MENUHomeNewsTopics A - Z
Accessibility|Contact|Privacy|Terms|Cookies

SCAN Health Plan for Seniors and Low Income Applicants


  • Published: 2010-02-03 : Author: Disabled World
  • Synopsis: Information on the SCAN health plan providers for seniors and low income applicants.

The SCAN Health Plan (SCAN) is a not-for-profit health plan founded in 1977 and based in Long Beach, California.

The organization serves more than 110,000 people with Medicare in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino San Diego and Ventura counties, California, and Maricopa county Arizona.

The SCAN Health Plan organization also manages one of the largest Multi-Purpose Senior Service Projects (MSSP) in California. The MSSP provides community-based, long-term care and personal care coordination for low-income, frail seniors.

A similar program managed by SCAN, called Linkages, provides case management and community services to support independence for persons with disabilities.

The company also offers a health plan for Medicare and Medicaid-eligible individuals as part of the state's long term care program in Maricopa county. In 2009, SCAN expanded to Santa Clara, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties in northern California. Also in 2009, SCAN acquired Medcore Health Plan in San Joaquin county, California and now serves more than 2,000 residents there.

Origins

SCAN was formed by a group of seniors who were frustrated by their lack of access to services and who wanted an organization that addressed their specific needs. These seniors formed the Senior Care Action Network, now known as SCAN Health Plan.

SCAN is one of the California Long-Term Care Alternatives (Home and Community-Based Service Options) healthcare providers, and has provided the care needed to keep more than 75,000 seniors out of nursing homes.

Today, SCAN is the fourth largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plan in the United States, and is developing its business to geriatric related health management, such as geriatric nursing, geriatric rehabilitation to facilitate and enhance seniors' ability to manage their health, and to continue to control where and how they live.

Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.


Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be, and information on blood group types/compatibility.






Disclaimer: This site does not employ and is not overseen by medical professionals. Content on Disabled World is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Reporting Errors: Disabled World is an independent website, your assistance in reporting outdated or inaccurate information is appreciated. If you find an error please let us know.

© 2004 - 2018 Disabled World™