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WellCare Taps IkaSystems for Medicare Enrollment

The cloud-based ikaMedicareGateway will help automate data exchanges, new member applications and plan changes.

Tampa, Fla.-based WellCare, an administrator of government-sponsored healthcare programs, has selected ikaMedicareGateway, a new cloud-based Medicare enrollment system from Southborough, Mass.-based ikaSystems.

The system will help WellCare automate complex data exchanges with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, new member applications and current member plan changes, the companies say in a statement. Agents and brokers will also be able to verify beneficiary eligibility in real time.

“WellCare understands the importance of a seamless enrollment and plan change process, and ikaMedicareGateway will facilitate continued improvement in member satisfaction,” Walt Cooper, chief administrative officer for WellCare, says in a statement. “Equally important for WellCare, this new technology enables us to reduce administrative costs and sustain significant focus on regulatory compliance.”

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