My Choice Family Care and Care Wisconsin Plan to Merge Early 2020
Pending regulatory approval, two Wisconsin-based MCOs look to combine strengths, leverage networks
Milwaukee, Wisconsin—My Choice Family Care and Care Wisconsin are pleased to announce they have signed a letter of intent to explore the feasibility of merging into one entity. Any final merger would be subject to regulatory approval. This entity would provide a comprehensive array of services and network of integrated care throughout Wisconsin. Services will include Family Care, Family Care Partnership, SSI Managed Care, Medicare Dual Advantage and Badger Care Plus.
My Choice and Care Wisconsin have strong individual histories of care and service to their members and the communities they serve. My Choice began providing services as one of the original Family Care pilot counties in 2000. Care Wisconsin began as the first adult day care center in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1976 and in 1995 became the first Wisconsin agency to enroll people in the Partnership program.
The organizations have a history of collaboration and are very excited to begin this new chapter together. This merger will build upon the established strengths of both organizations and enhance their ability to effectively coordinate acute, primary, community-based and long-term care services for members with a focus on quality outcomes, member satisfaction, and a robust provider network.
Care Wisconsin Interim CEO Amy Ackerman said “The Care Wisconsin story began more than 40 years ago and we are excited that the next chapter includes merging with My Choice. Like us, they’ve been deeply rooted in and committed to the communities they serve. Our companies have a shared vision and passion for improving our members’ lives.”
This newly merged organization will continue to focus on members first, ensuring continuity of care and services for them, and continued effective and positive relationships with its valued network of providers and community partners.
"My Choice was one of the first Family Care MCOs in Wisconsin," said My Choice CEO Maria Ledger, "but we always strive to be innovative and creative. Care Wisconsin has been a great collaborator over the years and we are very much looking forward to this merger with them. I know we have a lot to learn from each other and we are very excited to get started."