SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of kidney research, announced today its new affiliate, Satellite Health Plan, Inc. (HMO SNP), which will begin enrolling dialysis patients in its new Medicare Advantage plan beginning October 15, 2013.
Satellite Health Plan, which will become effective January 1, 2014, offers the same coverage as Medicare but with additional benefits, geared to kidney dialysis patients. The plan is available to Santa Clara County residents who have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and are Medicare eligible.
“Since opening our doors 40 years ago, Satellite Healthcare has focused on operating high-quality, patient-friendly dialysis centers that meet each patient’s long-term clinical care requirements,” said Marc Branson Executive Vice President at Satellite Healthcare. “We view Satellite Health Plan as a way to further enhance our patients’ overall access to quality and convenient care.”
“We are really pleased to offer the first ever Medicare Health Plan in Northern California designed specifically for Medicare beneficiaries living with kidney failure,” said Gary Cellini, CEO of Satellite Health Plan. “Members of Satellite Health Plan will have increased access to care in Santa Clara County which we believe will help improve their health outcomes.”
For more information, call Satellite Health Plan Member Services at 1-888-978-6095. (TTY users should call 1-800-735-2929).
Until February 14, 2014, hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST, 7 days per week. After February 14th, weekend and holiday calls will be handled by a voicemail system. Member Services also has free language interpreter services available.
To visit online: www.satellitehealthplan.com
About Satellite Healthcare:
Satellite Healthcare, Inc., is one of the nation’s first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, Satellite Health Plan and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides unparalleled early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare has a deeply entrenched commitment to philanthropy, from distributing millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney walks nationwide. Taken together, these activities enable the organization to advance the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can achieve a better life. www.satellitehealth.com
About Satellite Health Plan:
Satellite Health Plan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Satellite Healthcare, Inc., a provider of dialysis services and kidney disease therapy. Satellite Health Plan’s mission is to provide its members with personalized service, excellent healthcare programs and high quality coordinated care.
Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. This information is available for free in other languages.
Satellite Health Plan is an HMO chronic condition special needs plan with a Medicare contract to offer coverage to individuals diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Enrollment is Satellite Health Plan (HMO SNP) depends on contract renewal.
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