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.

Let Your Voice be Heard

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South Country Health Alliance provides local health care coverage focused on communities, on health, and on our members. Our members are at the heart of all we do. We are always working to do better, and your input is critical for us. We listen to members’ feedback and use it to improve the service we provide.

Our Member Advisory Committee is where members get the chance to share their health care experiences and offer ideas to help us improve our services. This year, we are renewing our efforts to gather this group back together. We will be participating in local community events and speaking with our county partners to find members who are willing to share their experiences with us, provide feedback, and help us improve our plan. If you see us at one of your community events stop by and say hi!

Are you a South Country member or family of a member? If you have any interest in joining this advisory group, call Member Services to let us know!

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