Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid is pleased to announce that Blue Cross of Idaho (BCI) has passed the comprehensive evaluation required for implementation of the expanded Medicare-Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP). Since 2006, the True Blue Special Needs Plan has been an excellent option for coordinated care.
The True Blue Special Needs Plan is designed to coordinate all health related services for Medicare and Medicaid including:
Beginning July 1, the following services will be added to the Blue Cross of Idaho True Blue Special Needs Plan:
The True Blue Special Needs Plan provides all the benefits currently available through Medicare and Medicaid in a SINGLE coordinated health plan. Participants will receive ONE set of comprehensive benefits, ONE accountable entity to coordinate and deliver those services and ONE team coordinating all health care services based on individual needs and preferences.
The MMCP is an excellent voluntary option for all Dual eligible participants. Blue Cross of Idaho will be reaching out to all Idaho Dual Eligible participants through a statewide mailing. The MMCP is available in 33 counties:
Ada, Adams, Bannock, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Elmore, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Twin Falls, Valley and Washington
Interested participants can enroll Today!
The Medicare Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP) for all Dual Eligibles will expand to include Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) on July 1, 2014. Blue Cross of Idaho is now contracting with HCBS providers for the Medicare Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP). If you are currently a provider of Home Community Based Services and would like to become a provider for participants receiving services for the True Blue Special Needs Plan, please contact Lauri Rowell with Blue Cross of Idaho at 387-6654.
Blue Cross will be training all providers (in and out of network) on their claims processes. Watch for more information for the following dates:
Eastern Idaho – Week of June 2, 2014
Southern Idaho – Week of June 16, 2014
Northern Idaho – Week of June 16, 2014
Treasure Valley – Meetings will be scheduled the entire month of June as needed
The Medicare-Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP) is for participants who are eligible and enrolled for both Medicare and Medicaid.
Since 2006, the Division of Medicaid has offered the MMCP to provide a coordinated health coverage plan that has the following features:
Signing up for a Medicare Advantage Plan is voluntary. Medicaid will continue to pay for services such as long-term care, personal care, and developmental disability services.
The MMCP covers all medically-necessary and preventive services covered under Medicare Part A, Part B and prescription drug coverage under Part D as well as additional services covered by Medicaid. The MMCP also covers additional services over and above original Medicare/Medicaid, such as:
The MMCP is available in the following counties:
Ada, Adams, Bannock, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Elmore, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington counties.
If you have questions or would like more information, please call Division of Medicaid, Bureau of Long Term Care at (208) 287-1156 or Blue Cross at (888) 494-2583.