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.

South Country’s SeniorCare Complete Plan Receives Excellent Star Rating

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2024 Medicare Plan Finder information showing South Country Health Alliance’s SeniorCare Complete (D-SNP) plan earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating. CMS uses information from member satisfaction surveys, plans and health care providers to give overall performance star ratings to plans. A plan can get a rating between 1 and 5 stars. A 4.5-star rating is considered excellent.

“Our excellent star rating for our SeniorCare Complete plan demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our team and providers to improve the health outcomes of our members,” said Leota Lind, South Country’s CEO. “Receiving the excellent rating is a wonderful accomplishment. I am extremely proud of the work we’ve done and will continue to do to serve our members.”

SeniorCare Complete is part of the Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) program, which integrates Medicare and Medicaid benefits into one seamless plan for people age 65 and older who have Medicare Parts A and B and Medical Assistance in the South Country service area. In addition to comprehensive medical, home care, dental, eye care, chiropractic, prescription drug coverage and a large network of providers, SeniorCare Complete features extra perks like wellness rewards for preventive care, lens upgrades for eyeglasses, a personal emergency response system device, and more. For more information, visit SeniorCare Complete – South Country Health Alliance (