AvMed/JHS Bring Cost Effective Health Care to Medicare Members at Jackson South Community Hospital

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Effective today, AvMed Health Plans and Jackson Health System will begin providing Medicare Advantage benefits to eligible recipients at Jackson South Community Hospital. AvMed Medicare Choice HMO offers its members a vast array of health care benefits, including hospital, medical, and prescription coverage, all with low or no co-pays or coinsurance.

Effective today, AvMed Health Plans and Jackson Health System will begin providing Medicare Advantage benefits to eligible recipients at Jackson South Community Hospital. AvMed Medicare Choice HMO offers its members a vast array of health care benefits, including hospital, medical, and prescription coverage, all with low or no co-pays or coinsurance.

“As our Medicare Advantage program continues to grow, we look to partner with high quality hospitals and health care systems that serve the areas where our members live” says Susan Knapp-Pinnas, Senior Vice President, Provider & Service Operations for AvMed Health Plans. South Dade County has seen an increase in AvMed Medicare members. “We are very pleased to make Jackson South Community Hospital and its myriad of top ranking Primary Care Physicians and Specialists available to our growing membership in South Dade.”

AvMed Health Plans and Jackson Health System have successfully provided cost effective Commercial healthcare to community members for nearly a quarter century. Through Jackson South Community Hospital, AvMed now extends its Medicare Advantage brand including dental services and free health club memberships to members in the South Dade community.

About AvMed Health Plans
AvMed has been providing health care coverage to Florida citizens and businesses for over 40 years. AvMed is one of only a few health plans in the United States that enjoys dual "excellent" accreditation status for both its Commercial and Medicare health plans from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the nation's top health care quality evaluator. AvMed offers health coverage options to large and small employers in most major markets around the state; Medicare Advantage products in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, and Individual coverage in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. For more information about AvMed, visit http://www.avmed.org.

About Jackson South Community Hospital
Jackson South Community Hospital, part of Jackson Health System, offers a full spectrum of services and is staffed by nationally respected, board-certified physicians and healthcare professionals who practice a wide array of specialties and subspecialties.

More than 3,400 surgeries are performed every year at Jackson South, and approximately 37,000 people visit its Emergency Department. Jackson South consistently has one of the lowest hospital-acquired condition rates in Florida. The Hospital recently completed an additional 157,000 square feet of new construction which includes expanded surgical and ICU facilities and 57 private patient rooms.

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Conchita Ruiz-Topinka
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