Tampa Bay's Health and Medicare Advantage Insurance Specialists
Tampa Bay's Health and Medicare AdvantageInsurance Specialists

Types of Medicare Advantage Plans 

  Preferred Provider Organization
(PPO) Plan
Health Maintenance Organization
(HMO) Plan
Private Fee-for-Service Plan
(PFFS)
Are prescription drugs covered? In most cases. If you want prescription drug coverage, you must get it from
the plan. The cost for coverage will be included in the premium.
In most cases. If you want prescription drug coverage, you must get it from
the plan. The cost for coverage will be included in the premium.
Sometimes. If your plan doesn't offer drug coverage,
you can join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) in your
area.
Do I need to choose a Primary Care Doctor? No Yes. In most cases, you must see a Primary Care Doctor to get a Referral before you see any other health care provider. No
Can I get my health care from any doctor or hospital? Yes. PPOs have network doctors and hospitals, but you can also use out-of-network providers for covered services, usually for a higher cost. No. You generally must get your care and services from doctors or hospitals
in the plan's network (except emergency or urgent care). If the plan has a Point-of-Service (POS) option, you can go out-of-network, but
you will pay more than for services in-network.
In most cases. You can go to any Medicare-approved
doctor or hospital that accepts the plan's payment terms for covered
services.
Do I have to see a primary care doctor to get a referral to see a
specialist?
No In most cases. Women don't need a referral for a yearly screening mammogram
or an in-network pap test and pelvic exam (at least every other year).
No
What else do I need to know about this type of plan? • Contact the plan before you get a service to find out if the service is
covered and how much it costs. Follow the plan's rules when needed.

Regional PPOs (which serve an entire state or multi-state area) limit your
out-of-pocket costs but may have a higher yearly Deductible and/or premium than other PPOs
• Extra benefits
are often offered for an extra premium.
• If your doctor leaves, your plan will notify you.
You can choose another plan doctor.
• If you get health care outside the
plan's network, you may have to pay the full cost of the services yourself.

Follow the plan's rules, like getting prior authorization when needed.

Extra benefits are often offered for an extra premium.
PFFS plans are different from the Original Medicare Plan. PFFS plans are offered by private
companies. The private company, rather than Medicare, decides how much it will
pay and what you pay for the services you get. Extra benefits are often offered
for an extra
premium.
 

 

 

 

 

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