2018 Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) DS-R7444

Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) By UnitedHealthcare



Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) is a 2018 Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan plan by UnitedHealthcare. This plan from UnitedHealthcare works with Medicare to give you significant coverage beyond original Medicare. If you decide to sign up you still retain Original Medicare. But you will get additional Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage from UnitedHealthcare and not Original Medicare. All Medicare SNPs also provide Medicare additional Part-D drug coverage. Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) DS-R7444 is a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP). A Dual Eligible SNP is for beneficiaries who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. If you have Medicare and get help from Medicaid you can join any Medicare SNP you qualify for or switch plans at any time.



2018 Medicare Special Needs Plan Details

Plan Name:
Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP)
Plan ID:
DS-R7444
Special Needs Type: Dual-Eligible
Provider: UnitedHealthcare
Plan Year:2018
Plan Type: Regional PPO
Monthly Premium C+D: $22.90


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Coverage Area for Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP)

State: Georgia
South Carolina
County:Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker,
Baldwin, Banks, Barrow,
Bartow, Ben Hill, Berrien,
Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley,
Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch,
Burke, Butts, Calhoun,
Camden, Candler, Carroll,
Catoosa, Charlton, Chatham,
Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee,
Clarke, Clay, Clayton,
Clinch, Cobb, Coffee,
Colquitt, Columbia, Cook,
Coweta, Crawford, Crisp,
Dade, Dawson, Decatur,
DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly,
Dougherty, Douglas, Early,
Echols, Effingham, Elbert,
Emanuel, Evans, Fannin,
Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth,
Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer,
Glascock, Glynn, Gordon,
Grady, Greene, Gwinnett,
Habersham, Hall, Hancock,
Haralson, Harris, Hart,
Heard, Henry, Houston,
Irwin, Jackson, Jasper,
Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins,
Johnson, Jones, Lamar,
Lanier, Laurens, Lee,
Liberty, Lincoln, Long,
Lowndes, Lumpkin, Macon,
Madison, Marion, McDuffie,
McIntosh, Meriwether, Miller,
Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery,
Morgan, Murray, Muscogee,
Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe,
Paulding, Peach, Pickens,
Pierce, Pike, Polk,
Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman,
Rabun, Randolph, Richmond,
Rockdale, Schley, Screven,
Seminole, Spalding, Stephens,
Stewart, Sumter, Talbot,
Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor,
Telfair, Terrell, Thomas,
Tift, Toombs, Towns,
Treutlen, Troup, Turner,
Twiggs, Union, Upson,
Walker, Walton, Ware,
Warren, Washington, Wayne,
Webster, Wheeler, White,
Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes,
Wilkinson, Worth, Abbeville,
Aiken, Allendale, Anderson,
Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort,
Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston,
Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield,
Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington,
Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield,
Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown,
Greenville, Greenwood, Hampton,
Horry, Jasper, Kershaw,
Lancaster, Laurens, Lee,
Lexington, Marion, Marlboro,
McCormick, Newberry, Oconee,
Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland,
Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter,
Union, Williamsburg, York,


The Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) DS-R7444 is available to residents in Georgia, South Carolina, and all Medicare SNPs must provide Medicare additional prescription drug (Part-D) coverage. Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) is a Regional PPO. A preferred provider organization (PPO) is a medicare plan that has created contracts with a network of "preferred" providers for you to choose from at reduced rates. You do not need to select a primary care physician and you do not need referrals to see other providers in the network. Offering you a little more flexibility overall. You can get medical attention from a provider outside of the network but you will have to pay the difference between the out-of-network bill and the PPOs discounted rate.

Part-C Premium

UnitedHealthcare plan charges a $0.00 Part-C premium. The Part C premium covers Medicare medical, hospital benefits and supplemental benefits if offered. You generally are also responsible for paying the Part B premium.



Part-D Deductible and Premium

The Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) plan has a monthly drug premium of $22.90 and a $405.00 drug deductible. This UnitedHealthcare plan offers a $22.90 Part D Basic Premium that is below the regional benchmark. This covers the basic prescription benefit only and does not cover enhanced drug benefits such as medical benefits or hospital benefits. The Part D Supplemental Premium is $0.00 this Premium covers any enhanced plan benefits offered by UnitedHealthcare above and beyond the standard PDP benefits. This can include additional coverage in the gap, lower co-payments and coverage of non-Part D drugs. The Part D Total Premium is $22.90. The Part D Total Premium is the addition of the supplemental and basic premiums for some plans this amount can be lower due to negative basic or supplemental premiums.



Premium Assistance

Depending on your income level you may be eligible for full 75%, 50%, 25% premium assistance. The Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) medicare insurance plan offers a $0.00 premium obligation if you receive a full low-income subsidy (LIS) assistance. And the payment is $5.70 for 75% low income subsidy $11.40 for 50% and $17.20 for 25%.



Part C Premium: $0.00
Part D (Drug) Premium: $22.90
Part D Supplemental Premium $0.00
Total Part D Premium: $22.90
Drug Deductible: $405.00
Tiers with No Deductible: 0
Benchmark: below the regional benchmark
Type of Medicare Health Plan: Defined Standard Benefit
Drug Benefit Type: Basic
Full LIS Premium: $0.00
75% LIS Premium: $5.70
50% LIS Premium: $11.40
25% LIS Premium: $17.20
Initial Coverage Limit:$3750
Gap Coverage: No


Gap Coverage

In 2018 once you and your plan provider have spent $3,750 on covered drugs. (combined amount plus your deductible) You will be in the coverage gap. (AKA "donut hole") You will be required to pay 35% for brand-name drugs and 44% on generic drugs unless your plan offers additional coverage. This UnitedHealthcare plan does not offer additional coverage through the gap.



Plan Services






Health plan deductible


$0



Diagnostic procedures/lab services/imaging


Diagnostic tests and procedures In-Network $0 copay
Diagnostic tests and procedures Out-of-Network 20%
Lab services In-Network $0 copay
Lab services Out-of-Network $0 copay
Diagnostic radiology services (e.g., MRI) In-Network $0 copay
Diagnostic radiology services (e.g., MRI) Out-of-Network 20%
Outpatient x-rays In-Network $0 copay
Outpatient x-rays Out-of-Network 20%



Hearing


Hearing exam In-Network $0 copay
Hearing exam Out-of-Network $0 copay
Fitting/evaluation Not covered
Hearing aids - inner ear In-Network $0 copay
Hearing aids - inner ear Out-of-Network $0 copay
Hearing aids - outer ear Not covered
Hearing aids - over the ear In-Network $0 copay
Hearing aids - over the ear Out-of-Network $0 copay



Preventive dental


Office visit In-Network $0.00
Office visit Out-of-Network $0 copay
Oral exam Covered under office visit
Cleaning Covered under office visit
Fluoride treatment Not covered
Dental x-ray(s) Covered under office visit



Comprehensive dental


Non-routine services Not covered
Diagnostic services Not covered
Restorative services Not covered
Endodontics Not covered
Periodontics Not covered
Extractions Not covered
Prosthodontics, other oral/maxillofacial surgery, other services In-Network $0 copay
Prosthodontics, other oral/maxillofacial surgery, other services Out-of-Network $0 copay



Vision


Routine eye exam In-Network $0 copay
Routine eye exam Out-of-Network $0 copay
Other Not covered
Contact lenses In-Network $0 copay
Contact lenses Out-of-Network $0 copay
Eyeglasses (frames and lenses) In-Network $0 copay
Eyeglasses (frames and lenses) Out-of-Network $0 copay
Eyeglass frames Not covered
Eyeglass lenses Not covered
Upgrades Not covered



Mental health services


In-Network $0 copay
Out-of-Network $1,300 per stay
Outpatient group therapy visit with a psychiatrist In-Network $0 copay
Outpatient group therapy visit with a psychiatrist Out-of-Network $0 copay
Outpatient individual therapy visit with a psychiatrist In-Network $0 copay
Outpatient individual therapy visit with a psychiatrist Out-of-Network $0 copay
Outpatient group therapy visit In-Network $0 copay
Outpatient group therapy visit Out-of-Network $0 copay
Outpatient individual therapy visit In-Network $0 copay
Outpatient individual therapy visit Out-of-Network $0 copay



Skilled Nursing Facility


In-Network $0 copay
Out-of-Network Coming soon



Rehabilitation services


Occupational therapy visit In-Network $0 copay
Occupational therapy visit Out-of-Network $0 copay
Physical therapy and speech and language therapy visit In-Network $0 copay
Physical therapy and speech and language therapy visit Out-of-Network $0 copay



Ambulance


In-Network $0 copay
Out-of-Network 20%



Transportation


In-Network $0 copay
Out-of-Network $0 copay



Other health plan deductibles?


In-Network No



Foot care (podiatry services)


Foot exams and treatment In-Network $0 copay
Foot exams and treatment Out-of-Network $0 copay
Routine foot care In-Network $0 copay
Routine foot care Out-of-Network $0 copay



Medical equipment/supplies


Durable medical equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, oxygen) In-Network $0 copay
Durable medical equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, oxygen) Out-of-Network 20% per item
Prosthetics (e.g., braces, artificial limbs) In-Network $0 copay
Prosthetics (e.g., braces, artificial limbs) Out-of-Network 20% per item
Diabetes supplies In-Network $0 copay
Diabetes supplies Out-of-Network 20-30% per item



Wellness programs (e.g. fitness nursing hotline)


Covered



Medicare Part B drugs


Chemotherapy In-Network $0 copay
Chemotherapy Out-of-Network 20%
Other Part B drugs In-Network $0 copay
Other Part B drugs Out-of-Network 20%



Maximum out-of-pocket enrollee responsibility (does not include prescription drugs)


$6,700 In and Out-of-network
$6,700 In-network



Optional supplemental benefits


No



Inpatient hospital coverage


In-Network $0 copay
Out-of-Network $1,300 per stay



Outpatient hospital coverage


In-Network $0 copay
Out-of-Network 20% per visit



Doctor visits


Primary In-Network $0 copay
Primary Out-of-Network $0 copay
Specialist In-Network $0 copay
Specialist Out-of-Network $0 copay



Preventive care


In-Network $0 copay
Out-of-Network $0 copay



Emergency care/Urgent care


Emergency $0 copay
Urgent care $0 copay




Ratings for Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) DS

2018 Overall Rating
Part C Summary Rating
Part D Summary Rating
Staying Healthy: Screenings, Tests, Vaccines
Managing Chronic (Long Term) Conditions
Member Experience with Health Plan
Complaints and Changes in Plans Performance
Health Plan Customer Service
Drug Plan Customer Service
Complaints and Changes in the Drug Plan
Member Experience with the Drug Plan
Drug Safety and Accuracy of Drug Pricing


Member Experience with Health Plan

Total Experience Rating
Getting Needed Care
Timely Care and Appointments
Customer Service
Health Care Quality
Rating of Health Plan
Care Coordination


Member Complaints and Changes in Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) Plans Performance

Total Rating
Members Leaving the Plan
Complaints about Health Plan
Beneficiary Access
Health Plan Quality Improvement


Health Plan Customer Service Rating for Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP)

Total Customer Service Rating
Timely Decisions About Appeals
Reviewing Appeals Decisions
Call Center, TTY, Foreign Language


Staying Healthy, Screening, Testing, & Vaccines

Total Preventative Rating
Breast Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Annual Flu Vaccine
Improving Physical
Improving Mental Health
Monitoring Physical Activity
Adult BMI Assessment


Managing Chronic And Long Term Care for Older Adults

Total Rating
SNP Care Management
Medication Review
Functional Status Assessment
Pain Screening
Osteoporosis Management
Diabetes Care - Eye Exam
Diabetes Care - Kidney Disease
Diabetes Care - Blood Sugar
Controlling Blood Pressure
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Improving Bladder Control
Reducing Risk of Falling
Plan - Cause Readmissions


Member Experience with the Drug Plan

Total Rating
Rating of Drug Plan
Getting Needed Prescription Drugs


Drug Safety and Accuracy of Drug Pricing

Total Rating
MPF Price Accuracy
Drug Adherence for Diabetes Medications
Drug Adherence for Hypertension (RAS antagonists)
Drug Adherence for Cholesterol (Statins)
MTM Program Completion Rate for CMR


Ratings For Member Complaints and Changes in the Drug Plans Performance

Total Rating
Complaints about the Drug Plan
Members Choosing to Leave the Plan
Beneficiary Access
Drug Plan Quality Improvement


Care Improvement Plus Dual Advantage (Regional PPO SNP) Drug Plan Customer Service ratings

Total Rating
Appeals Auto Forward
Appeals Upheld
Call Center, TTY, Foreign Language


Source: CMS.

Plans as of September 2, 2017.

Star Rating as of September 6, 2017.

For More Information on Ratings Please See the CMS Tech Notes Here.

Notes: Data are subject to change. All contracts for 2018 have not been finalized. For 2018, enhanced alternative plans may offer additional cost sharing reductions in the gap on a sub-set of the formulary drugs, beyond the standard Part Part D benefit.

Includes 2018 approved contracts/plans. Employer sponsored 800 series plans and plans under sanction are excluded.

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