Medicare Advantage and In-Network Services - Fierce Healthcare
Medicare Advantage plans – private healthcare plans which replace “original Medicare” Part A and Part B – have increased greatly in popularity. That’s not surprising, considering that most Advantage plans offer additional services, such as coverage for prescription drugs and vision services, which Medicare itself doesn’t provide. But many who take a Medicare Advantage plan are not aware that the plan requires healthcare services to be obtained from “in-network” providers, otherwise claims may be denied or the beneficiary may face additional charges for out-of-network services. This article by Robert King at Fierce Healthcare explains that a recent survey revealed that 4 in 10 Advantage plan participants didn’t realize they need to use in-network providers to obtain coverage from their Medicare Advantage plan. Click here to read more.