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Medicare Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP)

Medicaid is hosting in-person, LIVE meetings, exclusively for Dual Eligible Participants.  Two meetings are offered for your convenience, however only one meeting needs to be attended.  Meetings will be held on the following dates and times listed below:

 

  • April 8, 2015 Coeur d’Alene @ 1120 Ironwood Drive 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • April 9, 2015 Lewiston @ 1118 “F” Street 2nd Floor 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • April 10, 2015 Moscow @ 1350 Troy Hwy   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • April 14, 2015 Caldwell @ 3402 Franklin Road East Grand Teton Room 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • April 14, 2015 Boise-Meridian @ 3000 E. Pine Avenue (Blue Cross of Idaho), Meridian, ID 83642 Follow the signs to the Enrollment Center  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • April 15, 2015 Boise @ 7557 W. Ustick Road (Library at Cole and Ustick) 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • April 22, 2015 Idaho Falls @ 150 Shoup Ave 2nd Floor 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 6:00PM - 8:00 PM
  • April 23, 2015 Pocatello @ 1070 Hiline 2nd Floor 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • April 24, 2015 Twin Falls @ 601 Poleline Suite A&C 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meeting information will be shared and posted by Blue Cross of Idaho or you can contact:  Chris Barrott @ barrottc@dhw.idaho.gov

Please join us to learn the facts on the Medicare Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP) that is administered by Blue Cross of Idaho for all Idaho Dual Eligible participants.

The meeting agenda will include information on the following:

  • ­Who qualifies as a Dual Eligible?

  • ­What are the benefits of the MMCP and why is it a good thing for Idaho Duals?

  • ­How do Dual’s enroll in the plan?

 

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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