Health coverage through the federal Medicare program is available to disabled adults and seniors over the age of 65. If you want to learn more about in-network doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and more in the Gilbert area, there are plenty of educational resources available at your fingertips.
Each year, Medicare helps thousands of seniors and disabled adults living throughout Gilbert to pay for necessary health care and medical procedures. The program can be broken down into different parts, each of which pays for specific health services.
Part A covers the cost of inpatient care in hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities. Some home health services are also covered.
Part B helps patients to pay for doctor’s visits, outpatient procedures, preventative care and more. Beneficiaries who do not wish to pay the monthly Part B premium may opt out of this coverage.
Part C Medicare Advantage Plans offer Medicare Part A and Part B benefits through private health insurance plans such as HMOs and PPOs.
Part D provides prescription drug coverage for Medicare beneficiaries, either as a stand-alone plan or as part of a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan.
According to the Maricopa County Medicare Spending & Usage,
Maricopa County was home to 559,206 Medicare beneficiaries in 2014 that were an average age of 72.
Inpatient care accounts for more than 34% of Medicare spending in Maricopa County.
6% of Maricopa County Medicare funding is spent on skilled care for nursing home residents.
4% of Maricopa County Medicare funding is spent on home health care.
Gilbert residents and other Arizona families can contact their closest Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Office in San Francisco to access benefits assistance and other services. Trained professionals can answer any questions that you may have about applying for benefits or making an appeal.
San Francisco Region 9 Office
San Francisco Federal Building 90 7th Street, Suite 5-300 San Francisco, CA 94103
You don’t need to have a car in order to visit the San Francisco Regional CMS Office. Visitors can take the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system to the Civic Center/UN Plaza Station stop, located just minutes away, or they can take the 292, 397 or KX bus lines to the Mission & 7th Street bus stop.
It’s easy to locate quality care providers within the Gilbert Medicare network. Using the program’s free online physician search tool, you can find the details of dozens of in-network health care professionals with just the click of a button. Similar search tools also help beneficiaries to find nearby nursing homes, hospitals, dialysis facilities and home health agencies. You can quickly see what services a given facility or provider offers and how they measure up against others in care quality and patient satisfaction. A simple star rating system helps patients to determine which health care provider can best meet their medical needs.
Find assisted living in Gilbert near you.