The plan may limit membership to people in one of these groups, but may enroll other people as well.
A Medicare Special Needs Plan may help manage and coordinate the many services and providers their members use to help them stay healthy, follow their doctor's orders related to diet and prescription drugs, and help coordinate coverage between Medicare and Medicaid. They may also identify a care coordinator to develop personal care plans to coordinate all health care provider efforts to meet the patient's needs. For example, a Medicare Special Needs Plan for people with diabetes might use a care coordinator to help members monitor blood sugar, follow their diet, get proper exercise, get needed Preventive Services
such as eye and foot exams, and get the right medicines to prevent complications.
A Medicare Special Needs Plan for people with both Medicare and Medicaid might help members access community resources and coordinate many of their Medicare and Medicaid services.
Visit www.medicare.gov on the web to get help learning about and comparing Medicare Special Needs Plans in your area. Select "Compare Health Plans and Medigap Policies in Your Area." Or, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY
users should call 1-877-486-2048.