Navigation Links
Care Improvement Plus Achieves Top Scores for First SNP Evaluation Measures
Date:11/19/2008

BALTIMORE, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Improvement Plus, one of the nation's largest chronic condition Special Needs Plans (SNPs), announced today that it has received top scores from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the evaluation of its structure and process measures. The measures are the first in a series of new requirements evaluating the performance of SNPs in providing high quality care and improving health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries.

"We are thrilled to be recognized for the comprehensive nature of our approach to managing the care of our chronically ill members," said Frederick C. Dunlap, board chairman and chief executive officer of XLHealth, which owns and operates Care Improvement Plus. "The successful completion of these reporting requirements is an important first step toward securing a permanent place within Medicare for special needs plans."

In December of 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced plans to contract with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to implement a three phase strategy to evaluate SNPs. The first phase of the evaluation process includes a review of a set of structure and process measures that are scored by a team of clinical quality experts. Plans are scored based on their ability to meet required elements concerning case management, member satisfaction, and clinical quality improvements. In addition, during the first phase 13 HEDIS(R) measures will be used to further evaluate the quality of care SNPs are providing.

Created by the federal government through the Medicare Modernization Act, SNPs are Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans designed to meet the unique needs of certain groups of Medicare beneficiaries, including those with chronic health conditions, those that reside in institutions, and those that are dual-eligible.

Care Improvement Plus offers a variety of ser
'/>"/>

SOURCE Care Improvement Plus
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Broad-based group of physicians calls for improvement in stroke treatment
2. Home Care Agencies Responding to Patients Needs - Still Have Room for Improvement
3. Eclipsys User Network Brings Eclipsys Clients Together to Share Outcome Improvement Strategies
4. National Award Recognizes Delmarva Foundation and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Quality Improvement Efforts
5. New study of Concerta showed significant improvement of ADHD symptom management in adults
6. Education program leads to lasting improvement of cancer knowledge in African Americans
7. Education program leads to lasting improvement of cancer knowledge in African-Americans
8. Dilon Technologies Explores Improvements in Molecular Breast Imaging
9. Eclipsys Sunrise Radiology Helps Trinitas Hospital Achieve Financial Outcome Improvements
10. Long-term improvement seen with hip replacement
11. Monotherapy BYETTA(R) Showed Significant Improvement in Glucose Control and Weight Loss in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 One week ahead ... Worker Safety announced today it will extend compensation benefits ... months’ wages for workers displaced as a result of ... Alliance inspections have resulted in the closure of five ... five cases, raising immediate safety concerns. In May, the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Platforms (Land, Airborne, Naval), Application (Software Defined Radios, ... Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East ... by MarketsandMarkets, the market is estimated to be ... register a CAGR of 5.56% to reach $39.52 ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... In his latest blog post at http://www.perwickstrom.com , ... Wickstrom has listed 5 ways to follow-up without being ... get information or sometimes even just return an inquiry, ... a skill that most people don’t have,” commented Per ... dialogue moving without coming across as annoying – let ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Creek, MI (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a ... recovery they can believe in, has launched a new ... , The new section highlights:, , ... Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), including ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Ivalua, ... latest results of the 4th “Trending in Procurement” ... model. , Every day multinational corporations process ... expense forms etc. To meet this challenge, more ... suites which can be defined as a suite ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety to Double Compensation for Displaced Factory Workers; Members Vote to Extend Wage Benefits from Two to up to Four Months 2Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Per Wickstrom’s Latest Blog Post Lists 5 Ways to Follow-up Without Being Annoying 2Health News:Latest A Forever Recovery Launches Eating Disorders Section on Website 2Health News:‘Source-to-Pay’ e-Procurement Is Real Performance Driver for Purchasing Departments 2Health News:‘Source-to-Pay’ e-Procurement Is Real Performance Driver for Purchasing Departments 3
... Hospitality Solutions with Pro:Idiom , Enable MSOs to ... R.L. Drake , an American ... highly innovative communications solutions for over 65 years, has ... cable transcoders to cable operators in the United States ...
... April 1, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK ... regulatory applications to expand the use of TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) ... as a first-line therapy regimen combined with anti-hormonal ... breast cancer in Europe and the United States.The ...
... low-level shoulder separations can commonly be treated nonsurgically and ... in the April 2009 issue of the Journal ... JAAOS ) finds that many surgeons still disagree on ... fall in between. , , Shoulder separations, clinically ...
... an important contribution to future clinical therapeutic approaches. The ... Nature and will be a central topic of ... which will take place in Munich from April 2nd ... mechanisms of blood formation (hematopoiesis) will be presented in ...
... Organization for disAbilities Resources champions company,s effortsGAITHERSBURG, Md., ... Disability Matters Award in the category of Work ... supporting people with disabilities and their families. The ... and Springboard Consulting. The integrated food and facilities ...
... mid-level, common injury ROSEMONT, Ill., April 1 While low-level shoulder ... surgery, a literature review published in the April 2009 issue of ... ( JAAOS ) finds that many surgeons still disagree ... in between., , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drake Nabs 'Suite Deal' as Distributor of Pro:Idiom(R) Hospitality Solution to U.S. and Canadian Cable Operators 2Health News:GSK Submits TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) (lapatinib) for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer in Europe, US 2Health News:GSK Submits TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) (lapatinib) for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer in Europe, US 3Health News:GSK Submits TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) (lapatinib) for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer in Europe, US 4Health News:GSK Submits TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) (lapatinib) for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer in Europe, US 5Health News:Healing a shoulder separation 2Health News:Last step leading to blood cell formation elucidated 2Health News:Sodexo Receives 2009 Disability Matters Award 2Health News:Sodexo Receives 2009 Disability Matters Award 3Health News:Healing a Shoulder Separation 2Health News:Healing a Shoulder Separation 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis patients want ... a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. ... National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that 74 ... that comes in a form other than a pill ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today announced it has established ... from the severe cold weather that has gripped much of ... those in need; so to support these emergency relief efforts ... $250,000, which could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Broad ... announced today that they have launched a strategic ... targets and develop novel therapies for inflammatory bowel ... worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen collaboration brings together scientists with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4
... Aug. 2 SciQuest, Inc ., a leading ... enablement solutions, is showcasing how they hope to "transform ... focus on three key healthcare purchasing and procurement issues at ... Healthcare Resource & Materials. AHRMM10 takes place today through ...
... , NEW YORK , Aug. 2 ... medical membership, announced today that, effective August 1, 2010 ... Indemnity Reference Laboratory Networks.  This expansion ensures broader choices for ... on service, quality and choice, and reduces the need for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SciQuest Showcasing Methods for 'Transforming the Future' of Healthcare Purchasing and Procurement 2SciQuest Showcasing Methods for 'Transforming the Future' of Healthcare Purchasing and Procurement 3SciQuest Showcasing Methods for 'Transforming the Future' of Healthcare Purchasing and Procurement 4Empire BlueCross BlueShield Expands Lab Networks -- Creating Broader Choice, Robust Competition and Lower Costs for Consumers 2
The ACCU-DISC™ pressure monitoring system offers the advantage of accurate delivery of fluids to the body with the ability to monitor the pressure of those fluids in discography interpretation....
... Besides pioneering read-through motion and low perfusion ... introduce many other breakthrough designs, including sensors ... identifier that automatically tells the oximeter which ... to use sensors made specifically for the ...
... The ImmunoWELL Mumps IgG ... for the qualitative detection of ... results are used as an ... infection. Immune status may be ...
... ImmunoWELL EBNA IgG Test is an ELISA method ... Epstein-Barr Virus nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1) in human serum. ... conjunction with other testing such as the EBV ... IgG tests and/or heterophile tests, the results can ...
Medicine Products: