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National Study Reports Staggering Spending Increases Among Seniors With Chronic Conditions Through Original Medicare - Special Needs Plan Program Offers Solution For Those In Texas
Date:3/1/2010

essful 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

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