Making sure you have the most efficient Healthcare coverage possible is one of the most important things that you can do. But making sure you understand which platforms you are eligible for can be a tricky thing for the average person. When it comes to enrolling in Medicaid and Medicare — do you know which plan makes the most sense for you?
The majority of people over the age of 65 are eligible for Medicare who have maintained consistent work and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years for Medicaid, Healthcare.gov explains that Medicaid provides coverage for “some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. In some states, Medicaid has been expanded to cover all adults below a certain income level”.
These Healthcare platforms can be hard to navigate for most people, that’s why providers that offer both are the most attractive for the majority of Americans who are looking for the right coverage. VillageCareMAX, a provider-based managed long-term care plan that offers options for Medicaid and Medicare eligible individuals, has recently entered into a value‐based payment arrangement with Atlas IPA, a network of Essen Health Care providers.
VillageCareMax and Essen Health — a new partnership to help New Yorkers find Medicaid and Medicare coverage.
Through this arrangement, VillageCareMAX and Essen Health Care will work together to coordinate all covered services for Atlas patients enrolled in VillageCareMAX’s integrated plan to provide care delivery in a direct and seamless way. This approach will provide a more positive member experience, with a focus on taking the burden off of patients and their family members and creating a sense of confidence and assurance in the care of this new amazing partnership. In addition, this partnership promises greater efficiency around the total cost of care with the strength of the collaborative data and support.
This partnership will be beneficial for New Yorkers as Essen Health Care is one of the premier health care organizations in New York with over 250 providers across Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County. Essen Medical Associates, P.C. is a comprehensive multi-specialty medical group that provides Primary Care, Urgent Care, House Calls, Care Management, Nursing Home and Adult Home divisions. Essen’s values and dedication to their patients come from over 20 years of service to medically underserved communities and the passion to innovate towards a better healthcare delivery system. VillageCareMAX is the managed care division of VillageCare, an innovative continuing care organization that has offered post-acute care, community services and managed care options to people living in New York City for over 40 years.
VillageCareMAX Health Plans include VillageCareMAX Managed Long-Term Care Plan (MLTC); VillageCareMAX Full Advantage FIDA Plan; and two Medicare Advantage Plans, VillageCareMAX Medicare Health Advantage (HMO SNP); and VillageCareMAX Medicare Total Advantage (HMO SNP).