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