JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Medicare Advantage Plan announced its expansion into 6 counties in northern New Jersey – Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Somerset and Union. Northern New Jersey's only zero premium PPO open-access Medicare Advantage plan has partnered with New Jersey's premier physicians and healthcare facilities to offer member-centric programs focused on improving and maintaining our customers' health.
"Before launching the CarePoint Medicare Advantage Plan, we invested in the best-in-class technology, created the highest quality Care Management programs, and minimized bureaucracy that is otherwise typical in competing plans," said Alex McLean, CEO of CarePoint Health Plans. "We firmly believe that in order to ensure improved clinical outcomes, our members must be able to access the right provider for their specific needs and have complete choice of provider with zero restrictions."
CarePoint Medicare Advantage Plan's Care Management programs link members to a team of providers in order to deliver individualized care. "We don't believe in providing cookie-cutter health care, said McLean. "We are founded on the belief that profitability will come from working hand-in-hand with our members and the care team to promote overall health and well-being. Profits should not be driven by denying care or claims. None of our employees are incentivized to reduce costs – they are only incentivized to improve health outcomes, which is unique in the industry."
The CarePoint Medicare Advantage Plan has also adopted a patient-centric approach when dealing with claims management. The plan is an industry leader in claims approvals and fast turnaround rates for both care approval and claims payment. In 2014 CarePoint Medicare Advantage Plan increased its membership to become the #2 in market share in Hudson County.
CarePoint Medicare Advantage differs from standard healthcare plans in several key ways. The plan has a team of dedicated nurse practitioners who can visit patients in the comfort of their own homes. It is also the only plan in the region that offers an over-the-counter benefit that provides many pharmacy items without member cost-sharing.
The plan will be available for 2015 enrollment this fall during the open enrollment period, from October 15th through December 7th. The CarePoint Medicare Advantage Plan is available in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties.
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