For everyone eligible
for Medicare, a complicated new program called Part D will help pay for medicines starting January 1, 2006.
Starting in 2006, 40 million elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries become eligible for the new outpatient pharmacy benefit.
People eligible for Medicare and Medicaid will now be able to have their coverage entirely through the Medicare program.
Senior Whole Health, a leading health care plan with a history of specializing in integrated care management services for seniors 65 and older, today announced the availability of its Special Needs Plans (SNPs) to 30,000 Medicare/Medicaid dual eligible and Part D beneficiaries in Connecticut's Hartford, New Haven and Middlesex counties.
This integrated care management model which we are introducing in Connecticut has proven highly successful in Massachusetts, where we currently serve participating dual eligible beneficiaries and have recently expanded beyond the eastern part of the state into Worcester County," says R.
In a related analysis, we examined the prevalence of self-reported depression at baseline and remeasurement for the dually eligible population and compared their results with Medicare-only eligibles.
Table 1 lists demographic characteristics and medical conditions of the dually eligible versus Medicare-only eligibles for Cohort II, baseline (1999).
Senior Whole Health, a leading health care plan providing intensive, integrated case management services to seniors 65 and older, today announced the launch of its portfolio of Special Needs Plans (SNPs) to Medicare/Medicaid dual eligible
and Part D beneficiaries in Connecticut's Hartford, New Haven and Middlesex counties.
automatically will receive an initial 8% risk adjustment, but the final risk adjustment will vary based upon the health status of each covered beneficiary.
We're very pleased to offer Tulare county's Medicare eligibles
with this new plan option.
Verispan's MMA Benchmark Series uses the power of Verispan's industry-leading longitudinal patient database to track patients throughout the calendar year to see the rate at which they will be eligible
to receive critical portions of the Medicare benefit, including the "doughnut hole" and catastrophic portions, as proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Table 1 compares per eligible
payments of the dually eligible
with non-dually eligible
Medicaid enrollees based on an analysis of Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2002 Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) data.