DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and SCAN Health Plan have
expanded their chronic condition special needs plan (C-SNP) for
individuals with end stage renal disease (ESRD) into Los Angeles and
Orange Counties beginning Jan. 1, 2014. The HMO plan, called
VillageHealth®, has already begun enrolling members.
"We are excited to expand this plan that combines DaVita's kidney care
expertise and HealthCare Partners® extraordinary care management
infrastructure to create a comprehensive product for patients with
kidney failure," said Todd Ezrine, DaVita VillageHealth general manager.
"This plan has proven to be very appealing to ESRD patients."
VillageHealth is focused on clinical quality and patient satisfaction
and is designed specifically to address the unique needs of kidney care
patients. This plan is available to ESRD, kidney transplant and
post-transplant patients who are Medicare eligible. SCAN and DaVita®
have been offering the VillageHealth C- SNP as a Point-of-Service plan
in Riverside and San Bernardino counties since 2006.
"Chronically ill patients have special needs, and dialysis in particular
can be a difficult process for both patients and their families," said
Romilla Batra, M.D., SCAN corporate medical director. "Coordinated care
plans like VillageHealth can lead to better patient outcomes and overall
improved quality of life."
VillageHealth members receive all care management and dialysis services
from DaVita HealthCare Partners' team of specially trained
professionals, including nephrologists, nurse practitioners, care
managers and pharmacists.
"Our patient members choosing this plan receive a strong wellness
program, complex care coordination as well as new benefits including
services like comprehensive dental coverage, vision coverage and
unlimited support with regard to their nonemergency transportation
needs," said Jeff Flick, vice president of national government prgrams
for DaVita HealthCare PartnersSM.
The interdisciplinary care team will coordinate the patient's total care
and help the patient navigate the various care settings such as dialysis
centers, hospitals and specialist offices. Plan members receive their
entire Medicare professional and hospital services as well as their
prescription drug benefit through VillageHealth.
In 2013 VillageHealth received the highest patient satisfaction rating
of any C-SNP in California. The plan received a 92 percent satisfaction
rating in Medicare's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and
Systems (CAHPS) 2013 survey.* CAHPS surveys have been conducted annually
by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services since 1995. The survey
results are available to the general public to help individuals make
more informed choices among health plans.
*Source: 2014 Medicare & You, Center for Medicare and
Medicaid Services, Southern California edition, page 149e, September 2013
For 35 years SCAN Health Plan has been focusing exclusively on the
unique needs of seniors and others on Medicare. The company currently
has 150,000 members in California and Arizona. Further information may
be obtained at scanhealthplan.com
or on Facebook facebook.com/scanhealthplan.com.
About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners, a Fortune 500® company, is the parent
company of DaVita and HealthCare Partners. DaVita is a leading provider
of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to
patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As
of September 30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative
services at 2,042 outpatient dialysis centers in the United
States serving approximately 166,000 patients, and at 67 centers in ten
countries outside of the United States. HealthCare Partners® manages and
operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks
in California, Nevada, Florida, Arizona and New Mexico in its pursuit to
deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate
manner. As of September 30, 2013, HealthCare Partners provided
integrated care management for approximately 760,000 managed care
patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.
DaVita, HealthCare Partners, and DaVita HealthCare Partners are
trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
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