Some Medicare Advantage PPO Plans Can Be A Hassle

Medicare Advantage PPO plans are not all the same. The rules may vary from insurance company to another insurance company. 

Below is just an example from one PPO plan’s Evidence Of Coverage.

Some In-Network services require prior authorization from the plan in order to be covered. Obtaining prior authorization is the responsibility of the Primary Care Physician or treating provider.

When you read the actual Evidence Of Coverage you will find a significant number of  In-Network medical services require prior authorization. The PPO plan can deny the service. Even when approved, there may be a delay factor before the service can be obtained.

You don’t need to get a referral or prior authorization when you get care from out-of-network providers. 

However, if the insurance company later determines that the services are not covered or were not medically necessary, the insurance company may deny coverage and you will be responsible for the entire cost. 

If the Out of Network provide does not accept assignment ... this means they can charge you up to 15% over the Medicare-approved amount.

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