History

Origin

The name “CareMore” was chosen because it embodies a philosophy that inspires proactive care and a caring touch—qualities that continue to drive our success.

CareMore’s foundation was established over 20 years ago as an innovative medical group that reorganized the healthcare delivery system in order to proactively manage health and improve quality in the high-risk Medicare population. Throughout its history, CareMore has led the industry in clinical and quality outcomes, and continues to innovate with the aim of maintaining that industry leadership.


Timeline

1993

Sheldon Zinberg and physicians operating 28 medical offices in Southern California launch CareMore Medical Group.

1997

CareMore restructured as a Medicare Advantage program and focus turns to elderly patient care.

The Medicare Advantage program was deliberately chosen as a strategic mechanism to fund our program because it allows us to construct financial incentives that are aligned with patient outcomes.

2005-2010

+15% yearly membership growth

2006

Acquired by JP Morgan

2007

Introduces Special Needs Plans

2009-2010

Expands to Northern California,
Nevada, and Arizona

2011

CareMore serves 50,000 patients
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Acquired by WellPoint

later renamed Anthem

2013-2014

Expands to Ohio, Virginia, and Tennessee incorporating Medicaid patients

2015-16

CareMore serves 100,000 patients
/
Expands to Georgia

2016

Expanding to Iowa and beyond

Today, CareMore serves high-risk Medicare, Medicaid, and dual populations that drive the majority of costs in the healthcare system. This success has led us to build other core capabilities, as we have recently expanded in some locations to include Medicaid populations.