Gabrielle Cinnamon, Author at The Riverside Connection

Riverside Simplete 2023

Medicare Advantage growth a strategic priority

One of Riverside Healthcare’s strategic priorities is to grow the number of members who choose Medicare Advantage products. We’ve partnered with Health Alliance to offer Simplete Medicare Advantage plans in an effort to grow our patients enrollment in a Medicare Advantage plan that has been design to best fit their health and wellness needs while maintaining the ability to remain a Riverside Healthcare patient.
As the Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins Oct. 15, you will see a significant marketing effort at Riverside Healthcare to grow membership in Medicare Advantage. 
Many of you are trusted informational resources to patients. If patients or family members ask you about Medicare Advantage, please direct them to Simplete Medicare Advantage. 

What you need to know:
The Medicare program offers two main options for eligible members – traditional Medicare coverage (with optional supplements) and Medicare Advantage (managed care products).  

  • For many years, Riverside has partnered with Simplete Medicare Advantage to create plans with unique benefits for patients and providers. For members, these plans have much lower premiums, lower out-of-pocket costs, additional benefits not covered by traditional Medicare, and low copays for Tier 1 generic prescriptions.  
  • In addition, Simplete Medicare Advantage offers robust customer service for members that includes health coaching, preventive care reminder calls, a 24-hour nurse line and online patient resources. 
  • One important advantage is decisions about care are kept where they belong  – between patients and doctors.  

For these reasons, Riverside and Simple Medicare Advantage are better able to serve Medicare patients enrolled in the Simplete plans while simultaneously supporting mission to provider remarkable healthcare experiences.

Please remind your patients to review their coverage by December 7. They can learn more by:

  • Calling (877) 642-4753 (TTY 711).
  • Attending a webinar to learn about our Simplete Medicare Advantage plans.
  • Visiting this page about Medicare and this link about our Simplete plans.
  • Visiting to view plans, enroll and more.

 Thank you for supporting this strategic priority. 

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period
Understanding the Different Types of Medicare

With Annual Enrollment Period ongoing, our patients 65 and over, and those with certain disabilities, can shop and enroll in Medicare Advantage plans for 2023. We can help them understand their different Medicare options.

 Original Medicare is coverage managed by the government and made up of two parts. Part A covers inpatient hospital and skilled nursing facility stays, nursing home care, hospice and home healthcare. Part B covers certain care from doctors, outpatient care, medical supplies and preventive care.

Original Medicare doesn’t cover the full price of many services. Some people purchase Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans to help pay the remainder of costs. Original Medicare also doesn’t cover every type of service. And it only covers some medications, so people often purchase Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) as another add-on.

Medicare Advantage plans (or “Medicare Part C”) take the place of Original Medicare, rather than adding to it. These plans are managed by private insurers and typically combine Parts A, B and D into one single plan. They often include extra perks such as fitness benefits and wellness programs. Riverside partners with Health Alliance™ to offer Simplete® Medicare Advantage plans designed specifically with our community in mind.

Please remind your patients to review their coverage by December 7. They can learn more by:

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Attitude of Gratitude: September

The Riverside Leadership team wants to express their gratitude for the hard work and dedication our staff has displayed in order to keep our patients, fellow staff members, and community safe and healthy.

Keep a lookout on the Connection to see what upcoming events and activities will be happening around your area as we continue with our Attitude of Gratitude!

Check out this post each week to see what is happening during the week ahead. Also, make sure to read the Well in Mind Self-Care tip each Monday.

Attitude of Gratitude will be giving away event tickets to those that participate in the Attitude of Gratitude contests.  Be sure to play to be entered in the drawing!
The more you participate, the greater your chance to win.

  • Submit a photo to a photo challenge
  • Thank a co-worker on Grati-Tuesday through Awards & Recognition in Infor
  • Complete & upload a Fast Break on Wednesdays

Upcoming Events:

This week’s upcoming events can be found in the September calendar:

Fast Break:

Check back each Wednesday to participate in this week’s “Fast Break”.

Photo Challenges:

Submit your photos and coloring pages here to be featured in the Connection.

Photos will be published in the Connection – check back to see others’ submissions.

Well in Mind: Virtual Mindful Movement

Well in Mind’s Laura Hogan will be leading us in yoga. Join us where ever you are, from home, your desk, the breakroom, anywhere! Register for one (or all!) the sessions by clicking the link below:

Check out the 2022 Calendar

Interested in what could be coming up in 2022 for Attitude of Gratitude? Find the working calendar by using the link below! Please understand that the working calendar is subject to change as we add exciting opportunities and events.

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Riverside Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness – Location Change!

Riverside is hosting the third annual light the building pink event on Tuesday, September 27, to promote Breast Cancer Awareness in October. All Riverside employees are invited!

We hope you can join us for light refreshments and a brief program.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Riverside Medical Center – Behind the East Tower

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Frankfort Parade 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Frankfort Parade on Sunday!

Laura Meents, Amber Swaite, Lori Tison, Rivera Sky, Dr. Mathew, Dr. Hamdan, Cynthia Beall, Sarah Bohash, Taryn Cadore, Felicia Christoff, Felicia Currie, Steven Harjung, Kyle Ehrich, Laural Kuczwara, Victoria May, Charlene Narlow, Carrie Oconnor

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