Senior Care Options (SCO) in Massachusetts

Are you seeking comprehensive healthcare options for yourself or a loved one in Massachusetts? Senior Care Options (SCO) offer a personalized approach to healthcare, specifically designed to meet individual needs and preferences.

What is Senior Care Options (SCO)?

Senior Care Options (SCO) is a comprehensive healthcare plan that covers all services typically paid for through Medicare and MassHealth. This plan provides services to members through a senior care organization and its network of providers. SCO offers a unique opportunity to receive quality healthcare by combining medical services with social support, ensuring you receive the care you need when you need it.

Who is Eligible for Senior Care Options in Massachusetts?

SCO is available to individuals aged 65 and older who meet certain eligibility criteria, including residing in their home or a long-term care facility and not being diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Enrollment is voluntary, and eligible members can enroll at any time of the year.

How to Enroll in Senior Care Options in Massachusetts

Enrolling in SCO is easy! Simply choose one of the five participating senior care organizations and contact MassHealth customer service or the individual plans for more information and to request enrollment. The five available plans are:

  1. Commonwealth Care Alliance
  2. NaviCare (HMO)
  3. Senior Whole Health
  4. Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options
  5. UnitedHealthCare

Once enrolled, you will work with your chosen senior care organization to complete the enrollment process and select a primary care provider from their network. The organization will then process your enrollment with MassHealth and, if applicable, with Medicare.

Benefits of SCO

  1. Comprehensive coverage of all services typically paid for through Medicare and MassHealth.
  2. Access to medical and social support services through a senior care organization and its provider network.
  3. Coordination of medical care and specialized geriatric support services.
  4. Planning and tailored care for individual member needs, in collaboration with the healthcare team.
  5. 24-hour access to care and active participation in healthcare decisions.
  6. Assignment of an affiliated primary care physician (PCP) with the senior care organization.
  7. No copays for members enrolled in SCO.
  8. Option to choose from five senior care organizations to enroll in SCO.
  9. Flexibility to disenroll from the program in any month of the year.
  10. Additional benefits available through the SCO provider network, such as emergency care and specialized services.

These benefits are designed to provide comprehensive and coordinated care to seniors enrolled in SCO, ensuring they receive the necessary medical and support services for their well-being and quality of life.

For additional inquiries about Senior Care Options (SCO), please contact 866-325-4811, where a team of experts is available to provide assistance and answer all questions in Spanish or your preferred language.