Home- and Community-Based Care Takes Center Stage in 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan Designs

From national plans such as Humana and Cigna to smaller regional ones like SCAN Health Plan, a large number of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are set to expand their home- and community-based supplemental benefit offerings in 2020. While details remain somewhat sparse, plans officially began announcing their 2020 offerings Monday, ahead of the upcoming annual […]

Aging in Place Often Viewed as a Pipe Dream by U.S. Seniors

Aging in place is the No. 1 preference of many older adults — and it’s often made possible thanks to the services of home-based care providers. Despite the outside help of these and other health care professionals, aging in place is widely seen as a pipe dream. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by […]

Aetna Working with CareLinx to Provide In-Home Services to Members

So far, health plans have been relatively tight-lipped about their strategies for offering in-home services and supports to members under expanded Medicare Advantage (MA) policies. They now appear to be finding their voice. On Wednesday, Aetna Medicare publicly announced for the first time it has teamed up with CareLinx and its nationwide network of more […]

Home Care Providers in These States May Be Best Positioned for Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment is expected to skyrocket in coming years, with more than one-third of Medicare beneficiaries currently signed up. But the pace of the great MA migration may be slower than originally anticipated — and vastly different across state lines. For home care providers, this means there could be fewer older adults with […]

SCAN Health Plan Grants $2 Million for Home-Based Care

 SCAN Health Plan recently awarded the Alliance for Leadership and Education (ALE) a $2 million grant to facilitate aging in place for California’s most vulnerable seniors. The not-for-profit health plans’ grant will fund the delivery of community-based home health services for Californians who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal (Medicaid) through the state’s Community-Based […]