Throughout its 125 year history, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) has been part of the safety net for vulnerable New Yorkers. In 1998, the organization’s focus on home- and community- based care led it to create VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans (CHOICE), a nonprofit managed care affiliate that furthers VNSNY’s mission of promoting the health and well-being of older adults and people with disabilities. CHOICE offers several products serving vulnerable populations:
- A partially capitated Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) plan that provides Medicaid-covered LTSS for those eligible;
- The largest Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) Medicare-Medicaid Plan, the capitated model Financial Alignment Initiative demonstration in New York State;
- An integrated Medicare Advantage Fully Integrated Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (FIDE SNP)/Medicaid Advantage Plus (MAP) plan that includes all Medicare and most Medicaid benefits, including long-term services and supports (LTSS); and
- A Medicaid HIV Special Needs Plan, that includes all Medicaid benefits and specialized services for people living with HIV/AIDS.