Georgia Families® is a program that delivers health care services to members of Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids®. The program is a partnership between the Department of Community Health and private care management organizations (CMOs). By providing a choice of health plans, Georgia Families allows members to select a health care plan that fits their needs.
Contacting Georgia Families
Members can visit www.georgia-families.com or call 888-423-6765 to speak to a representative who can give them information about the CMOs and the health care providers.
The three CMOs have toll-free numbers available for health care providers to find out more about enrolling with Georgia Families:
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Eligibility and Enrollment
Children enrolled in PeachCare and children, pregnant women and women with breast or cervical cancer on Medicaid are eligible to participate in Georgia Families. Members will continue to maintain eligibility and enrollment through Medicaid or PeachCare.
June 1, 2006 marks the beginning for members living in the Atlanta and Central region; those living in the East, North, Southeast and Southwest regions will be able to obtain services as of September 1, 2006. Health plans and primary care providers can be selected by calling a Georgia Families representative at 1-888-GA-ENROLL (423-6765) or by visiting the www.georgia-families.com.
Medicaid and PeachCare members will continue to be eligible for the same services they receive today as well as new services. Members will not have to pay more than they are currently paying for Medicaid co-payments or PeachCare premiums. With a focus on health and wellness, many CMOs will provide members with health education and prevention programs as well as expanded access to plans and providers, giving them the tools needed to live healthier lives. Providers participating in Georgia Families will have the added assistance of the CMOs to educate members about accessing care, referrals to specialists, member benefits, and health and wellness education.
Collaboration and partnership between CMOs and the Department of Community Health provides a more efficient delivery of health care services, better care for members and accountability to taxpayers while at the same time maintaining predictable and sustainable growth for the Department.