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CARE1st Migration

Effective on June 1, 2019, CARE1st will integrate into WellCare Health Plans, Inc. systems and platforms. You can review all communications and required changes related to the integration here.


There are several updates related to the authorization process. Please review our quick reference guide available to you as of 6/1/2019. This guide details our authorization strategy and high level requirements. We also recommend that you use the Authorization Lookup Tool to identify which services requires authorizations.

Quick Reference Guide

The Quick Reference Guide (available on 6/1/2019) is a document that lists important mailing addresses, phone fax numbers, authorization requirements and additional information that will help guide you through the migration.

Authorization Lookup Tool

Beginning June 1, 2019, providers can navigate to the Providers section in the Main Menu at the top of every page to find the Authorization Lookup Tool.

Secure Provider Portal

Our all-new provider portal is here. You have access to a portal that streamlines your work, keeps you up-to-date more than ever before and provides critical information. We have a variety of video training available so you can learn about all the features available.

View Highlights of the New Portal:

CARE1st Migration Documents

Contains key phone numbers and information on claims, appeals and more.

The Care1st integration date has changed! On June 1, 2019, Care1st Health Plan Arizona Inc. (Care1st), a WellCare company, will integrate with WellCare and be known as WellCare of Arizona.

Provider Portal Training Guides

This role lets you control all activity within the self-service provider portal as it pertains to your contract with WellCare.

The new provider portal has roles to accommodate different job functions in provider offices. Each role allows users to access a designated set of tools and features in the portal.

Provider Portal Reference Guide

To register (get a username and password), please visit the account registration page.


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Last Updated On: 2/22/2019