Since the devastation of Sandy, VNSNY’s Emergency Response team is coordinating the efforts of thousands of professional and paraprofessional clinicians and office staff who continue to work around the clock to ensure that care is delivered seamlessly. Please donate online now to help us give New Yorkers the care they deserve, call 212-609-1525 to make a contribution over the phone, or print our donation form and mail it directly to us. We have established the VNSNY Relief Fund to help the many patients and employees affected by the aftermath of Sandy.
VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans
VNSNY CHOICE was created by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York to bring together the health professionals and providers who care for you, plus the medical services you need to live well at home. The seven health plan options currently being offered by VNSNY CHOICE include Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Preferred, Medicare Maximum, Medicare Classic, Medicare Enhanced) Long Term Care plans, (VNSNY CHOICE Total, VNSNY CHOICE MLTC) and VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth, a health plan for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. VNSNY CHOICE health plans are open to residents living within the Medicare Advantage or MLTC service areas, and are eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, or both. For more information about any VNSNY CHOICE plan or the service areas covered by VNSNY CHOICE, please contact us.
Visiting Nurse Service of New York's Choice Health Plans: Continuous Care Management for Dually Eligible Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries
The Commonwealth Fund and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement convened 15 experts in May 2013 to help address the controversy over the measurement of hospital readmissions. Experts agreed that Medicare should, through payment and other means, be encouraging greater coordination of care, improvement in care transitions, and mitigation of risks that leave patients vulnerable to readmission.
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The Visiting Nurse Service of New York's Choice Health Plans: Continuous Care Management for Dually Eligible Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York created a managed care plan serving lower-income, vulnerable patients enrolled in a partially capitated Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care program or a fully capitated Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan, or both. Every health plan member is assigned a care manager who collaborates with an interdisciplinary care team and the member’s primary care physician to enhance access to appropriate services, improve care coordination and transitions, and promote optimal health outcomes and independent living. Other key components of the model include comprehensive member assessments, patient and family education, transitional and palliative care provided by nurse practitioners, and the use of risk stratification, information technology, and staff training. Over time, Medicare plan members have experienced fewer hospital admissions, readmissions, and emergency visits. The health plan’s experience should inform organizations and policymakers interested in integrating care for patients with special needs.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Fraud Claims Against Visiting Nurse Service For Obtaining Millions In Medicaid Payments By Enrolling Ineligible Individuals In Its Managed Long
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Thomas O’Donnell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General’s (“HHS-OIG”) New York Region, announced today that the United States has settled civil fraud claims under the False Claims Act against VISITING NURSE SERVICE OF NEW YORK, VNS CHOICE, and VNS CHOICE COMMUNITY CARE (collectively, “VNS”) related to the enrollment of ineligible members in the VNS Choice managed long-term care plan (“Choice MLTCP”). VNS improperly billed the Medicaid program for 1,740 members whose needs did not qualify for the managed care plan. These members were improperly referred by social adult day care centers (“SADCCs”), or received services primarily from SADCCs, many of which provided substandard and minimal care.
Medicare Plans & Coverage: Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D
Medicare is a federal insurance program that covers hospitalization expenses as well as doctor and medical expenses. To be eligible for Medicare, one must be an American citizen 65 years or older, or younger with a qualifying disability.
Home Health Care Agencies Massachusetts
This information is provided as a public service. While every effort is made to assure accuracy, the information may be incorrect due to recent changes in provider status, name or address. This information should not be used as a sole source in selecting a home care, home health or hospice provider.