There are more than 550,000 Maricopa County residents who are Medicare beneficiaries. There are online and local resources available to you to help you with Medicare coverage questions and enrollment. You can also use these resources to find doctors who accept Medicare, nursing homes, hospitals, medical device suppliers, and other clinics.
The federal government health insurance program is available to Americans over 65 and to younger people with disabilities and other health conditions. It is divided into 4 separate parts.
Part A (hospital insurance) covers inpatient hospital stays, skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care options.
Part B (medical insurance) covers doctor’s appointments and services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and well visits.
Part C (Medicare Advantage plans) is offered through a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with additional optional Part A and Part B benefits and usually offers prescription coverage.
Part D (prescription drug coverage) adds prescription drug coverage.
There were 559,206 Medicare beneficiaries with Part A and Part B coverage, which figures to about 142 beneficiaries per 1,000 residents.
Most of the Maricopa County Medicare spending went to inpatient services (31 percent).
Twelve percent of Medicare spending in Maricopa County was spent on evaluation and management.
The most common Medicare beneficiary condition was Chronic Kidney Disease, which is 1.8 percent higher than the national average.
The average age of Medicare recipients in Maricopa County was 72.
If you want to apply for Medicare in person instead of online, you can go to the Social Security office in Mesa, which serves all of Maricopa County. The building is located at:
702 W Jerome Ave Mesa, AZ 85210
If you would like unbiased counseling and advice on Medicare, Arizona offers the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). This program is free and provides information and assistance on Medicare and other health insurance benefits to seniors, those with disabilities, and caregivers. SHIP Counselors will help you understand your Medicare options through personal assistance. They have local locations for assistance. Glendale has a location at the Glendale Adult Center.
Looking for a doctor who accepts Medicare? Medicare’s website offers an online Physician Compare tool to help you find local doctors. In your search, you can select doctors that take the Medicare-approved payment. This means you will not have to make any additional payments. You can also see all Medicare accepted doctors, which includes some doctors who will charge more than the Medicare cost if you don’t mind paying more.
After selecting a doctor, you will find out general information such as location, contact information, hospital affiliations, and Medicare payment types allowed. As of now, these are all group practice doctors.
There is a similar function to find Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes near Glendale on Medicare’s website. You can also see various reviews on staff, health inspections, and quality measures.
You can also find other health care services, hospitals, clinics, and dialysis facilities on Medicare’s website.
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