Press Room Archive

Press Release posted: 8/10/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021—How important is it for doctors to speak the same language as their patients? A new study shows that when doctors speak the same language as their patients, patients are more likely to visit their primary care physician (PCP) for preventive and follow-up care, likely resulting in fewer specialist visits, emergency room trips and hospitalizations.
Press Release posted: 8/5/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., August 5, 2021—SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, announced the results of its ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Through unique collaborations, culturally relevant outreach, family caregiver support and a staunch focus on building trust, SCAN successfully reduced troubling vaccination inequities among its member population.
Press Release posted: 7/29/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 19, 2021—SCAN Group, whose holdings include SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, announced that Scott Weingarten has been named the organization’s first chief innovation officer. Weingarten’s first order of business will be to launch Welcome Health, SCAN’s new geriatric primary care medical group.
Press Release posted: 7/8/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 8, 2021— With the population of unhoused individuals in California soaring to more than 161,000, SCAN Group, whose holdings include SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, is launching Healthcare in Action, a new medical group that will provide healthcare and other services to individuals experiencing homelessness.
Press Release posted: 7/6/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 6, 2021—SCAN Group, whose holdings include SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, announced that Kevin B. Kroeker has joined the organization as its new general counsel. In this role, Kroeker will lead SCAN’s Legal Affairs team as SCAN expands geographically, grows its portfolio of care offerings and brings new innovations to the senior care market.
Press Release posted: 7/1/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 24, 2021—Romilla Batra, M.D., chief medical officer of SCAN Health Plan, testified today before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health about the importance of enabling Medicare Advantage plans to offer flexible benefits that address social determinants of health (SDOH).
Press Release posted: 6/30/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 30, 2021—SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, is proud to announce the top performing medical groups in its California provider network. The medical groups recognized are the top 15 performers for care and service based on SCAN’s internal quality metrics.
Press Release posted: 6/23/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 22, 2021— SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, is proud to announce that it has been certified a Great Place to Work®, the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. SCAN was recognized after a survey of its employees revealed it to be a high-trust workplace where employees say they feel good about contributing to the organization’s mission to keep seniors healthy and independent.
Press Release posted: 5/19/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 19, 2021— Recognizing the effects of widespread social isolation among seniors brought on by the COVID pandemic, SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, is launching a unique Togetherness Program aimed at reducing loneliness. Unlike other programs, SCAN’s will rely on senior to senior interactions to reduce isolation among SCAN’s membership.
Press Release posted: 4/28/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 26, 2021—SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, is now providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound plan members and their families in Los Angeles County. The vaccination program, the first of its kind, is made possible through a unique partnership between SCAN and MedArrive, a logistics platform that enables healthcare payers and providers to seamlessly extend care services into the home, unlocking access to highly qualified, trusted EMTs and Paramedics.
Press Release posted: 3/16/2021
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 15, 2021—SCAN Group, whose holdings include SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, announced that Binoy Bhansali has joined the organization as Corporate Vice President of Corporate Development. Bhansali will be responsible for identifying opportunities for strategic partnerships, outside investments and acquisitions that support SCAN’s mission to keep seniors healthy and independent.
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