SCAN Health Plan helps seniors see long-term horizons. With a goal of allowing seniors to live independently in their own homes longer, the company provides Medicare Advantage HMO health insurance to about 130,000 seniors in Southern California and Arizona. In addition to medical and prescription drug coverage, the not-for-profit organization offers transportation services for doctor visits, personal care assistance, caregiver relief, and home meal delivery, among other services. The company partnered with health care management company INSPIRIS to provide similar services to SCAN members in the Phoenix market. SCAN Health Plan was founded by seniors as the Senior Care Action Network in 1977.
SCAN provides members access to a network of more than 150 hospitals and 21,000 local physicians. That network expanded in 2009 when St. Joseph Health System and Scottsdale Healthcare joined the group, adding nearly 1,000 additional primary care physicians to the SCAN network.
In addition to its Medicare Advantage plan offered in seven counties of Southern California, the company runs a long-term care Medicare and Medicaid option program in Maricopa County in Arizona. The program is sponsored by the state of Arizona.
In 2009 SCAN Health Plan joined with six Arizona health insurers to form the Arizona Association of Health Plans. The group's aim is to increase access to health care to the state's residents.
SCAN Health Plan focuses on helping senior citizens manage their health care while remaining at home. The firm believes that its services will help control the rising cost of health care in the US by keeping seniors out of nursing care facilities. – less