Navigation Links
National Study Reports Staggering Spending Increases Among Seniors With Chronic Conditions Through Original Medicare - Special Needs Plan Program Offers Solution For Those In Texas

BALTIMORE, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The staggering rise in Medicare spending over the past two decades has been caused by treating seniors with chronic conditions, says a recent study appearing in the leading health policy journal Health Affairs. Millions of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illness could benefit from customized care coordination offered through Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs), and absent from fee-for-service Medicare.

The study, presented at a National Press Club briefing, suggested that care coordination, evidence-based community prevention and support for patient self-management are the cornerstones for successful treatment of seniors with chronic illnesses.

Care Improvement Plus, Texas' largest SNP, today encouraged state Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illnesses to find out if they're eligible for assistance under these coordinated care plans. They also called on Congress to consider the issues of coordinated care and chronic disease management for those on Medicare with chronic illnesses as they debate health reform.

"This study raises a red flag on an issue that will not go away unless addressed head-on and brought to the attention of the millions of seniors who are not aware of the care they should be receiving," said Paul Serini, Executive Vice President, XLHealth Corporation, which owns and operates Care Improvement Plus. "This conversation on the effective management of chronically ill seniors is a critical component to improving the nation's health care system."

Care Improvement Plus' Special Needs Plans provide preventive care, identifying problems before they become acute, and bridges gaps by coordinating care—ensuring physicians, caregivers and pharmacists are kept informed of member's health status, and assisting those who are medically homeless to access necessary care.  Care Improvement Plus currently serves over 17,705 members in Texas.

The study, titled "Chronic Conditions Account for Rise in Medicare Spending from 1987-2006," was published in the February online edition of Health Affairs, a prominent peer-reviewed monthly journal.

About XLHealth Corporation

XLHealth Corporation ( ) is the owner and operator of Care Improvement Plus (, a Medicare Advantage health plan committed to delivering quality health care benefits and serving the underserved. Focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing health care spending, Care Improvement Plus provides comprehensive Medicare coverage and a Part D prescription drug benefit, plus additional services such as dental and vision coverage, and care management support.

SOURCE XLHealth Corporation

Back to top



SOURCE XLHealth Corporation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. National Sleep Awareness Week(R) (March 7-13): How Are You Sleeping?
2. Brain Injury Association of Washington Provides National Leadership in Concussion Safety & Awareness
3. Wellspring Camps Kicks Off National Nutrition Month With $500 Discount On Summer Enrollment
4. National Kidney Month 2010: Stories of Hope About the Prevention and Maintenance of Kidney Disease from The Kidney TRUST
5. HealthyCircles™ Partners With BridgeGate International™ to Extend Its Online Exchange of Health Information
6. American Kidney Fund Raises Awareness, Honors Kidney Heroes during National Kidney Month
7. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and OpenHelixTM Announce an Updated Free Tutorial Suite for VISTA: Tools for Comparative Genomics
8. March Is National Social Work Month: Social Workers Work to Inspire Community Action While Facing Threats of Budget Cuts
9. American Red Cross Responds Internationally and at Home to Chile Quake
10. International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team on Standby as It Monitors Situation in Chile and Potential Tsunami Areas
11. Gilsbar's Health & Lifestyle Management Program Wins First Place Award at the National Workforce Health Economics Summit
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A team of Swiss doctors has ... it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings on the website. Click here ... the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed by EPP ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice ... The company is offering customers 10% off of their purchase of lice treatment product. ... at full price. According to a company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure way ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, ... Table 1-1 ). More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – ... according to WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is hosted by ... of issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world with a ... the subjects consumers focus on, one episode at a time. , In the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD College is proud to announce ... (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored to ... of twelve colleges and universities in the state of California make the cut. CBD ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)...  The total global healthcare industry is expected to grow ... Latin America has the highest projected growth at ... Japan ), is second with growth projected at 11.5%. ... healthcare expenditure. In 2013-2014, total government funded healthcare was nearly ... to 41.2% in 2013-2014. In real terms, out of pocket ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  The American Academy of ... (ACOG), and the March of Dimes cheered today,s ... Our Infants Act of 2015 (S.799), which ... newborns born exposed to drugs, such as opioids, ... introduction, all three organizations have worked together leading ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015 AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge ... of at least $15.8  Million to expand its ... NC . The expansion will provide additional ... the growing demands of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology ... expansion will provide up to 40,000 square feet ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: