Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Q:  What is a Medicare Special Needs Plan (SNP)?

A:   Medicare SNPs are approved by Medicare and run by private companies, like BlueCare Plus. When you join a Medicare SNP, you get all your Medicare hospital, medical health care services, and prescription drug coverage through that plan. Members enrolled in BlueCare Plus and TennCare will continue to receive their Medicaid benefits through TennCare. BlueCare Plus can help you manage your different services and providers. We can help you to follow your doctor’s orders related to diet and prescription drug use.

Q:   Does BlueCare Plus cover hospice as compared to original Medicare?

A:   BlueCare Plus must cover all of the services that original Medicare covers except hospice care and some care in qualifying clinical research studies.  Original Medicare covers hospice care and some costs for clinical research studies even if you’re in BlueCare Plus.

Q:  What does dual eligible mean?

A:  The term dual eligible refers to individuals that are entitled to Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

Q:  What are the benefits of BlueCare Plus?

A:  In addition to the Medicare services and additional services through BlueCare Plus, having all these benefits through one plan helps to provide improved health care coordination and treatment.  A care coordinator will help you stay healthy and follow your PCP’s orders.

Q:  What is the service area for BlueCare Plus?

A:  The state of Tennessee.

This page was updated on October 1, 2017