ScriScripps Congratulates SCAN Health Plan on Medicare 4.5-Star Rating

Date Posted: 10/12/2017

San Diego Region’s Premier Health Care Provider Cites High Quality of SCAN’s Medicare
Advantage Plans as Basis for Unique, 10-year Partnership

LONG BEACH and SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Oct. 12, 2017—Scripps, San Diego’s premier integrated healthcare delivery system today congratulates SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, on receiving a 4.5-star rating on a five-point scale from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS rating is indicative of the quality of SCAN’s Medicare Advantage plans, as well as member satisfaction. Scripps and SCAN share a commitment to exemplary care for their collective patients and members, which is the foundation of their 10-year partnership.

“We commend SCAN on its 4.5-star CMS rating. This is the third time in five years SCAN has earned this rating and reflects their dedication to superior quality care and exemplary member service,” stated Marc Reynolds, president, Scripps Health Plan Services, Inc. “That dedication is why SCAN is the only Medicare Advantage plan that bears the Scripps name. For a decade, our two organizations have joined forces to meet the healthcare needs of seniors in San Diego, and we look forward to doing so for many years to come.”

“We’re very proud to have received a 4.5-star Medicare rating once again this year. It’s an affirmation not only of SCAN, but of the care delivered by our great partner, Scripps, and other providers,” noted Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN Health Plan. “We trust the quality of care Scripps provides to our members and are pleased to offer benefit plans that go beyond Medicare to address what members have told us they want and need.”

According to Wing, the company’s most popular plan in the area is Scripps Classic, offered by SCAN Health Plan. In addition to offering all the benefits of Medicare at a $0 monthly premium, the plan also provides such value-added services as transportation to and from medical appointments, a flat fee for quality hearing aids, no-cost tier-one medications at Preferred Pharmacies and, new for 2018, coverage for chiropractic and acupuncture care.

The Star Rating System was established by CMS as part of an effort to educate consumers and ensure transparency on quality data to compare Medicare Advantage insurance plans. CMS ranks health plans on a one- to five-star basis annually, weighing factors including clinical outcomes, access to preventive services, management of chronic conditions and member satisfaction.

SCAN Health Plan recently announced its 2018 health plan benefits, which continue to deliver the stability and affordability valued by plan members. The annual enrollment period for selecting a Medicare Advantage plan for 2018 runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2017. In 2018 SCAN will continue to be available to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries in 11 California counties: Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, Sonoma, San Francisco, Marin, Napa and Santa Clara. For more information about plan benefits and enrollment details, please visit


About Scripps

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health care delivery system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 700,000 patients annually through the dedication of 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, 27 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of affiliated physician offices throughout the region.

Scripps has been ranked five times as one of the nation’s best health care systems by Truven Health Analytics. Scripps hospitals are ranked No. 1 in San Diego County in 2017-2018 and among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Scripps also is regularly recognized by Fortune and Working Mother magazine as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at

About SCAN Health Plan

SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans with more than 187,000 members in California. Part of the SCAN family, SCAN Health Plan is committed to keeping seniors healthy and independent. For more information on SCAN Health Plan visit, like us on or follow us on twitter @scanhealthplan.

As governed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, member benefits vary by county. More information is available at or by calling 1-855-561-7226, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. TTY/TDD users may call 711. SCAN Health Plan is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in SCAN Health Plan depends on contract renewal.

You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. The Formulary, pharmacy network and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Other providers are available in SCAN Health Plan’s service area.

4.5 rating applies to all plans offered by SCAN Health Plan except SCAN Healthy At Home and VillageHealth plans. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.


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