Medicare Advantage plans provide Medicare recipients an alternative to the basic Medicare options. Under the Medicare Advantage Plans private companies will bid for the opportunity to take on a client, and the selected company provides services to the individual, subsidized by the government.
Medicare Advantage plans must adhere to strict guidelines laid out by the federal government.
– Their package must include all the benefits of basic Medicare
– Out-of-pocket costs must be limited to no more than $6,700 per year
– For some services, copays cannot be higher than they would be under basic Medicare
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Some Medicare Advantage plans offer services not available under the original Medicare, such preventative dental and vision care. While there is debate about the benefits of Advantage plans over the original Medicare, it seems to be the case that Medicare Advantage plans generally offer patients greater access to preventative care services.
Rick Shinto, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health recognizes the possible advantages offered by Medicare Advantage plans, which is why InnovaCare offers them and Provider Networks. Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides brings over two decades of experience in federally managed health care, and the Medicare Advantage plans at InnovaCare are designed to meet the mental and physical needs of their patients.
Currently, InnovaCare Health offers two Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico: MMM Healthcare Inc and PMC Medicare Choice, Inc. These plans are growing rapidly due to the holistic approach of the companies and their focus on not just the physical but emotional well-being of plan members. They focus on the highest-quality practices and constant improvement and innovation at medical science advances. MMM and PMC are the only health care plans in Puerto Rico that have obtained Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, indicating their plans go beyond even the extensive NCQA requirements for quality care.
The leadership at InnovaCare Health is dedicated to ensuring that patients are the top priority. This means providing the highest quality medical care, developing strong relationships between providers and patients, developing and using innovative medical practices, and taking a holistic team approach to the needs of each patient.
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