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Can medicare eligible retirees for part a and b choose to go to any hospital?


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2011-02-28 16:20:04
2011-02-28 16:20:04

Yes, any hospital that will accept Medicare payment.


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A Medicare carve out is the use of private insurance to enhance the coverage of Medicare insurance. There are several different plans to choose from that work along with Medicare to give the best coverage possible at the least amount of cost to the patient.

An indemnity plan allows patients to go to any hospital or doctor they choose. PPOs and HMOs force a patient to choose a doctor and hospital from an approved list.

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Medicare was enacted to ensure that senior citizens would get medical care. Prior to Medicare, seniors were having to choose between eating, paying the bills and going to the doctor or getting medication.

You can choose to join a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), and the plan may include Medicare prescription drug coverage. In most cases, you must take the drug coverage that comes with the Medicare Advantage Plan.

Learn about the care you need and your hospital choices. STEP 2: Think about your personal and financial needs. STEP 3: Find and compare hospitals based on your condition and needs. STEP 4: Discuss your hospital options, and choose a hospital.

Medicare is a government program designed to help people over age 65 with medical, hospital and medication assistance. You can enroll in medicare three months before you turn 65. However, your medicare coverage will not be effective until the month you turn 65. If you are disabled, you may enroll in medicare before the age of 65. Medicare eligibility has many advantages. Health care costs rise higher every year. Medicare Part A is the insurance portion of your coverage that pays for hospital costs. Medicare Part B is a supplemental health care plan that pays a portion of your medical expenses. Medicare Part D is the prescription drug portion of your coverage. Medicare Part A does not cost anything, but Medicare Part B has monthly premiums that are determined by your work history and current financial situation. Medicare Part D is only offered through private companies during limited enrollment periods. There is a lot of detailed information about medicare on their government website. There are strict rules and regulations regarding what medicare pays for and what they will not cover. It is important to learn all about medicare before you turn 65 to make sure you receive your eligible benefits. Medicare programs can save you a lot of money on health care costs. If you have employer insurance, retiree insurance or VA health benefits, these programs can fill in the gaps between what medicare covers and the outstanding balance. These benefits pay secondary to medicare. You can also buy supplemental insurance from private insurance companies. Before you choose a supplemental insurance company, be sure you are dealing with a reputable company. If you are caring for a loved one who is covered by medicare, be sure you understand exactly how medicare works. You should also know their medical history, medications and where they keep important health care documents. Find out about possible assistance programs that can help your loved one. It is also important that you know their health care preferences. There is a wealth of information on medicare's website for members and caregivers. Make sure you understand the medicare process well enough to make the most of your loved one's health care.

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Latin: eligere = to choose (to pick out/ select)eligible which means qualified to be chosen or to participate.elect which means to appoint or choose

Nothing, Medicare does not provide and does not cover transportation to get routine health care and never covers transportation of any type to an INS company for any reason.. Medicare will pay for limited ambulance services. If you go to a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF), ambulance services are covered only if transportation in any other vehicle could endanger your health. Generally, transportation from a hospital or SNF is not covered. If the care you need is not available locally, Medicare helps pay for necessary ambulance transportation to the closest facility outside your local area that can provide the care you need. If you choose to go to another facility farther away, Medicare payment is based on how much it would cost to go to the closest facility. All ambulance suppliers must accept assignment.Medicare does not pay for ambulance transportation to a doctor's office.

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