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News Article | July 19, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"Community giving is a cornerstone of SCAN's culture and we're honored to provide financial support to organizations that make a positive difference in the lives of seniors and their caregivers," stated Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN. "We applaud the work of these organizations, which enhance access to nutrition and vital social services within their communities and in many cases do so on an individual level." In keeping with its non-profit mission and through its grassroots partnerships, SCAN provides direct funding to organizations in an effort to help bridge the gaps between community need and available resources. Whether helping to ensure the continuation of home-delivered meals and adult day programs, or administering emergency assistance grants so a case manager may pay a utility bill that enables a senior to remain at home, SCAN funding supports those working on the front lines of senior health and wellness. SCAN's 2017 Q1 and Q2 community giving grants were awarded to the following organizations, specifically for the continuation and delivery of the services indicated below: "We are grateful for SCAN's partnership and generous support of SBSS, which helps us meet the nutritional needs of seniors in our community," said Rigo J. Saborio, President & CEO, St. Barnabas Senior Services. "SCAN's financial support for non-profits is critical in helping to ensure that every older adult ages in place and thrives in the community." Non-profits throughout California are eligible to apply for SCAN community grants. Applications may be submitted year round and grants are made quarterly. To learn more about SCAN's grant giving, please visit www.IndependenceAtHome.org/community-giving. About SCAN  SCAN is a not-for-profit organization committed to keeping seniors healthy and independent. That's been our mission since our founding in 1977. Today we deliver on that mission through SCAN Health Plan, one of the largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans in the nation. Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers. SCAN also offers education programs, community funding, volunteer opportunities and other community services throughout our California service area. To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or facebook.com/scanhealthplan or follow us on twitter @scanhealthplan.


News Article | August 14, 2017
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"SCAN is thrilled to welcome Drs. Lenartowicz and Offenberger to our growing team of medical directors; they will undoubtedly help advance our medical management and quality care goals," stated Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN. "SCAN serves a diverse mix of seniors and caregivers throughout California so we know the challenges they face in being able to remain safely in their own homes. Lenartowicz's and Offenberger's backgrounds and tenure strengthen our ability to deliver products and services that help keep seniors healthy and independent. We look forward to their passionate advocacy on behalf of seniors and the positive impact they will make on the organization." Lenartowicz is a trained internist with a fellowship in geriatric medicine and social scientist with a specialization in gerontology. Prior to joining SCAN she founded a home health company and taught gerontology at McMaster University, Canada. Most recently she served as medical director at a comprehensive geriatric inpatient service in Southern California and continues her clinical work as a hospice and palliative care physician with Rozeroom Hospice. Lenartowicz received her geriatric fellowship training from University of California Los Angeles and completed her undergraduate medical training and residency at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her undergraduate training in gerontology was obtained at McMaster University. Offenberger is board-certified in internal medicine and a Fellow at the American College of Physicians. Most recently, Offenberger served as the Southern California market medical director for United Health Plan, where he worked closely with network hospitals and medical groups to optimize their performance, medical management, data submission and other clinical initiatives. He previously held positions at UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser, Anthem Blue Cross, and MemorialCare Medical Group. In the field of academia, he taught medical students and residents at the University of California, Irvine, where he also completed his residency. Offenberger received his medical degree from New York University and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. SCAN's medical director team is led by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Romilla Batra. Setting clinical policies and procedures at SCAN, Batra provides physician oversight of clinical programs, leads Independence at Home and SCAN's extensive community services, and helps design clinical initiatives that support healthy and independent aging. With the additions of Lenartowicz and Offenberger, SCAN's medical director team also includes Dan Osterweil, M.D. and Russell Brower, M.D. SCAN is a not-for-profit organization committed to keeping seniors healthy and independent. That's been our mission since our founding in 1977. Today we deliver on that mission through SCAN Health Plan, one of the largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans in the nation. Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers. SCAN also offers education programs, community funding, volunteer opportunities and other community services throughout our California service area. To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or facebook.com/scanhealthplan or follow us on twitter @scanhealthplan.


News Article | June 14, 2017
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WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With baby boomers beginning to turn 80 in 2026, states must accelerate the pace of improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older people and adults with disabilities, according to AARP's new state scorecard released today....


"As an organization resolutely committed to serving seniors, we recognize the need to seek new and creative solutions to address the needs of aging adults as well as those who care for them," stated Romilla Batra, chief medical officer at SCAN. "By taking services directly to seniors in their homes, and offering counselling that is culturally and linguistically sensitive to their needs, we have seen improvements in depression, anxiety and quality of life." Insights is an innovative approach to delivering behavioral health care to seniors and their caregivers in their homes or other locations of their choice and in their primary language. The Insights team of therapists can deliver services in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean. Program services are grounded in scientifically-tested, evidence-based practices and provided by licensed therapists at no cost to residents of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Launched as a pilot project in early 2016 by Independence at Home, a SCAN Community Service, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Washington, early results of the program have been promising in terms of clinical outcomes. "Having a mental health professional providing services in the comfort of a seniors' home, who speaks their language and at times shares the same culture, allows the client to feel more at ease, supported and secure, making them more likely to accept these services," said Alejandro Bulnes, mental health specialist and licensed therapist for Insights. "This approach provides the therapist a window into the reality of that client's life, which helps in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship, and also helps significantly in designing better treatment goals and interventions that make sense to the older person." During the program implementation phase, rates and severity of depression and anxiety were reduced among program participants and quality of life scores improved. Scientifically validated tools are used to measure participants' progress from beginning to end of the program. Early outcomes indicate that participants' level of depression fell from a moderate level at the start of the program to a mild level by the time they exited the program as measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) tool.  Similarly, the participants' levels of anxiety fell from severe to mild as measured by the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS-10). Participants' scores on the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q) also improved from start to end of treatment. This measure assesses quality of life or the degree of enjoyment and satisfaction experienced on a daily basis. "To date, more than 100 Southern California seniors and caregivers have completed the 8-12 month program of therapy. Results so far indicate that Insights has real potential to fill an important gap in providing behavioral health services to seniors and caregivers in their homes and communities and language of their choice. It also indicates that these evidence-based models can be implemented in home or community settings, bringing needed mental health treatment services closer to seniors residing at home," added Batra. "We expect to reach more than 200 patients in 2017, and our goals are to further improve patient outcomes, while also ensuring other senior-serving organizations may access and benefit from what we have learned." Dr. Batra will present initial findings from the Insights program during the Presidential Poster Session at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society on May 18 in San Antonio, Texas. To learn more about SCAN, please visit www.scanhealthplan.com/ about-scan. About SCAN SCAN is a not-for-profit organization committed to keeping seniors healthy and independent. That's been our mission since our founding in 1977. Today we deliver on that mission through SCAN Health Plan, one of the largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans in the nation. Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers. SCAN also offers education programs, community funding, volunteer opportunities and other community services throughout our California service area. To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or facebook.com/scanhealthplan or follow us on twitter @scanhealthplan. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scan-behavioral-health-pilot-program-for-seniors-and-caregivers-shows-promising-results-300455851.html


A system and method for determining eligibility for reimbursement for medical claims for patients may be implemented with computer software which compares a service providers patient information against a benefit providers database of covered persons to determine if the patient is eligible for benefits. The service provider records may be compressed by grouping all of the medical claims relating to a particular patient into one cluster represented by a composite medical claim, which may be used to query the benefit provider databases to determine if the patient is recognized. If the patient is recognized, every record within the cluster may be checked against the benefit providers database to determine whether one or more patient medical claims are eligible for reimbursement.


Methods and devices for improving measurements of test meter, and in particular for detecting a presence of an electrochemical sensor or strip in the test meter and a start time of an electrochemical reaction, are provided. In one exemplary embodiment of an electrochemical system includes an electrochemical sensor, a test meter, and a circuit. The circuit is configured to form an electrical connection with the electrochemical sensor such that the circuit can detect three distinct voltage ranges. The voltage ranges can be indicative of an absence of the electrochemical sensor, a presence of the sensor that is devoid of a sample, and a presence of the sensor with a sample. Test meters, methods for detecting when a sample starts to fill an electrochemical sensor for establishing when a reaction starts, and circuits for use with electrochemical strips, are also provided.


An optimized ACK-less (no acknowledgement required) communication between the client and the server is enabled. Regardless of distance between the client and server, complete synchronization between the mouse movement, or any other updates to the three-dimensional model, and the rendered result is attained. Maximum frame rate is also attained, without requiring the inefficiency, and resulting latency, of acknowledged packets


Patent
Scan Inc | Date: 2013-06-28

A scanner for monitoring signals at one or more frequencies having a processor for performing various functionalities of the scanner in accordance with a set of instructions including a menu of selectable menu items; a display for displaying the menu items; and at least one variable selector operatively coupled to the processor for selecting menu items. The scanner also includes a receiver for receiving serial data regarding an event from a local transmitter.


Patent
Scan Inc | Date: 2012-05-22

Tomographic data representing an imaged three-dimensional object is divided into macro blocks and filtered by visibility and presence in a projected frame of a rendered three-dimensional object to speed rendering of the object. The data are loaded and rendered in parallel for improved speed and capacity.


The software of the present invention provides a means for creating a file of unpaid claims for a service provider. The software is used to create one or more queries to compare information in the file of claims against records in a benefit providers database to determine the eligibility status of the claim. A file is created containing each claim for which a matching record in the benefit providers database is found, and the information from that matching record. A report can be generated from the file of matching claims and benefit provider records, so the claims can be submitted for payment by the service provider.

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