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.

Non-Retaliation Policy

Non-Retaliation and Non-Retribution for Reporting in Good Faith

South Country is committed to maintaining a culture that promotes the prevention, detection and resolution of instances of conduct that do not conform to laws, regulations, policies and procedures, or to our Code of Conduct (web).

We understand that employees may not report concerns if they feel they will be subject to retaliation, retribution or harassment for reporting the concern. Therefore, a non-retaliation/non-retribution policy was established by South Country Health Alliance to reassure employees who wish to report concerns to the Compliance Department.

Board members, directors, managers and employees are not permitted to engage in retaliation, retribution or any form of harassment against an employee who, in good faith, reports a compliance concern. Anyone who is involved in any act of retaliation or retribution against an employee who has reported suspected misconduct in good faith will be subject to disciplinary action.