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Attention Patient’s with a Medicare & Medicare HMO

We know insurance can be confusing, so in an attempt to explain Medicare and its replacements, we have put together an explanation.

Medicare has four parts

  • Hospital insurance (Part A) that helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (following a hospital stay), some home health care and hospice care.
  • Medical insurance (Part B) that helps pay for doctors’ services and many other medical services and supplies that are not covered by hospital insurance.
  • Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans are available in many areas. People with Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all of their health care services through one of these provider organizations under Part C.
  • Prescription drug coverage (Part D) that helps pay for medications doctors prescribe for treatment.

The following insurance plans/companies provide coverage in place of Medicare:

  • Medicare Complete
  • Senior’s First
  • Secure Horizons
  • Humana Part C
  • Blue Advantage

Important: If you have selected one of the plans above you no longer have Medicare. The above do not provide for secondary coverage to Medicare. Again they replace your Medicare coverage.

You can get more detailed information about what Medicare covers from Medicare & You (Publication No. CMS-10050). To get a copy, call the Medicare toll-free number, 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or go to If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call TTY 1-877-486-2048.

More Info:

Toll-free number: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
TTY number: 1-877-486-2048

The Neurosurgeons of Costal Neurological Institute