Most hospitals and doctors accept Medicare. However, there are some physicians that will not take Medicare patients for a variety of reasons. Luckily, there are multiple ways to find doctors that accept Medicare. Learn more about finding the best doctor for you below.
How to Find a Provider
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Find & Compare Health Care Providers tool on their site (https://www.medicare.gov) can help you find the right healthcare provider for you. It allows you to search for doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, hospice care, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, and medical supplies and equipment companies that accept Medicare.
How to Use the Compare Tool
There are multiple ways you can refine your search using the CMS Find & Compare tool. First, you enter your zip code followed by the provider’s name, their specialty, group, body part, or condition they treat. You can then filter those results based on location, gender, and whether or not they are board-certified.
Other Ways to Find Doctors
One of the most direct ways to find a doctor that accepts Medicare is by asking. If you already have a doctor and are turning 65 but would like to keep your current doctor, you could call and ask their office if they accept Medicare. If you would like to go to a hospital in your area, you could call and ask if they accept Medicare. The Find & Compare tool makes it easy to compare a large number of providers. If you have a very small number of possible providers in mind, it may be easier for you to contact those providers directly.
To understand more about how to find a provider or any other Medicare concerns, contact Temmen Insurance today.