Let Bluestem Health Assist You With Medicare Insurance

Understanding the requirements of medicare insurance can be an overwhelming task to accomplish on your own. Bluestem Health is here to help.

Medicare Insurance

Are you wondering if you qualify for Medicare, but don’t know where to begin? Are you looking for assistance in enrolling, but don’t know who to ask? Navigating and understanding the requirements of health insurance can be an overwhelming task to accomplish on your own. Bluestem Health is here to help.

What is Medicare?

To begin, it’s important to gain a general idea of what Medicare health insurance is and who qualifies. Medicare is a federal health insurance program in the United States that primarily provides health coverage for people aged 65 and older with no income restrictions. It can also cover certain younger individuals with disabilities or specific medical conditions. Medicare is broken down into the following parts:

  • Part A – This is hospital insurance that helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facility care, hospice care, and home health care.
  • Part B – This medical insurance helps cover services from doctors, outpatient care, home health care, many preventive services, and durable medical equipment.
  • Part C – This is otherwise known as Medicare Advantage and is a Medicare-approved plan from a private company that offers an alternative to original Medicare for health and drug coverage.
  • Part D – This helps cover outpatient prescription drug costs. A Medicare drug plan must be joined in addition to the original Medicare or by joining a Medicare Advantage plan. Plans that offer Medicare drug coverage are run by private insurance companies that follow rules set by Medicare.

There are several Medicare health insurance options available. We want you to know that we value our Medicare patients and accept Medicare insurance at all five of Bluestem Health’s locations.

It’s important to note that while Medicare covers a significant portion of healthcare costs for eligible individuals, it does not cover all medical expenses. There may be out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles, small monthly premiums, copayments, and coinsurance. Some individuals may choose to purchase supplemental insurance, known as Medigap, to help cover these additional costs.

How can Bluestem Health help with Medicare Enrollment?

Our Patient Support Services at Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska offers resources that our patients need. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team can assist you with enrolling in Medicare or Medicaid, applying in our Sliding Fee Discount Program, or accessing Economic or General Assistance programs. We will inform you of what is required from each program and if you qualify. From the beginning stages of the application process through completion, we will be there to help you every step of the way. We understand that navigating the intricacies of Medicare requires careful consideration and planning. By being professionally informed and assisted in this process, you can count on accessing the healthcare services you need to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

Having a dedicated team to guide you through the financial and insurance processes not only benefits our patients, but Bluestem Health as well. Our Patient Support Service Specialists are passionate about ensuring that you make an informed decision about your healthcare coverage. You don’t have to figure it all out alone.

Our Team of InterpretersIs Ready to Help, Too!

To serve Lincoln’s diverse population, we also employ a staff of interpreters who provide in-person interpretation services rather than communicating over the phone, which can dramatically improve a patient’s experience during their healthcare visit. In addition to English, our interpreters are fluent in Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, Karen, Burmese, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language.

At Bluestem Health, we welcome all patients, including those with Medicare for insurance and those insured through Nebraska’s Medicaid Program. Our commitment is to provide you with easily accessible, high-quality, integrated health services when and where you need them.

Come Visit Us

As we journey through life, health becomes an increasingly important aspect of our well-being. As we age, the need for comprehensive healthcare coverage becomes paramount. Bluestem Health is here to help you with your Medicare or other health coverage questions. Connect with us at (402) 476-1455.

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