Navigation Links
Health Plans Highlight Value of Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans; Urge Congress to Extend Program
Date:4/24/2008

AHIP releases new Medicare Advantage innovations book

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a briefing today on Capitol Hill hosted by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), health plans showcased the value Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNP) provide to the most vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040830/AHIPLOGO )

AHIP is urging Congress to extend the SNP program beyond 2009 and remove the existing moratorium on new SNPs and service areas to ensure beneficiaries with special needs have access to plans that are specifically tailored to address their issues.

"Many chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries rely on Special Needs Plans to get the coordinated, specialized health care they need," said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of AHIP.

Special Needs Plans serve the most vulnerable Medicare populations, including Medicaid/Medicare dual eligibles, beneficiaries with severe and disabling chronic conditions, and those living in nursing homes.

These plans provide extra benefits and targeted services, including:

-- Tailored care management and collaboration with providers;

-- Additional benefits, such as dental and vision benefits;

-- Reduced cost-sharing for prescription drugs and specialized services;

-- Integrated mental and behavioral health treatment;

-- Face-to-face counseling services; and

-- Access to community based social services.

AHIP also released a new report on the innovative programs Special Needs Plans and other Medicare Advantage plans are providing to help Medicare beneficiaries get high quality health care and other services. This report can be found here: http://www.ahipresearch.org/PDFs/CPRMakingDifference.pdf.

America's Health Insurance Plans -- Providing Health Benefits to More Than 200 Million Americans


'/>"/>
SOURCE America's Health Insurance Plans
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
3. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
4. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
5. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
6. Loneliness is bad for your health
7. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
8. Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin
9. For Health Info, Women Often Turn to the Web
10. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
11. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/26/2017)... Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) , ... September 26, 2017 ... ... exciting nutritional ingredient that is not only entirely new and different, it is ... extracts, announced today that the company has received an exclusive license agreement with ...
(Date:9/26/2017)... ... September 26, 2017 , ... Data Integrity: , The ... **, Dec. 5-6, 2017 – Arlington, VA, http://www.fdanews.com/fdadataintegrity , ... indicate the firm’s electronic records may not be trustworthy and reliable … a more ...
(Date:9/26/2017)... ... September 26, 2017 , ... The 2017 American Academy ... “The Magic of Fat,” revealed not only the latest about cosmetic procedures to remove ... an evolution in cosmetic medicine. , “Fat really is magical, especially when it comes ...
(Date:9/26/2017)... ... ... “Good Morning Sunshine!: Finding Strength and Comfort in God”: a hopeful and ... Comfort in God” is the creation of published author, Terri Braun, a mother of ... at a local mental health center for over twenty years, helping the severely and ...
(Date:9/26/2017)... ... September 26, 2017 , ... “Sonflower Submission”: a relatable and concise reality ... destinations of negativity, complaining and the need to always be correct. There comes a ... for a lesson in stress-less living to be learned. “Sonflower Submission” is the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Md. , Sept. 22, 2017  As the ... Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and ... Information notes that the medical device industry is in ... medical device tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical ... But they also want covered patients, increased visits and ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that uses ... today:   ... Jim ... Tom Tefft ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and business ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: