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UAMS offers a way for our employees and their family members to have substantial savings in health care. Employees who are insured by the University of Arkansas Health Plan, which is administered by UMR, have the opportunity to take advantage of SmartCare.
The deductible under the SmartCare program is reduced from $750 to $250, a savings of $500. Co-pays for primary and specialty care are also reduced. One of the best things about SmartCare is that you don't have to sign up for it. If you come to UAMS for your care and are enrolled in the U of A health plan, you will automatically pay less out of pocket for your healthcare. To better understand your health plan benefits and how they are improved under SmartCare, view this presentation.
You can take advantage of the SmartCare benefits by using UAMS physicians, clinics and facilities. To maximize your UAMS SmartCare benefits you should select a UAMS primary care physician (PCP). You can use our Find a Doctor search to find the right PCP for you (only physicians at UAMS clinics and AHECs are under SmartCare). Even if you choose not to have a UAMS primary care physician, SmartCare benefits also include UAMS specialists.
UAMS employees can schedule appointments via email at email@example.com. You also have priority access to appointments through a dedicated appointment line at 501-686-8749.
You maintain the choice of where you want to go for your medical care, but now there's an extra incentive for coming to UAMS.
Visit the SmartCare Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
To Make an Appointment
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-686-8749.
For Specific Questions or Concerns
Call 501-686-8749 or email email@example.com.
What Do These Mean?
Co-insurance is 20% with the maximum amount per person as $1,000. This is your share of the costs of a covered health care service. You pay co-insurance plus any deductibles you owe.
Co-pay is $10 for a visit with a UAMS primary care physician (family medicine, internal medicine and geriatrics), eye exam in the Jones Eye Institute or UAMS outpatient mental health visit. For UAMS specialists, this is $25 per visit. This is the fixed amount you pay for a covered health care service, usually when you receive the service.
Deductible is $250 under SmartCare. This is the amount you owe for health care services your health insurance or plan covers before your health insurance or plan begins to pay.
Primary Care Physician is a physician who directly provides or coordinates a range of health care services for a patient. Primary care specialties are family medicine, internal medicine and geriatrics.