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Last Modified: 4/13/2018 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Medicare Advantage plan FAQ

Q: How do I determine if a patient is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan?
A: It is recommended you obtain eligibility and benefit information prior to rendering services to patients. Click here for ways to verify eligibility. You can also do the following:
Ask patients if they have recently enrolled in any new health insurance plans.
Request to see a copy of all of their health insurance cards.
Source: CMS internet-only manual (IOM), publication 100-09, chapter 6, section 50.1 external pdf file
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