For seniors the pricing is good of course as there’s no monthly premium or co-payments for office visits.  In other parts of the country Medicare Advantage rates are rising  and some plans are being dropped by insurers.  Scan has been around for 35 years in California and quite imagea while in Arizona.  It’s interesting to see what insurers are doing now.  The other day I saw Kaiser outsourcing behavioral and mental health to Optum, as they got fined a short while back for not having enough of those resources.  We don’t know what the Lifeprint Optum Medical Network doctors get paid at this point but here again are two companies who do the same thing partnering so Scan is not for profit while Optum is for profit.  I don’t know how long ago it was since Optum purchased Lifeprint.  BD 

Seniors Facing Some Sharp Medicare Advantage Premium Increases And Many Plans are Being Dropped As CMS Gets Their Next Dose of Said Algorithmic Fraud To Sort Out With the Risk Fiddlers…

“Lifeprint is already part of Optum™ with services you benefit from, including Optum Behavioral Health, Optum Rx and Optum Care Management. Fully joining the Optum family will give your doctors access to a national network of support and resources, so we can deliver even better care at a local level.”


PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SCAN Health Plan Arizona announced today its 2015 Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan (MAPD) benefits for Maricopa and Pima counties. The SCAN Classic (HMO) plan will continue to include comprehensive preventive and hospital care plus complete prescription drug coverage – with no monthly plan premiums and no deductibles.

In addition, Optum Medical Network will join the SCAN Health Plan provider network effective January 1, 2015. Formerly known as Lifeprint, Optum Medical Network includes a large network of primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals throughout the greater Phoenix area. As a result, SCAN members in Maricopa County will have access to an expanded network of primary care and specialty physicians. Members will also continue to have access to DaVita HealthCare Partners Medical Group.

SCAN Health Plan is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in SCAN Health Plan Arizona depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, co-payments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Other providers are available in our network.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141001005386/en/SCAN-Health-Plan-Arizona-Announces-2015-Benefits#.VCwcxqMUzKc

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