Passport Health Plan Selects McKesson VITAL Nurse Advice Line Services

McKesson’s nurse advice will help 170,000 Medicaid members in Kentucky access the right health care at the right time

Passport Health Plan Selects McKesson VITAL Nurse Advice Line Services

McKesson Health SolutionsMichelle Malgesini, 303-664-6410

, a provider-sponsored, community-based Medicaid managed care plan based in Louisville, Kentucky, has selected McKesson to provide nurse advice line services to approximately 170,000 Medicaid members. Available 24/7, the service will play a pivotal role in directing callers to the appropriate level of care, helping members navigate the health care system, and improving access to doctors and other health care providers.

“At Passport Health Plan, we are committed to our mission, to improve the health and quality of life of our members. The McKesson VITAL Nurse Advice Line will help us live our mission by giving our members immediate access to speak with a registered nurse when they need medical advice. This will give our members the information they need to get the right care at the right place and time,” said Dr. Steve Houghland, Chief Medical Officer for Passport Health Plan.

Averaging 25 years of experience, McKesson nurses use patented algorithm-based clinical assessment tools that help accurately direct callers to the right level of care. “The McKesson VITAL Nurse Advice Line delivers top-rated customer service, with a 94% user satisfaction rate and an average speed to answer a call of less than 30 seconds. By offering health plan members immediate access to experienced, highly trained nurses, we can help facilitate better health outcomes,” said Naoise Colgan, Vice President, Care Management Solutions at McKesson.

Passport Health Plan is a unique public private partnership with the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a provider-sponsored, community-based, member-focused Medicaid health plan that serves more than 170,000 members in 16 Kentucky counties. The Plan has operated successfully over the past 15 years. The counties of service include Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington. Passport Health Plan is sponsored by the , , , and the Louisville/Jefferson County Primary Care Association, which includes the and Louisville's two federally qualified health centers, and . For additional information, please visit .

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