Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans (C-SNP)
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About Chronic Condition SNP
Chronic Conditions Special Needs Plans (C-SNP) are Medicare Advantage plans for beneficiaries with certain chronic or disabling conditions, such as diabetes, heart conditions, or cancer. These plans are designed with benefits and coverage to help these beneficiaries manage their chronic conditions.
What conditions are considered chronic and do I need to have a chronic condition to be eligible for a C-SNP?
Yes, eligibility for a Chronic Condition SNP requires that you have one more of the following severe or disabling chronic conditions:
- Chronic alcohol and other dependence
- Autoimmune disorders
- Cancer (excluding pre-cancer conditions)
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Chronic heart failure
- Diabetes mellitus
- End-stage liver disease
- End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis (any mode of dialysis)
- Severe hematologic disorders
- Chronic lung disorders
- Chronic and disabling mental health conditions
- Neurologic disorders
Yes, Chronic Condition SNPs can be designed for specific conditions, such as C-SNPs specifically for diabetes or chronic heart failure. These plans may have access to a network of doctors and providers who specialize in treating the specific chronic condition. Also, the plan’s prescription drug coverage could be specialized to include specific drugs for treating the chronic condition.