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Medicare and Making the Most of Your Primary Care Physician

Medicare and Making the Most of Your Primary Care Physician

Many people already have a doctor they know, trust, and will keep visiting. This is a primary care physician. This person, or team, is your go-to when you are feeling ill or in need of an annual exam. When it is time to initially enroll in a Medicare plan or switch Medicare coverage, making sure your current doctors are covered is crucial.

Your Medicare Coverage

Medicare coverage is offered either through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan. Original Medicare is offered by the federal government and managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service. Original Medicare covers Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (medical coverage), but you are still required to pay copays, premiums, and deductibles.

Medicare Advantage Plans provide coverage for Parts A and B, as well as Part D (prescription drug coverage). Medicare Advantage plans are popular because they are known to offer lower premiums, smaller copays and lower deductibles. On top of this, many Medicare Advantage plans include vision, dental, hearing, fitness, social security giveback and coverage under a single plan.

While Original Medicare does not require individuals to have a primary care physician, most Medicare Advantage plans require beneficiaries to stay in-network. Already having a primary care physician can make enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan easy and desirable. During your Medicare consultation, our licensed insurance agents can help you find a plan that works with the primary care physician you already have, so that you don’t have to change doctors.

Get the most out of your coverage

If you already have a primary care physician, you’re aware of the benefits. The consistency of seeing the same team each time you go for a visit, saving the time you would spend trying to find a reputable doctor in your area, and having a point-person to keep track of any and all medications you are taking is invaluable. But are you taking advantage of everything available to you with a primary care physician?

Medicare offers a yearly “wellness” visit for those who have been on Medicare Part B for at least one year. These visits are 100% covered by your Medicare provider. This visit differs from a yearly physical, and offers:

  • Review of medical history
  • Updating a list of prescriptions
  • Routine measurements (height, weight, blood pressure, etc.)
  • Cognitive impairment detection
  • Risk factors and treatment options
  • Personalized healthcare advice.

What about referrals?

If you need to see a specialist for a more serious matter, having a primary care physician can help you find a great specialist that is already in your network. Getting a referral from your primary doctor will help make sure you aren’t paying extra costs out-of-pocket when you need more specialized care. In addition, being referred to a new doctor by a physician you trust can help put you at ease when seeing a specialist.

Get Medicare Help

Finding a Medicare plan that offers the benefits you desire and covers your current physicians can be complex. That’s why we are here. Our licensed insurance agents are here to help you find a great plan that fits your lifestyle without having to sacrifice your current team of physicians. Call 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711 from Mon - Thurs 8am - 11pm EST and Friday 8am - 9pm EST for your personalized, no-cost consultation with a licensed insurance agent.