The Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care Plus (HMO SNP) program started January 1, 2020. The Special Needs Plan (SNP) will continue in its current form for a three-year period. The program serves older adults and people with disabilities.
Benefits to being in the SNP program include:
- The member’s care is coordinated between Medicare and Medicaid covered benefits.
- A care manager is assigned to coordinate benefits and services.
- Individual care plans and care teams are there to support member needs.
Requirements of the Plan include:
- An Initial Health Risk Assessment (HRA) within 90 days of SNP enrollment. The HRA includes assessment of medical, social, functional and behavioral health needs.
- Another HRA is completed within a year of the Initial (or most recent) HRA. This helps us keep up to date with the member’s progress.
- An Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT) is created for the member. This team is made up of the Primary Care Provider (PCP), other medical staff, and those who offer services for the member’s care. An ICT meeting takes place within a year of the member’s SNP enrollment.
- An Interdisciplinary Care Team meeting occurs once a year or when there is a change in condition.
- Primary Care Providers who service SNP members are trained once a year about the program requirements and benefits.
At the end of 2021, the SNP program had 1351 members.
We hold ourselves to high standards. Every year we measure how we are doing with meeting the requirements of the program. We also measure our progress in helping members stay healthy and making sure your experience is a good one. Here are our 2021 results:
Things We Are Measuring
|How many people had their Initial Health Risk Assessment (HRA) completed within 90 days of enrollment||90% or more||99.53%|
|How many people got a repeat Health Risk Assessment within a year of the first one||90% or more||98.93%|
|How many people had their Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT) Meeting completed within 365 days of enrollment||80% or more||100%|
|How many people had an Interdisciplinary Care Team Meeting completed yearly after the initial ICT meeting||80% or more||99.85%|
|How many primary care providers completed their yearly training about this program’s details||90%||70.18%|
|Hospitalizations per 1000 members per year||260.6 or less||231.3 Acute Hospital|
|Observed/Expected ratio of people readmitted to the hospital within 30 days||
Under age 65: 0.75
Age 65 & over: 0.71
Under age 65: 0.33
Age 65 & over: 1.16
|Percentage of members with medication reconciliation after hospital discharge||49.65%||57.85%|
|Percentage of members who continue taking their oral diabetes medications||85%||83%|
|Percentage of members who continue taking their blood pressure medications (ACE/ARBs)||85%||81%|
|Percentage of members who continue taking their statin medications||85%||80%|
|Percentage of members who continue taking their anti-depressant medication||56%||75.49%|
|Percentage of members with BP controlled||69.55%||74.04%|
|Percentage of members with annual flu vaccine*||75%||69%|
|Percentage of members over 66 who had the following services by their providers:|
|Patient Experience*||Top 3 Box Score|
|Member satisfaction with their providers||85%||94%|
|Member satisfaction with their care coordination||85%||92%|
|Member satisfaction with their health care quality||85%||90%|
|Member satisfaction with overall Plan||85%||96%|
Members were very satisfied with the quality of their care, their providers, their care coordinators and the SNP plan itself. Members completed their initial Health Risk Assessments and Interdisciplinary Care Team Meetings successfully. We continue to work together with members to improve measured health outcomes and help with management of conditions, taking medications, and preventing unnecessary admissions to the hospital. Many of these measures are tracked in the provider’s record of care and action plans have been developed to address these items.
* From a mail survey conducted October-November 2021. Response rate was 19.2%. Respondents were asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 5; 1=Strongly Disagree and 5=Strongly Agree and to self-report if the flu vaccine was obtained.