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Rockford Orthopedic Associates RunRight 5K Run & Kids’ Fun Run

The RunRight 5K Run (and Kids’ Fun Run) is a race sponsored by Rockford Orthopedic Associates to benefit RAMP. The race will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Rock Valley College campus, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Registration is from 7-7:30 a.m., and all participants are encouraged to arrive early to prepare your bib, mingle with other racers, and visit the vendors that will be on site. The race will begin at 8 a.m., with the kids’ 1/4-mile fun run to immediately follow.

Register online at http://runright5k.eventbrite.com/ or print the registration from from http://rampcil.org/wp-content/uploads/Paper-Registration-form.pdf. Anyone registering on race day, the fee must be paid with a $35 check. All registrants will receive a free event race shirt when registering by Aug. 24. Packets and shirts may be picked up Friday, Aug. 30, at the Rockford Orthopedic Clinic, 5875 E. Riverside Blvd.

For more about the RunRight 5K, contact Brittany Smith, (815) 381-7368 or brittany.smith@rockfordortho.com.

Rockford Orthopedic Associates offers full-service bone and joint subspecialty care to help individuals return to an active and healthy lifestyle. The mission of Rockford Orthopedic Associates is to provide a higher standard of orthopedic care.

Medicaid recipients transitioning to Integrated Care Program

RAMP consumers living in Winnebago or Boone counties enrolled in Medicaid might be transitioning to the Integrated Care Program. Those who will be required to make this change will receive a letter from Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) explaining the process.

The Integrated Care Program is for older adults and adults with disabilities who are enrolled in Medicaid, but not Medicare. The program has a team of providers and case managers to help you reach your health goals — and help you stay well.

Here is how to enroll:

1. Choose a primary care provider (PCP) — You will choose a doctor or clinic to be your PCP. Your PCP will keep all your records, take care of you when you’re sick, and help you manage diseases and medical conditions. Your PCP will also answer your questions, give you information to help you stay healthy, and make referrals when you need a specialist. To find out if the health plan has the providers you use, call your doctor or 1-877-912-8880.

2. Choose a health plan — When you enroll (become a member) in the Integrated Care Program, you will also choose a health plan. All health plans have a choice of doctors, specialists and hospitals, a team of people working with you to help you reach your health goals and covered services plus extra services to help you live an independent healthy life. If you do not choose a health plan, they will choose you, so it is better if you choose because you know your healthcare needs best.

3. Enroll! — There are two ways to enroll. Call 1-877-912-8880 (TTY 1-866-565-8576) or online at www.EnrollHFS.Illinois.gov and click “Enroll.” After you enroll, the health plan will send you a Welcome Packet in the mail.

Care Coordinators from each of the plans can help you find the providers and services you need.

Aetna — 1-866-212-2851 (TTY 1-800-526-0857) www.aetnabetterhealth.com

Community Care Alliance of Illinois — 1-866-871-2305 (TTY 1-888-461-2378) www.ccaillinois.com

IlliniCare Health Plan — 1-866-329-4701 (TTY 1-866-811-2452) www.illinicare.com

Need help? Call 1-877-912-8880 (TTY 1-866-565-8576). The call is free, and they can help you learn more about the Integrated Care Program, choose a health plan or PCP, find out if your doctor is in one of the health plans, see if you can change your health plan and get in touch with your health plan.

From the Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2013, issue

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