Because you are a valued Fidelis Care provider, we’d like to share some exciting changes to our Medicare plans with you. We’ve combined multiple brands under the Wellcare name to offer a better range of plans that provide members with affordable access to doctors, nurses, and specialists.
We want you to know that you do not need to take any action at this time, and there will be NO disruption to your patients’ – our members’ - coverage. At this time, there are no changes to your contracts, reimbursement, or the business operations you have come to know.
All Fidelis Care Medicare products will be known as Wellcare By Fidelis Care. Fidelis Care’s Medicaid Managed Care (MMC), Child Health Plus (CHP), Managed Long Term Care (MLTC), Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) , Essential Plan (EP), and Quality Health Plans (QHP, also known as metal level) will continue under the Fidelis Care brand. This fall, you will begin to receive materials with the new Wellcare By Fidelis Care branding. We will officially transition to Wellcare By Fidelis Care on January 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted. Please note, you may continue to see materials with the Fidelis Care branding prior to January 2022.
COVID-19 Shots and Booster Shots. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs) of its obligation to pay for the COVID-19 vaccine and its administration (including approved booster doses), without cost sharing, beginning January 1, 2022 for beneficiaries enrolled in their plans. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine policies and guidance, please see the toolkits found at https://www.cms.gov/COVIDvax.