As Medicare holders and their loved ones know, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) offer excellent preventive care and ongoing treatment for Medicare Part B holders. These healthcare providers are equipped to handle any patient under Medicare coverage, offering excellent care at an affordable price.
If you or a loved one aren’t sure what Medicare Part B entitles you to at a Federally Qualified Health Center, it’s time to find out. The difference in price and quality of care could make a significant difference! Here’s everything you need to know about your coverage under Medicare Part B and how it affects your experience at Pasadena Health Center.
General Costs Under Medicare
Primary care doctor visits will usually cost you approximately 20% of the Medicare-approved amount. Sometimes your costs will be slightly higher, but in the majority of cases, you can expect a 20% bill. Meanwhile, preventive care visits are usually covered entirely with a $0 copay required from you. If you or a loved one under Medicare Part B require a good amount of preventive healthcare, this is an excellent way to get the treatment you need while saving money!
Other Important Factors
Of course, as with any doctor visit, the exact cost will vary depending on a few factors. Talk to your doctor (or insurance provider if need be) to see how these other factors could affect your final bill:
- Your doctor’s base charges
- Where you receive your service, item, etc.
- The type of healthcare facility you visit
- Whether your doctor accepts assignments or not
- Any other insurance coverage you have
Pro Tip: The fastest way to estimate your final bill under Medicare Part B is to call your doctor. They can give you a good idea of what you can expect to be paying.
Where to Learn More
If you have further questions about your rights and coverage under Medicare Part B, you have a few resources at your disposal. The first and likely simplest route is to call your primary doctor. See what their normal charges are and how Medicare will help you.
Alternatively, you can visit Medicare.gov to speak with a representative, though you may have to wait longer for a response.
Take Advantage of Your Medicare Coverage at PHC
At Pasadena Health Center, we pride ourselves on providing the best healthcare possible to anyone who needs it. We’re proud to be able to call ourselves an FQHC now and serve Medicare holders with the same quality care and affordable pricing they can expect anywhere else!
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