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Geisinger Gold Health Navigator

Posted Mar 14 2011 10:40pm

Geisinger Gold has been known to offer top of the line Medicare Advantage programs and have a wide array products to choose from.  They have a large service area with 90 hospitals participating in Geisinger Gold and over 34,000 participating physicians.  They offer many different health management programs such as adult asthma care, chronic kidney disease, diabetes care, hypertension programs, tobacco cessation programs and many more.

One of the more unique plans Geisinger Gold offers their Medicare customers is the Geisinger Health Plan Health Navigator.  This is a partnership between primary care providers and GHP to offers tools and help members improve their health.  Health Navigator is also known as a “medical home” which provides a case manager who works side by side with member’s health care providers, the actual member and their close family members.  The case manager assists the family by coordinating care with specialists, hospitals, pharmacists and skilled nursing locations.

Member have unlimited access 24 hours a day, every single day.  Geisinger has seen huge benefits from this program as it has significantly reduced the amount of hospital admissions and readmissions by giving members resources when complications are first noticed.  This is an invaluable service not only to members and Geisinger, but to the health care industry overall.  Preventative care is key to the success of our health care system and this is heading us in the right direction.

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