Senior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Carson City County, NV Medicare Advantage Plan

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Senior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan by Hometown Health, a 2016 Medicare Advantage plan available in Carson City County, NV Senior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan is a Medicare Advantage plan from Hometown Health that's available in Carson City County, Nevada. It is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option, with prescription drug coverage, for people with Medicare Part A and Part B benefits.

You can reach Hometown Health directly at (888)775-7003 or (711)- for TTY users.

About PPO Plans with Part D

PPO health insurance allows you to choose your own primary care doctor, specialists and other healthcare providers. If you're on a budget you can lower your out-of-pocket costs by using the plan's provider network.

IMPORTANT: Unlike Original Medicare, your out-of-pocket expenses are capped with this plan. As a result, you won't be vulnerable to excessive medical bills due to an accident or a critical illness.

CRITICAL: The prescription drug coverage included with Senior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan has its own deductible and co-pays. If you have prescriptions, make sure your drugs are covered at a favorable price before you join this plan.

Monthly Premium and Deductibles

The premium on this plan is $203.00 per month. That includes your prescription drugs, as well. Plus, you must continue to pay your monthly Medicare Part B premium. Co-payments and/or co-insurances also apply with most healthcare services, except preventive care mandated by CMS (see H2906-005 Summary of Benefits below).

Although the health plan itself does not have a deductible, the prescription drug plan does. It's $0.00 per year. That means you have first dollar coverage.

IMPORTANT: When evaluating this plan, look past the monthly premium. Identify the costs of the healthcare services you use most. Only then will you uncover the plan's value for your personal situation.

Maximum Out-of-Pocket (MOOP) Limit for Parts A & B

Unlike Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans must set an annual Maximum Out-of-Pocket limit on inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The Senior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan plan MOOP is $3,000 . Once you reach this amount of spending on your co-payments, all of your Medicare Part A and Part B services will be covered at no additional charge.

Plans can set their MOOP at a voluntary level of $0 to $3,400 (for in-network services) or a mandatory $3,401 to $6,700 (in-network). Combined totals for in-network and out-of-network are generally higher.

NOTE: MOOP does not include what you spend on monthly premiums. It also does not apply to your prescription drugs or Part D deductible.

CRITICAL: It is important to evaluate the combined annual MA/MAPD premiums and MOOP versus what you might expect to pay for a Medigap plan in Carson City County. Some Medicare Supplements offer less overall financial risk than Medicare Advantage.

Plan Ratings

In this section we show you the quality rating for this plan. Each year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates health plans (Part C) in five broad categories and drug plans (Part D) in four broad categories. We do not recommend joining a plan with an overall rating less than 3.0. The following marks will give you an idea of the level of care you will receive if you join this Hometown Health plan.

2016 Overall RatingSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Overall Rating
Part C Summary RatingSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Medicare Part C Rating
Part D Summary RatingSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Medicare Part D Rating
Staying Healthy: Screenings, Tests, VaccinesSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Staying Healthy Rating
Managing Chronic (Long Term) ConditionsSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Managing Chronic Conditions Rating
Member Experience with Health PlanSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Member Experience with Health Plan Rating
Complaints and Changes in Plans PerformanceSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Complaints Rating
Health Plan Customer ServiceNot enough data available
Drug Plan Customer ServiceSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Drug Plan Customer Service Rating
Complaints and Changes in the Drug PlanSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Drug Plan Member Complaints Rating
Member Experience with the Drug PlanSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Drug Plan Member Experience Rating
Drug Safety and Accuracy of Drug PricingSenior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Drug Safety and Accuracy of Drug Pricing Rating

Part D Prescription Drug Benefits

This plan includes Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits. If you have regular prescriptions, it's critical that you evaluate your costs using the plan's formulary.

Annual Rx Deductible:0.00
Initial Coverage Limit (ICL):$3,310
Gap Coverage:Yes
Plan's Pharmacy Page:http://www.SeniorCarePlus.com
Plan's Formulary Page:http://www.SeniorCarePlus.com
Plan Offers an Online Pharmacy:No

Here's what you'll pay at the pharmacy if you join this plan:

TierDrug ClassCopay
1Preferred Generic$3
2Generic$12
3Preferred Brand$45
4Non-Preferred Brand$80
5Specialty Tier33%

IMPORTANT: Once you and your plan provider have spent $3,310 on covered drugs (combined amount plus your deductible), you will be in the donut hole coverage gap. In this phase, unless the plan offers additional coverage, you will pay 45% for brand-name drugs and 58% on generic drugs. This Hometown Health plan does provide additional coverage through the gap.

NOTE: Medicare Advantage plans that include prescription drug coverage (MAPDs) are treated like Medicare Part D plans. Members at higher income levels are subject to the Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). In some situations, IRMAA can be appealed. You will need to show SSA evidence of a qualifying event and provide proof of your lower income.

Summary of Benefits (H2906-005)

In this section we outline high-level information about the plan's co-payment and co-insurance costs for inpatient, outpatient, preventive care, transportation and other healthcare services. For complete details, download the Senior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan Summary of Benefits.

Outpatient Care and Services

All outpatient health care services (Medicare Part B benefits) have their own co-payment or co-insurance costs. Here's how this plan charges for the basics.

Primary Care Doctor:20% co-insurance
Physician Specialist:$40 co-payment
Chiropractor:$20 co-payment
Occupational Therapist:$15 co-payment
Physical Therapist:$15 co-payment
Speech Terapist:$15 co-payment
Psychotherapist:$40 co-payment
Psychiatrist:$40 co-payment
Podiatrist:$40 co-payment

Lab and Diagnostic Services

Lab and diagnostic services have co-payment or co-insurance costs. Some plans offer these services at no cost, but most do not.

Medicare-covered Diagnostic Procedures/Tests:$0 to $80 co-payment
Medicare-covered Lab Services:$0 to $80 co-payment
Medicare-covered Diagnostic Radiological Services:$60 to $80 co-payment
Medicare-covered Therapeutic Radiological Services$60 co-payment
Medicare-covered X-Ray Services$40 co-payment

Urgent Care and Emergency Services

Urgent care and emergency room services (Medicare Part B benefits) have co-payment or co-insurance costs. Some plans waive these costs if you are admitted as an inpatient within a specified amount of time. Also, plans are not required to offer emergency care worldwide.

Urgent Care:$20 to $40 co-payment
Co-insurance waived if admitted within 0 Hours
Emergency Care:$75 co-payment
Co-insurance waived if admitted within 0 Hours
Worldwide Coverage:Yes
Ambulance:$200 co-payment

Medicare Preventive Care

Senior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan covers preventive services, as required by law under Medicare Part B, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Alcohol misuse counseling
  • Bone mass measurement
  • Breast cancer screening (mammogram)
  • Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy)
  • Cardiovascular screenings
  • Cervical and vaginal cancer screening
  • Colorectal cancer screenings
  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes screenings
  • HIV screening
  • Medical nutrition therapy services
  • Obesity screening and counseling
  • Prostate cancer screenings (PSA)
  • Sexually transmitted infections screening and counseling
  • Tobacco use cessation counseling
  • Vaccines including Flu shots Hepatitis B shots Pneumococcal shots
  • "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit
  • Yearly "Wellness" visit

All preventive healthcare services are provided at no cost to the beneficiary. Any additional preventative services approved by Medicare during the contract year will be covered.

Inpatient Care and Services

When you are admitted into a hospital or skilled nursing facility you will make copayments based on benefit periods. A benefit period begins when you are admitted and ends after not receiving inpatient care for 60 days in a row. If you are admitted again after a benefit period has ended a new benefit period begins.

You are required to pay an inpatient deductible for each benefit period. There are no limits on the the number of benefit periods. Here's how this plan charges:

  • Day 1 to 5 you pay $275 per day
  • See the Summary of Benefits for additional copayment periods.
The hospital benefit period is the same as Original Medicare.

Hospice

You pay nothing for hospice care from a Medicare-approved (certified) hospice facility. You may have to pay some of the cost for drugs and respite care.

Plan Availability

Senior Care Plus: Freedom Rx Select Plan is available to beneficiaries living in Carson City, and all other areas of Carson City County, Nevada.

For assistance 24 hours a day, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048 or visit www.medicare.gov

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