Meals, Produce Box and Transportation

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Healthy Healing Meals Program

Our program provides nutritious meals to eligible Medicare members recovering from an inpatient stay in a hospital. Meals also are available for some BlueJourney members who are enrolled in a qualified chronic-condition special needs plan. The chronic conditions supported by this program include diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, congestive heart failure and some other cardiovascular disorders.

Program overview

Eligible members who have been discharged from a hospital receive 14 fully prepared, nutritionally balanced meals to support healing during recuperation. Patients can receive meals in conjunction with unlimited hospital admissions per year. Meals are provided to eligible BlueJourney members as part of their benefit plan and at no additional cost.

Our Heathy Healing Meals Program provides a customized plan for members and is designed to enhance recovery and healing after discharge. Prior authorization is required for plan approved meals. Meals must be ordered by a physician or non-physician practitioner.

Health condition menus address major health concerns:

  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Heart-friendly
  • Renal-friendly
  • Lower-sodium
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Pureed
  • Cancer Support
  • General Wellness

Qualifying Capital BlueCross HMO and PPO members can receive a complementary monthly produce box if they have one or more of the following chronic conditions:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Lung Disease

Members must opt in to receive this benefit by calling the Member Services number on your Medicare Advantage ID card. Special dietary needs and produce allergies can be noted at time of sign up.

This benefit is not available with BlueJourney Essential HMO or BlueJourney Select PPO plans.

Our plan provides transportation services for up to 24 round trip to plan-approved medical locations every year.

Plan approved locations include:

  • Doctor’s offices
  • Outpatient facilities/centers
  • Clinics
  • Other health care related locations

Transportations services must be approved and arranged by the plan utilizing plan contracted transportation vendor. Modes of transportation may include ambulance or medical transportation.

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Updated October 1, 2020