Many people still use Original Medicare for their health coverage. About 33% of people choose to get their benefits from a Medicare Advantage Plan (sometimes known as a Medicare Private Health Plan). These Medicare Advantage Plans have a contract with the federal government. The three most common Medicare Advantage Plans are HMOs, PPOs, and PFFSs.
HMOs are private companies who get paid by the government to provide Medicare-covered health benefits to individual people who have such a plan. These types of plans sometimes offer other benefits like vision and hearing. HMOs are required to cover all services that are covered by Original Medicare.
Individuals who have this type of plan are usually required to pay co-pays for healthcare providers who are in-network. Usually, the co-pays are a fixed amount of money. If someone were to go outside of the network, he/she would have to pay more money. PPOs sometimes offer additional benefits that Original Medicare does not. A few examples are vision and dental care.
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These types of Medicare Advantage Plans allow individuals to enroll in medicare in a different way. These plans are required to cover all services that a person would receive under Original Medicare. That means both inpatient and outpatient services are provided. Sometimes, drug coverage is offered, but the plans are not always required to have this type of coverage. PFFS sometimes choose to include benefits that the Original Medicare did not. This means routine vision and dental care may be included.
InnovaCare Health is a company that is one of the top providers of managed healthcare services within North America. They have two primary ways of care. These include Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage. InnovaCare Health created a sustainable model that is cost-effective and includes advanced technologies. They also have seven key values they, as an organization, are committed to.
There are a few significant individuals who work within the organization. Dr. Rick Shinto is the President and CEO of the company. He previously worked for Aveta, Inc. before it was sold. He has over 20 years of clinical and operational healthcare in the managed care field.
Penelope Kokkinides is another major person within this company. She is the Chief Administrative Officer. She also worked at Aveta, Inc. prior to coming to InnovaCare. Like Shinto, she has greater than 20 years of experience with Medicare and Medicaid programs and the managed care industry.
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The leader in criminal justice technology, Securus Technologies, recently revealed in a PR Newswire article that it will be releasing reports and other findings relating to the recent integrity breaches and wrongdoings that occurred by the other inmate communication provider known as Global Tel Link.
The Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith said in an interview that he loves the industry and serving the people within it and that he finds it offensive when a provider in the industry goes below the integrity level like Global Tel Link has. He ensures us that his company is in this business more than to just make money, they are also interested in serving all the customers conforming to the best business practices possible.
According to Crunchbase.com, over the next 6 months Securus Technologies will be releasing various issues of wrong doing in press releases. The first document will be a formal 17 page order by the PSC that reveal several wrong doings. These include, the adding unnecessary durations to the end of calls, using higher rates, artificially inflating charges, use of add on programs, overcharging customers and the resulting overcharging of tax payers.
According to Richard Smith’s statement on PR Newswire this activity dates back almost 18 years. It might have been potential wrong doing then but it has continued up until now. Those people relying on this service need a higher level integrity from its service provider. Smith went onto enforce that this behavior is unnecessary and scamming the customers is not what the industry should be doing.
Securus Technologies has come a very long way in the industry and has been providing more and more services to their consumers now also through the launch of their all new THREADS 3.1 application setting the golden standard.
Related link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-meets-with-justice-department-and-fbi-to-review-potential-illegal-activities-within-the-inmate-telephone-marketplace-300262288.html
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Lake Tahoe hosts world-renowned ski slopes of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. While the industry has faced four years of struggle and hardship, things may soon take a positive turn.
As the current CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Andy Wirth plays a crucial part of driving tourism to the region and is responsible for fostering successful profit in tourism.
Andy Wirth also serves as chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board to find ways to increase tourism, where he facilitates the relationship between the Lake Tahoe and Reno-Sparks airports. Wirth also is community conscience being the co-founder of Wound Warrier Support, an Ironman team, which raises funds for the Navy SEAL foundation.
There are two reasons for the ski industry’s struggle for the past four years. The first reason is that nature has taken her toll via a long and heavy drought. The past season was the first to bring a strong sign of relief to Lake-Tahoe.
Storms came in, which allowed resorts to open sooner than the past few years. The second reason there has been an effect on the industry is due to the political conflict over the olympic valley incorporation in the Squaw Valley homestead. Local residents and businesses are resistant to the idea of changing the city’s name.
Squaw Valley Ski Holdings raised and invested amounts in the high hundred thousand in opposition of the incorporation. While the proponents spent the same on campaigning for the incorporation.
Wirth was opposed to the idea as it would separate Squaw Valley from the nearby areas and would impose tax increases on both residents and businesses operating in the city.
These communities rely on each other for combining assets in order to thrive. Road service and maintenance would decrease, affecting individuals who rely on these services such as plowing.
The move to incorporate failed when all debates in this contentious ordeal lead to the determination that there was no financial viability of the plan. This according to the article published in the Reno-Gazette Journal.
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