At CarePlus, one of our top priorities is to make it as simple and convenient as possible for you to get the services you need, when you need them. Because CarePlus Health Plans, Inc.'s Medicare Advantage HMO benefit plans are designed to help you stay healthy, we've developed programs and services that can help you focus on wellness and prevention, in order to promote healthy aging and keep you active.
CarePlus' disease management programs can help you manage certain chronic medical conditions. We keep track of the latest research on treatments and make sure you're informed. Using medical science and statistics together, we strive to identify members who are at risk for contracting conditions like diabetes, even before the symptoms surface.
Most beneficiaries and health care professionals would agree that good health begins with a proactive lifestyle; eating nutritious foods, not smoking, exercising regularly, good personal hygiene habits such as hand-washing, reducing stress and obtaining restful sleep. But here's another proactive measure to consider: preventive health screenings and vaccines.
Screenings can help uncover diseases early when they are easier to treat. Below is a list of recommended screenings based on the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for most adults.
An earlier start to, or additional screenings may be recommended by your physician depending on your health, age, race, gender, family history, and lifestyle. Why not schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss preventive screenings?
The CarePlus Social Services department helps members apply for public assistance. They work with programs like the Medicare Savings Program (coordinated with the state Medicaid program) and the Extra Help prescription drug assistance program among others. CarePlus has been helping members with their Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibility status since 2002. Using this service is completely voluntary. If you choose not to use this service, your enrollment into a CarePlus plan will not be affected.
The specific agency that offers the options for assistance will be the one responsible to determine your eligibility. You are also free to apply for public assistance directly with the sponsoring agency.
For more information on the services offered by our Social Services team, please see the brochure by clicking on the following links below.