SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Satellite Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of Satellite Healthcare, Inc., will become effective January 1, 2014. Satellite Health Plan (HMO SNP) offers the same coverage as Medicare but with additional benefits, designed for kidney dialysis patients.
The plan is available to Santa Clara County residents who have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and are Medicare eligible. Satellite Health Plan, will begin enrolling members in its new Medicare Advantage plan beginning October 15, 2013.
“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 access to care managers and pharmacists who will help them and their families navigate the often confusing health care environment, ensure timely access to care, and coordinate important transitions of care like the one experienced between hospital discharge and arriving at home.”
Under Satellite Health Plan, a team of experts will develop individual care plans to address each member’s unique health needs. The member will be matched with a nurse care manager knowledgeable in ESRD to help them understand their coverage and answer questions.
“For the past 40 years 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.”
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 Health Plan:
Satellite Health Plan 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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