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HealthCare Partners, IPA, Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO, Recognize Seniors Taking Their Healthcare Concerns Directly to Lawmakers in Washington, DC
Date:10/7/2009

n McCarthy and senior level staff members of Senator Kristen Gillibrand, expressing a clear, direct message to protect Medicare Advantage. The lawmakers were receptive and eager to learn more about HCP, IPA and how it implements health care coverage. Both Congressman Ackerman and Congresswoman McCarthy (herself a former nurse) expressed interest in the personal stories from Mr. and Mrs. Tower and asked their respective staff to follow up with HCP, IPA. Senior staffers with Senator Gillibrand let the group know they are aware of the aspects of Medicare Advantage that have been successful and cost effective.

"HCP, IPA implements Medicare Advantage in a manner that is far more satisfactory and economical than the rest of the nation," explained Dr. Gastright. "By offering lower out-of-pocket costs for seniors, we can ensure more seniors have access to affordable, coordinated, preventative care. We can provide a much broader range of services vital to an aging population such as prescriptions, vision, hearing, dental, fitness, and mental health. Our case managers work closely with patients checking on them to coordinate care and reduce hospital admissions, where the highest costs occur."

HCP, IPA has also made substantial investment in using electronic medical records insuring accuracy, saving time and costs as well. "HCP, IPA represents a successful working model of managed, coordinated, patient-doctor centric, cost effective care that is similar in philosophy to the Mayo and Cleveland Clinics. It is important as part of our community outreach that we encourage our seniors to take their concerns directly to Members of Congress letting them know in a smart, rational manner what has made an impact on their health care and their lives," said Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO of HCP, IPA.

"Encouraging our seniors to let their voices be heard and know their experiences provides us with needed feedback as we constantly are evaluating our care and serv
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