SCAN Health Plan Arizona Adds Two Special Needs Plans for Chronic Conditions

SCAN Heart First (HMO SNP) and SCAN Balance (HMO SNP) Available for Eligible Members in Maricopa and Pima Counties

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announced the introduction of two new HMO Special Needs Plans (HMO SNPs) for Medicare-eligible residents in Maricopa and Pima counties. The plans are designed to help members with diabetes or heart disease better manage their chronic conditions.

The SCAN Balance (HMO SNP) plan is for Medicare beneficiaries with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. In this plan there is no co-payment for insulin or diabetic supplies, such as a monitor, test strips or lancets. The Heart First (HMO SNP) plan is available to anyone with Medicare who has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease or chronic venous thromboembolic disorder. SCAN uses social workers, case managers and other professionals to help members with chronic conditions.

All SCAN members receive exceptional core benefits, which include no monthly premium; no co-payments for primary care office visits, annual physical exams, lab services or X-rays; no co-payments for screenings for breast, prostate and colorectal cancers; free access to Healthways’ SilverSneakers Fitness Program; and 12 free one-way trips for medical appointments. Benefits for SCAN Balance and Heart First HMO SNP members also include annual eye and hearing exams with no co-payment, up to 12 podiatry visits per year, and routine acupuncture and chiropractic services for a $25 co-payment. Members of the SCAN Balance or Heart First HMO SNP are eligible for up to 28 days of meals delivered to their home following discharge from the hospital or a skilled nursing facility.

“SCAN Health Plan dedicates 100 percent of its efforts to keeping members healthy and independent, which is exactly what we had in mind when we developed the Special Needs Plans for those with chronic conditions,” said Dick Peitzmeier, vice president of SCAN Health Plan Arizona.

Medicare enrollees, who are newly diagnosed with chronic conditions and are eligible for one of SCAN’s Special Needs Plans, may join at anytime throughout the year. For all other Medicare beneficiaries, annual enrollment is currently underway and runs through December 7, with membership effective January 1, 2014.

SCAN Balance (HMO SNP) and Heart First (HMO SNP) are HMO plans with Medicare contracts. Enrollment in SCAN Health Plan Arizona depends on contract renewal. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Specific information on SCAN Health Plan Arizona’s 2014 benefit offerings is available at or by calling 855-561-7226, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. TTY/TDD users may call 711.

For 35 years SCAN Health Plan has been focusing exclusively on the unique needs of seniors and others on Medicare. The company currently has nearly 150,000 members in California and Arizona. Further information may be obtained at or on Facebook at .

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