FAQ

What is Fairview Partners?

Fairview Partners is a coordinated care model designed for seniors. Joining Fairview Partners will give you access to comprehensive, coordinated, in-home care if you are a senior living in a participating location. As a member of Fairview Partners, you will receive ongoing care tailored to your unique health needs by your care team.

What is the Fairview Partners Coordinated Care Model?

While living at one of our many partner long-term care or assisted living locations, you will receive the services of a nurse practitioner and collaborating physician through Fairview Geriatric Services and Medical Care for Seniors.   This dedicated team of health care providers will see you in your senior living community and will coordinate your care. Our providers partner with patients, families and facility staff to provide a quality care plan. Our goal is to keep you as healthy as possible.

Can patients keep their current primary care provider?

The nurse practitioner and physician through Fairview will serve as the patient’s primary care provider. They will help to coordinate with specialty care such as cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, podiatry, home care or hospice.

What are the benefits of being enrolled in the Fairview Partners program?

On-site primary care by medical professionals who are skilled and committed to caring for older adults. Preventive care that helps to reduce or eliminate the need for hospitalization. Depending in which senior living location you are at, there are added benefits such as:

  • Access to your Medicare day period with no hospital stay, which means no more traditional three-day hospital stay as required under current Medicare plans.
  • Access to on-site orthopedic visits for falls prevention and on-site x-rays.

-        Fracture management for non-surgical fracture care, surgical referrals

-        Arthritis management for chronic, degenerative arthritis

  • A Fairview pharmacist is available for medication review, medication therapy management and general questions or concerns about your medications.

How does a patient access care and how often will they be seen?

Each patient is monitored by a nurse practitioner on a regular basis and whenever there is a change in health condition. Our care team works closely with the nursing staff at each facility to stay informed of any health changes. In Assisted Living, a resident is seen every other month and more frequently if needed. At these regular visits, residents’ care plans and medications are reviewed.

In Long Term Care, all federally mandated visits (every 60 days) are completed by the physician and/or nurse practitioner. Again, our care team is in partnership with the nursing staff and will stay informed of any health changes that may require a visit. Our care team will order necessary tests and medication as needed between visits.

The goal of the onsite care is to provide proactive, preventative care to avoid emergency room visits and hospitalizations. If you should require an emergency room visit or hospitalization, your care plan and medication will be evaluated upon your return for any changes.

What about labs, tests and prescriptions?

Labs and most tests are done on-site by diagnostic and x-ray services. All residents accessing on-site care are required to have medication management services through their senior living community.

What if a patient has to go the hospital?

Fairview providers work closely with the hospital of patient’s choice. However, we encourage using the Fairview system to ensure continuity of care. During a hospitalization, we will work in coordination with the hospitalist, Transitional Care Unit and nursing homes on transitions to coordinate patient care.

Is there an additional cost for Fairview Partners?

There is no additional cost to be enrolled in Fairview Partners. Coverage for services is based on the health insurance plan you have selected. There are added benefits such as access to your Medicare day period with no hospital stay, rather than the traditional three-day stay that is required under Medicare, with an in-network Medicare Advantage Plan.

How do I sign up for onsite care and the Fairview Partners program?

To find out if more about on-site care and to see if you qualify for the Fairview Partners program, call an Education and Enrollment Specialist at 952-914-1720 or email fvpartners@fairview.org.

What are the requirements for participation in the Fairview Partners program?

-        You must be a resident at one of the participating locations

-        Be 65 years of age or older

-        Enroll in one of our in-network health plans

Fairview is a Medicare participating provider and agrees to accept Medicare’s allowable charges. We directly bill Medicare and/or your insurance company. Typically, your insurance will fall into one of the following three categories:

In-Network Health Insurance Plans for Private Pay

Fairview Partners is a network provider with UCare Medicare. We encourage seniors to review the costs and benefits of their plan options and to enroll.

Unlike traditional Medicare supplemental plans, which only process and pay insurance claims, UCare Medicare is a Medicare Advantage Plan. This type of plan allows healthcare providers and the health plan to work together toward goals of quality, care and service improvements that benefit seniors. UCare contracts with Fairview Partners to support the central role played by our nurse practitioners, physicians and care coordinators and to enhance our ability to provide personalized and proactive care for you. 

Call UCare Medicare at 612-676-3500 or 1-877-523-1518

https://home.ucare.org/en-us/health-plans/medicare/

Minnesota State Health Plans (individuals on Medicare and Medical Assistance)

Fairview Partners is in-network for the Dual Eligible or Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) options listed below.

UCare Dual Eligible (MSHO and MSC+)

612-676-3554 or 1-800-707-1711

https://home.ucare.org/en-us/health-plans/mhcp/65-plus/

Medica Dual Solution (MSHO)

952-992-2030 or 1-800-266-2157

https://www.medica.com/shop-plans/medicaid-plan-options/plans-for-people-age-65-or-older

Traditional Medicare, Supplemental Insurance and Non-Network Health Plans

Fairview Geriatric Services and Medical Care for Seniors are Medicare participating providers and accept assignment for residents who are unable to change health plans to one our in-network health plan options or plan to switch but are not in Medicare’s annual open enrollment period. Fairview is able to directly bill either Medicare or your current health plan. Note: there are certain benefits that are not available to residents when you are not enrolled in an in-network health plan.

Fairview Partners does not represent any health plan and is not acting on behalf of any health plan. We are providing objective information solely about how our services align with the health plan options you may have. Choosing a health plan is important. Before enrolling in any plan you should learn as much as possible about how well your plan choice will suit your health care needs.

Contact us:

Phone at 952-914-1720

Email at fvpartners@fairview.org

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