Miller Geer Arizmendez, Inc.
Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO
(323) 728-7232 x 2101
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITIZENS CHOICE HEALTHPLAN CONTRACTS WITH HEALTHCARE PARTNERS MEDICAL GROUP TO SERVE
LOS ANGELES SENIORS WITH MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN
EAST LOS ANGELES/TORRANCE, Calif. (July 2, 2007) -- Citizens Choice Healthplan,
which serves ethnic and disabled communities (the Medicare and Medicare/Medi-Cal
[Medi-Medi] population) in Los Angeles and northern Orange Counties, has expanded
its Medicare Advantage physician network by contracting with HealthCare Partners
"HealthCare Partners Medical Group has won high praise for its delivery of quality
health care and for its patient satisfaction scores," said Elizabeth S. Tejada,
General Manager of the plan. "We are pleased to closely partner with a medical
group that emphasizes well-being, disease prevention and the careful management
of chronic disease conditions."
"We are proud to align with Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO for the betterment
of the overall health of senior adults in our communities," said Timothy Gonzales,
M.D., HealthCare Partners Medical Group, "Medicare Advantage Plans, like Citizens
Choice Healthplan HMO, offer our senior patients maximum benefits, even including
free transportation and no-cost inpatient hospital care. The quality of service
and value of this plan is a true benefit for our Medicare community, as many are
living on fixed incomes or may not know about all the resources readily available
to their families."
About HealthCare Partners Medical Group
HealthCare Partners, a multi-specialty medical group, has been recognized by
health plans and business groups for its distinguished medical leadership, the high-quality
of medical care delivered, operational effectiveness, and high rates of patient
satisfaction. Dedicated to providing high-quality, integrated and coordinated
care, the medical group employs 500+ primary care and specialty physicians who care
for more than 500,000 patients in 40 neighborhood offices, including 5 urgent
care centers, two medical spas and an ambulatory surgery center in Los Angeles county
and north Orange county. For more information on HealthCare Partners, call
(888) 715-4922 or visit www.healthcarepartners.com.
About Citizens Choice Healthplan
Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO is ranked in the top three value-based Medicare
Advantage Plans surveyed in Los Angeles County. Its zero co-payment benefit and
zero premium include no-cost doctor and specialist visits, no-cost inpatient hospital
care, vision and routine hearing testing. Also included are no-cost routine physical
exams and 24-hour roundtrip transportation services for health related visits. Citizens
Choice Healthplan HMO serves approximately 3,300 members, 95% of them Hispanic.
All member services staff and outreach representatives are bilingual and understand
the cultural dynamics of the ethnic and disabled communities they serve.
Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO is a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD)
that contracts with the Federal Government to provide services to all eligible for
Part A and Part B Medicare recipients. Citizens Choice Healthplan can be reached
at (323) 728-7232 or at www.citizenschoicehealth.com.