Message From the President
2011 has been our most exciting year ever! We are in our 6th year of administering South Carolina Solutions, our nationally recognized medical homes model, which continues to attract the participation of physicians and their patients. Currently more than 110,000 Medicaid recipients have chosen to join South Carolina Solutions. The reason why? Physicians approve of our philosophy that managed care should be patient-centric and physician driven. Our role is to provide supplemental administrative support, care management services, and enhanced reimbursement so that they may continue the practice of medicine. To date, South Carolina Solutions has paid its participating providers additional fees and bonuses in excess of $15 million!
Our approach at CHS is to continually strive to make positive changes in healthcare quality, access, and convenience while utilizing cost-containment strategies, producing the ultimate in patient care. Our care initiatives and strategic partnerships have provided education and information to support wellness, strengthen physician-patient relationships, and improve the quality of life for members in our care. Our innovative approach has also proven to be cost-effective, saving our clients millions annually while increasing provider and member satisfaction.
We look forward to the challenges ahead, solid in our belief that we’ve positioned CHS to thrive during the Reform years!
Barbara M. Freeman, MD
President and Chief Medical Officer
Community Health Solutions of America, LLC