Medicare Insurance Coverage

We accept Medicare patients and you may qualify for Medicare.

We accept Medicare patients and you may qualify for Medicare. Over 40 million people in the U.S. lack medical insurance and many others remain underinsured, which has doubled since 1980. This means that many people wait until their illness is extremely serious before seeking medical care. This increases the chance of patient deaths. Largely, this could be prevented because some of these people may have access to Medicare.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE INSURANCE?

Bluestem Health of Lincoln, Nebraska often refers patients who are uninsured or without prescription coverage to their Patient Support Services Team – a team dedicated to Medicare enrollment assistance benefits.

WHAT IS MEDICARE?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program with several options for:

  • People who are 65 or older
  • Certain younger people with disabilities
  • People with End-Stage Renal Disease, or permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis

Various parts of Medicare cover specific services:

  • Medicare Part A – Hospital Insurance – covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.
  • Medicare Part B – Medical Insurance – covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.
  • Medicare Part D – prescription drug coverage – adds prescription drug coverage to:
    • Original Medicare
    • Some Medicare Cost Plans
    • Some Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service Plans
    • Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans

The above plans are offered by insurance companies and other private companies which are approved by Medicare. For more specific information, visit our Medicare page on our website.

MEDICARE THROUGH PATIENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Patient Support Services at Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska offers a “one-stop shop” for resources for our patients. Patients can apply for services without the need to travel to multiple places. Our knowledgeable team can assist with applying for the Sliding Fee Discount Program, enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, or accessing Economic or General Assistance programs.

The most common reason people contact Patient Support Services at Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska is because they want to know if they qualify for Medicare, can get assistance paying for their healthcare, or qualify for a discount on the services offered at Bluestem Health.

We understand that your health needs are unique and that you may require a variety of services throughout your lifetime. At Bluestem Health, we involve you as we develop your plan of care. We know how difficult and stressful it can be to navigate Medicare and the healthcare system. Click here to see what Medicare plan might work for you.

MEDICARE, NOT THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Having a team dedicated to enrollment assistance benefits both the patients themselves and Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. If patients can afford to see a provider at the clinic at a discounted rate, they will be less likely to incur more costly services at an Emergency Room.

As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we provide the highest standards in healthcare to anyone in our community. Bluestem Health works diligently to offer its services cost-efficiently and to aid patients in signing up for Medicare so that healthcare is affordable.

CONVENIENT ACCESS TO CARE

There are five locations in Lincoln where our patients can access the care they need and use their Medicare insurance:

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If you do not have insurance or Medicare and would like to speak with a Patient Support Services representative, call Bluestem Health’s main clinic at 402-476-1455 to make an appointment and get covered with Medicare.

Sources:

https://www.medicare.gov/plan-compare/#/questions/?year=2020&lang=en
https://www.aafpfoundation.org/content/dam/foundation/documents/who-we-are/cfhm/FMImpactGutierrezScheid.pdf
https://www.medicare.gov/plan-compare/#/questions/?year=2020&lang=en

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