Mount Sinai and Healthfirst® Re-Enter Open Enrollment Season for Medicare Beneficiaries in New York City
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The Mount Sinai Health System and Healthfirst are, for the second year, participating in the Medicare Open Enrollment season with their co-branded Medicare Advantage plan for Manhattan residents, the Healthfirst Mount Sinai Select (HMO) plan. Like other Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, Healthfirst Mount Sinai Select is an alternative to the traditional Medicare program and allows Medicare beneficiaries to secure private insurance coverage financed by the federal government.
“We are very proud to offer the Manhattan community an innovative model of care,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “This plan gives members affordable and exclusive access to Mount Sinai’s top-rated network of doctors, specialists, and hospitals.”
Healthfirst Mount Sinai Select (HMO) differs from other Medicare Advantage plans in that the majority of Mount Sinai physicians and all seven Mount Sinai-affiliated hospitals are available as Tier 1 preferred providers. This means that members who access care through Mount Sinai Health System Tier 1 providers will pay lower cost shares. No copayments are charged for visits with a Tier 1 Preferred Mount Sinai affiliated Primary Care Physician, for annual routine eye exams, or for any Medicare covered preventive services such as mammograms or prostate screenings. Beneficiaries will also have access to thousands of additional Tier 2 providers in the Healthfirst network with higher cost shares.
In addition to traditional Medicare benefits, Healthfirst Mount Sinai Select (HMO) also offers coverage for Part D prescription drugs, dental care, hearing aids, acupuncture, and eye wear. Other benefits include free transportation (up to12 round trip car service rides each year) to and from doctor appointments.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education.
The System includes approximately 6,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 minority-owned freestanding ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers.