WellCare Patients: An Important Update on Your Coverage
Dear parents of our WellCare patients,
Effective May 1, 2021, Peachtree Park Pediatrics will no longer be a participating provider with WellCare of Georgia. This is not the result of any action of Peachtree Park Pediatrics. Rather, this change is the result of a merger of two Medicaid insurance carriers. More specifically, your child’s current insurance carrier, WellCare, is merging with Peach State Health Plan, and WellCare coverage will end on May 1, 2021. You will receive a letter from WellCare (via USPS) containing additional information and further instruction.
During the month of March 2021, members will be able to participate in WellCare’s special Choice Change Period. During this time, you will have the opportunity to select a new health plan that Peachtree Park Pediatrics participates with.
Peachtree Park Pediatrics is committed to being your child’s medical home and serving as their pediatrician. For that relationship to continue, you will need to follow the steps outlined by WellCare during the Choice Change Period. To continue as a patient with our practice you will need to complete both of the following steps:
1. Actively choose to become a member of one of the following plans with which we participate:
- CareSource of Georgia – Must be the CMO plan (Medicaid/PeachCare for Kids)
- Peach State Health Plan
2. While completing the Choice Change process, select a Peachtree Park Pediatrics doctor as your child’s primary care physician (listed below).
- Lauren Brown, MD
- Nicole Ellerine, MD
- Shea Fleming, MD
- Anna Kuo, MD
- Brent Speer, MD
- Brian Winn, MD
- Robert Wiskind, MD
PLEASE NOTE: You must complete BOTH of the above steps by March 31, 2021
If you do not complete the above steps, your child will automatically become enrolled with Peach State Health Plan. Despite being automatically enrolled, you will still need to choose a Peachtree Park Pediatrics doctor as your child’s primary care physician. Whether you choose to actively enroll in a plan or not, your child’s WellCare coverage will continue through April 30, 2021 and you will become an active member of your new health plan effective May 1, 2021.
Please let us know if we can help in any other way. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your children.
Peachtree Park Pediatrics, LLP
3193 Howell Mill Rd NW, Ste. 250