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Local Healthcare Executive Maureen McGurrin Named Vice President and General Manager of SCAN Health Plan

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PHOENIX, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SCAN Health Plan announced today that it has appointed local healthcare executive Maureen McGurrin vice president and general manager in Phoenix.

In her new role, McGurrin will oversee SCAN's participation in the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) program in Maricopa County. Earlier this year SCAN was awarded a three-year contract by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to provide long-term care services to low-income elderly and physically disabled Arizonans enrolled in ALTCS.

McGurrin comes to SCAN from Arizona-based Schaller Anderson Inc., a company that manages physical and behavioral healthcare for Medicaid, Medicare, commercial and employer self-funded plans in several states.

"Maureen's roots in Phoenix go back to 1990, and she has a strong dedication to the mission of ALTCS," said Henry Osowski, chief executive officer of SCAN Long-Term Care, in making the announcement. "Her deep understanding of the people of Arizona coupled with her solid knowledge of the program and the local Medicare market forms a unique combination, which we believe will greatly benefit our members."

Currently, more than 22,000 Arizona residents are enrolled in ALTCS, many of whom share the same frailty and chronic illness characteristics found in many of SCAN's current membership of more than 90,000 Medicare eligible enrollees. ALTCS participants are covered for medical care, including doctor's office visits, hospitalization, prescriptions, lab work and behavioral health services. ALTCS has been viewed as a national model for its success in placing and supporting a high percent of individuals in their home or community-based residential facilities where appropriate rather than placement in the more costly nursing home care.

The first new ALTCS members in SCAN will be effective on October 1. In anticipation, SCAN has assembled a strong local provider network and has opened a Phoenix-based office which is being staffed by local individuals such as McGurrin who bring with them hands-on experience in Maricopa County.

Founded in 1977, SCAN is one of the four largest Medicare Advantage Plans in all of California and consistently ranks as one of the state's fastest growing. The not-for-profit health plan currently serves more than 90,000 seniors in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Kern counties. In addition to its health plan, SCAN also manages one of the largest and most successful Multi-Purpose Senior Service Projects (MSSP) in California providing community-based, long-term care and in-home personal-care coordination for low-income frail seniors. Further information may be obtained at www.scanhealthplan.com.

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CONTACT: Michelle Hokr, +1-818-597-8453, for SCAN



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