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Upcoming Events

The Department of Health and Welfare will be hosting meetings for all Dual Eligible’ s along with Blue Cross of Idaho.  The purpose of the meetings are to provide information and opportunities for enrollment for all Idaho Dual Eligible participants.  Anyone interested in gaining more information about Coordinated Care for Dual Eligible’ s are encouraged to attend at the following locations and dates:

November 5 –10:00 – 11:30 - Boise Community Center, 3852 N Eagle Rd, Boise, ID 83713

November 5  - Caldwell  1:30 -3:00 - IDHW, 3402 Franklin, Caldwell

November 6 – Lewiston  1:30 -3:00 - IDHW, 1118 F Street, Lewiston

November 7 – CDA  1:30 -3:00 - IDHW, 1120 Ironwood Drive, suite 102, CDA

 

November 12 – Idaho Falls  1:30 -3:00 - IDHW 150 Shoup Ave – 2nd floor conference room, Idaho Falls

November 13 – Twin Falls  1:30 -3:00 - IDHW, 601 Pole Line road, Conference Room A, Twin Falls

November 14 – Pocatello  10:30  – 12:00 - IDHW, 1070 Hiline, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Pocatello

 

Implementation Update

Expanded MMCP goes live July 1, 2014

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:

  • Hospital services
  • Medical services
  • Prescription drug services and
  • Behavioral health services

Beginning July 1, the following services will be added to the Blue Cross of Idaho True Blue Special Needs Plan:

  • A&D Waiver Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • DD Targeted Service Coordination (DD Waiver services will continue to be provided through Medicaid)
  • Nursing Home and ICF/ID Services, as well as
  • Community-Based Rehabilitation Services

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!

  • Enroll over the phone by calling Customer Service Staff directly at (888) 495-2583
  • Call Customer Service Staff directly at (888) 495-2583 to have an application mailed
  • Apply online at www.truebluesnp.com

New Announcement - MMCP Providers for Blue Cross of Idaho

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.  

 

Medicare-Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP)

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:

    • It allows you to receive your Medicare benefits from a private plan rather than from the traditional fee-for-service (FFS) program.
    • It allows Medicaid to pay your Medicare premium for you.
    • It may give you better access to providers.
    • It may cover more of the medical services you need.
    • It’s easy to use. Just show your Medicare Advantage Plan identification card for services.

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:

    • Care Coordination
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Call-in 24 Hour Nurseline
    • Fitness Benefit

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) 495-2583. 

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