem, D.O.; Mario Gonzalez, M.D.; Mitali Goyal, M.D.; Mary Hammack, M.D.; Munawar Hayat, M.D.; Joby James, M.D.; Ryan Jones, M.D.; Juby Joseph, M.D.; Glenda Kremer, M.D.; Theodore Lilly, M.D.; Hector Lopez, M.D.; Beth Anne Mewis, M.D.; Chase Moran, D.O.; Vijaya Mummadi, M.D.; Todd Nguyen, M.D.; Ikechukwu Osuji, M.D.; Jordan Pastorek, M.D.; Sherif Rizkalla, D.O.; Ashley So, M.D.; Theresa Stretch, M.D.; Sakthiraj Subramanian, M.D.; and Jessica Williams, D.O.

Care N’ Care is a Medicare Advantage health plan providing North Texas Medicare beneficiaries in Tarrant, Johnson, Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Hood, Wise and Parker counties affordable alternatives that improve and simplify Medicare coverage. With both PPO and HMO health plans, Care N’ Care offers all of the traditional benefits included in original Medicare plus additional benefits and services, including a personal Healthcare Concierge to serve as the single point of contact and trusted partner throughout the member’s healthcare experience. For more information about Care N’ Care and its Medicare Advantage health plans, visit cnchealthplan.com.

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Care N’ Care Insurance is an HMO and PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Care N’ Care depends on contract renewal. Every year Medicare evaluates plans based on a five-star rating system. Y0107_19_536_C