Who We Are
Care Network of East Alabama (CNEA) was established in 2011 as a not-for-profit organization. Its mission was to promote patients having a medical home and to address the needs of Patient 1st Medicaid patients in east Alabama.
What We Do
We provide case management for patients of physicians who accept Patient 1st Medicaid in order to help improve quality of care while containing costs. Care Network staff members work closely with primary care physicians and pediatricians to help patients manage chronic illnesses and to impact the quality and efficiency of care for their Medicaid Patient 1st patients.
Care Network of East Alabama identifies patients and targets healthcare through a collaborative support network. Primary care providers, hospitals, social services and other community agencies work directly with CNEA to ensure prevention, treatment and complete continuity of care.
The goal of this team approach is to improve quality of care for patients while containing costs to Alabama Medicaid.
Who We Serve
We were established to promote primary care (the medical home) and to address the needs of Patient 1st Medicaid patients. Many Patient 1st patients have diverse combinations of chronic health conditions and face challenges to accessing healthcare effectively. Some characteristics of our patient population include:
- Acute illness
- Multiple hospitalizations
- Visiting multiple providers in multiple systems
- Unstable housing
- Mental illness
- Frequent emergency department visits
- Lack of family or community support
Care Network of East Alabama serves patients in seven counties: Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Lee, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa.