Skip to Content

Information from your health plan about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease)

Learn more

Provider Manual

What are Medicare Advantage plans?

Last Updated on January 24, 2019

Medicare Advantage plans are offered by Security Health Plan, a health maintenance organization (HMO). In general, members must get care from affiliated providers and facilities. Medicare Advantage members are required to get Security Health Plan approval in advance (prior authorization) for services from nonaffiliated providers except for emergency or urgent care or out-of area renal dialysis services. Neither Security Health Plan nor Medicare will pay for other services from nonaffiliated providers without prior authorization.