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INPATIENT HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS UPDATE . .
Attention: Participating Providers

Effective April 20, 2015, Care Improvement Plus (CIP) will begin to perform a concurrent medical necessity review for acute hospital stays for participating providers and integrate the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Two Midnight Rule as part of the clinical criteria for the concurrent medical necessity review. This means that Participating providers should submit a notification and the supporting clinical documentation that will support the clinical review process. For more information, please click on the “Provider News” section.


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INPATIENT HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS UPDATE . .

Why we're a great choice

Care Improvement Plus is a Medicare Advantage plan committed to delivering quality health care benefits and services. We offer a choice of plan options. Our Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans are for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, cardiovascular disorder and/or heart failure. Additionally, we offer plan options for Medicare beneficiaries who have both Medicare and Full Medicaid through our Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP)(Local PPO SNP) Plans. For those beneficiaries who don't qualify for our Special Needs Plans (such as spouses and caregivers of our Special Needs Plan members), we have a Medicare Advantage (Regional PPO)(Local PPO) Plan option.



This page was last updated on: 2/25/2015 4:54:02 PM
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Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party.

The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, 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. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.

Eligible beneficiaries must use network pharmacies to access their prescription drug benefit, except under non-routine circumstances, and quantity and restrictions may apply. It may cost more to get care from out–of–network providers, except in an emergency. If there isn’t a network provider available for you to see, you can go to an out–of–network provider but still pay the in–network amounts. The health providers in our network can change at any time.

To be eligible for a Care Improvement Plus Regional PPO plan you must be a Medicare beneficiary living in Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina, or Texas and have both Medicare Part A and Part B to enroll.

To be eligible for a Care Improvement Plus Local PPO plan you must be a Medicare beneficiary living in select counties of: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas or Wisconsin and have both Medicare Part A and Part B to enroll.

To be eligible for a Care Improvement Plus Chronic Conditions Special Needs Plan, you must have diabetes and/or heart failure and/or, cardiovascular disorder. This plan is available to anyone having a qualifying chronic care condition. Members may enroll in the plan only during specific times of the year. Contact Care Improvement Plus for more information. If you have diabetes, heart failure, cardiovascular disorder or Medicaid/Low Income Subsidy, you may qualify to enroll in a Care Improvement Plus Special Needs Plan ANYTIME of the year by exercising a “Special Election Period.

To be eligible for a Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage Plan, you must be enrolled in state Medicaid and be a dual eligible beneficiary whom the State holds harmless for Part A and Part B cost sharing. This plan is available to anyone who has both medical assistance from the state and from Medicare. If you are a full benefit dual beneficiary and your Part B premium is paid for by the State, you will not be responsible for paying your Part B premium. Premiums, copays, co-insurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of extra help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details.

You may be able to get Extra Help to pay for your prescription drug premiums and costs. To see if you qualify for Extra Help, call:

  • 1–800–MEDICARE (1–800–633–4227). TTY users should call 1–877–486–2048, 24 hours a day/7 days a week;
  • The Social Security Office at 1–800–772–1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users should call, 1–800–325–0778; or
  • Your State Medicaid Office.

People with limited incomes may qualify for Extra Help to pay their prescription drug costs. If eligible, Medicare could pay for 75% or more of your drug costs including monthly prescription drug premiums, annual deductibles, and coinsurance. Additionally, those who qualify will not be subject to the coverage gap or a late enrollment penalty. Many people are eligible for these savings and don’t even know it. For more information about this Extra Help, contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security at 1– 800–772–1213.TTY users should call 1–800–325–0778. You can also apply for Extra Help online at www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp. If you qualify for Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug coverage costs, Medicare will pay all or part of your plan premium. If Medicare pays only a part of this premium, we will bill you for the amount that Medicare doesn’t cover.


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