Medicare Advantage is a health insurance program offered by the U.S. government. It can be used instead of Medicare Parts A and B. Medicare Advantage is often used in conjunction with preferred provider organization and health maintenance organization managed care programs. It is available through commercial insurance companies and those companies are compensated by the federal government. However, while original Medicare claims are processed by the Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Services, Medicare Advantage claims are not. Still, enrollees can use it to receive all the benefits of Medicare Part A and B.
Sometimes called Medicare Part C, many types of Medicare Advantage plans provide the prescription drug benefit plan, or Medicare Part D. The Medicare Advantage plans that do are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plans. Plans that provide Medicare Part D benefits receive separate payments from the federal government for providing those benefits. While Medicare beneficiaries that wanted to use private health plans to receive their Medicare benefits have been able to do so since the 1970s, the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act gave that system the name Medicare Advantage.
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One excellent healthcare company that provides Medicare Advantage plans as well as physician practice services is InnovaCare Health. Led by President and CEO Dr. Rick Shinto. CAO Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare Health has been providing the highest quality medical care to Medicare Advantage patients since the program’s inception. At InnovaCare, they use sustainable, cost-effective healthcare models, and the most advanced medical technologies to provide the best outcomes for patients while controlling cost. The company’s operations in Puerto Rico offers PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. The programs have almost 200,000 members that receive services from more than 7,500 providers.
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At InnovaCare Health the patient is their top priority. They work to provide patients America with the high-quality care they need. In today’s complex healthcare environment, InnovaCare Health is redefining healthcare management to ensure patients get the services they need from well-trained specialists in a timely manner. That has led to improved health of the patients in their Medicare Advantage and Provider Networks programs and make InnovaCare Health one of North America’s leading managed healthcare service providers.
The InnovaCare Health team uses strong patient-provider relationships, quality care, effective communication, high standards, experienced leadership, accountability, and a commitment to working towards an enhanced quality of life for every patient, as its guide to attaining results-oriented goals.
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