Medicare Part D: The Medicare prescription drug benefit program. We call this program “Part D” for short. Medicare Part D covers outpatient prescription drugs, vaccines, and some supplies not covered by Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B or Medical Assistance. Our plan includes Medicare Part D.Medicare Part A: The Medicare program that covers most medically necessary hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health, and hospice care.
Medicare Part B: The Medicare program that covers services (such as lab tests, surgeries, and doctor visits) and supplies (such as wheelchairs and walkers) that are medically necessary to treat a disease or condition. Medicare Part B also covers many preventive and screening services.
Medical Assistance: This is the name of Minnesota’s Medicaid program. Medical Assistance is run by the state and is paid for by the state and the federal government. It helps people with limited incomes and resources pay for long-term services and supports and medical costs.
It covers extra services and some drugs not covered by Medicare. Medicaid programs vary from state to state, but most health care costs are covered if you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.


Health care is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is the enforcing agency for health care fraud and abuse and has addressed the benefits of having an effective compliance program.

First and foremost, an effective compliance program safeguards South Country’s legal responsibility to abide by applicable laws and regulations. Second, an effective compliance program reduces our exposure to civil damages and penalties, criminal sanctions and administrative remedies, such as program exclusion.

South Country believes that an effective compliance program must be an ongoing process, a part of the fabric of the organization, a commitment to an ethical way of conducting business, and a system for doing the right thing.

For more information on our compliance program, please contact:

Jeff Marks
Compliance Officer