MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) announced today that it is joining a
new Medicare Advantage provider network for Today’s Options PPO/PFFS in
New York’s Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster Counties.
Joining the plan’s network will expand MKMG’s strategic relationship
with Universal American, parent company of Today’s Options, and further
demonstrate the medical group’s commitment to serving the area’s
Medicare patient population.
MKMG is a multi-specialty medical group that provides medical care in 40
different locations throughout lower Hudson Valley in New York. MKMG has
more than 400 physicians representing 40 different medical specialties
and is an independent clinical affiliate of Massachusetts General
Hospital. Universal American offers Medicare Advantage plans in New
York, Texas and Maine, and, through its subsidiary company,
Collaborative Health Systems®, is the largest sponsor of
Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (MSSP
ACO). For the past three years, Collaborative Health Systems and MKMG
have collaborated in an MSSP ACO.
“Our goal is to always provide outstanding clinical care to our
patients. This is an exciting evolution of our relationship with
Universal American and a new way to pursue our shared vision of
value-based medicine,” said Scott D. Hayworth, MD, President and CEO of
MKMG. “We share the mission of finding collaborative ways to improve
patient health and reduce healthcare costs. MKMG is committed to
advancing health for our senior patients, and we are pleased to be in a
position to provide them with access to new health plan options that
value preventive care and foster the patient-physician relationship.”
Universal American Chairman and CEO Richard A. Barasch added, “We have
built our business model around the concept that physicians are in the
best position to drive significant improvements in the quality and cost
of healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries. Our expanded relationship with
MKMG allows us to extend our affordable, high-quality Medicare Advantage
plans to Medicare beneficiaries in this region while working
hand-in-hand with dedicated doctors who deliver outstanding clinical
Medicare Advantage plans now account for 16 million people in the U.S. –
almost one third of all people with Medicare. Studies have shown that
Medicare Advantage plans can improve the quality of care for Medicare
patients, as illustrated by increased utilization of preventive care and
decreased re-hospitalization rates among enrolled populations.
People with Medicare who want to learn more about 2016 plan options
during the Medicare Annual Election Period, which began October 1, can
To find a MKMG physician in your area, visit http://www.mkmg.com/.
About The Mount Kisco Medical Group:
The Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) is a multi-specialty medical group
that provides the highest quality medical care in 40 different locations
throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster counties.
Founded in 1946, MKMG has grown to over 400 physicians representing 40
different medical specialties with major campuses in Mount Kisco,
Carmel, Fishkill, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, Kingston, Poughkeepsie and
Rhinebeck. MKMG is affiliated with world class organizations: the
Massachusetts General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. MKMG has on-site laboratory and radiology
services, as well as endoscopy suites and infusion suites, rendering
comprehensive care in one convenient location. MKMG physicians are
frequently recognized as Best Doctors in respected publications: 63 of
the 293 physicians featured in Westchester Magazine’s Top Doctors are
MKMG doctors. Additionally, Best Doctors of America® awarded 79 MKMG
physicians with Top Doctor Honors. Visit http://www.mkmg.com
for more information.
About Universal American Corp.
Universal American (NYSE:UAM), through our family of healthcare
companies, provides health benefits to people covered
by Medicare and/or Medicaid. We are dedicated to working collaboratively
with healthcare professionals, especially primary care physicians, in
order to improve the health and well-being of those we serve and to
reduce healthcare costs. For more information on Universal American,
please visit our website at www.UniversalAmerican.com.
Mount Kisco Medical Group
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