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Information for Providers

As an authorized Provider for SMH Care, employees and their dependents of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, we recognize your desire to offer quality care while controlling costs. The Gulf Coast Medical Management team is available to work with you in assisting the members with access to the care they need in the most cost-efficient manner. This team consists of 5 Clinical Care Facilitators (licensed RN’s and a LCWS), a Chronic Disease Case Manager and a Pharmacy Case Manager.

Please contact the Gulf Coast Medical Management team for your SMH Care patients who require any of the following:

  • Assistance with current Authorizations for surgical and diagnostic procedures
  • Assistance with referrals to out-of-network facilities and out-of-network physician providers when medically necessary
  • Care coordination between primary care physicians, specialists, and other providers with those having chronic disease conditions
  • Review of currently prescribed drug regimens where generic substitutions are appropriate

To contact the Gulf Coast Medical Management team directly:

RN Case Managers
(941) 917-4326
Pharmacy Case Manager
Linda-Kelleher@smh.com
Chronic Disease Case Manager
Anne-Weidler@smh.com

SMH Care offers self-insured health plans to its employees and their dependents. SMH Care is contracted with Meritain, a third party payor to pay healthcare claims. Please contact Meritain 800.925.2272 or Meritain for assistance with the following questions.

  • Eligibility questions
  • Authorization questions
  • To determine if specific procedures, products, or treatments are covered under the SMH Care plans
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