NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus’ managed long-term care plan has been ranked as a Five-Star plan by the New York State Department of Health, which makes it one of only two plans in the New York City region to earn the state’s highest rating.
The ratings are based on number of criteria, including preventive care, quality of life, satisfaction with care and stability or improvement.
“This ranking is a testament to the passion and commitment our New York team brings to providing best-in-class solutions to our members who really depend upon us for access to quality care,” said Jack Stephenson, president of Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus.
Managed long-term care helps people who are chronically ill or have disabilities and who need to stay independently in their homes. Plan members must meet certain age, health-status and living arrangement requirements.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus’ managed long-term care plan offers benefits such as podiatry, dentistry, vision and hearing benefits, nursing care, a 24/7 NurseLine, care management, adult day care, a personal emergency response system, nonemergency transportation and meals and nutrition support.
“Our focus is on providing a very personalized care experience tailored to each individual’s needs so every person can live independently in their homes as long as possible and live their lives to the fullest,” said Stephenson.
Ratings are based on a comparison of plan rates to statewide averages. They include data assessments and member satisfaction surveys.
For a complete listing of plan ratings, go to http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/managed_care/mltc/consumer_guides/nyc/. For more information about Empire plans, call 1-800-950-7679 (TTY 711) or visit https://mss.empireblue.com/NY/Pages/home.aspx.
About Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus is the trade name of HealthPlus, LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Empire) is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc., and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc., independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, serving residents and businesses in the 28 eastern and southeastern counties of New York State. Additional information about Empire is available at www.empireblue.com. Also follow us on Twitter at @empirebcbs.