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Old 01-06-2020, 03:44 PM
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Thanks to Verizon and UHC (and TVHC, IMO, also some culpability)my wife has found herself in need of a doctor that accepts Medicare patients. Any recommendation?
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:52 PM
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You need to be more specific. Almost all doctors in the area accept Medicare. Otherwise, they would be out of business.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:46 PM
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We have yet to find one who doesn’t.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:58 PM
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If you do not mind the drive, we use Central Florida Health care, Dr. Lichtinger 352-360-0400, office is in Leesburg, route 27 just south of Lake Harris. Both myself and my wife like him very much.
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Could you explain the situation? Why is it Verizon, UHC and TVH fault that your wife now needs a Doctor that takes Medicare?
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:36 AM
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Thanks to Verizon and UHC (and TVHC, IMO, also some culpability)my wife has found herself in need of a doctor that accepts Medicare patients. Any recommendation?
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:02 PM
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Wife cancelled her health insurance with Verizon because they were switching to Aetna. Evidently Verizon did not cancel the prescription portion so Medicare treated that as an insurance company and turned down her application from Villages Health and of course since we are past the window she reverts to basic medicare. Two days of phone calls and nobody is budging so now basic medicare until October when she will reapply to get back into the system. Costs will go up for us since basic medicare only pays 80% so hoping she won't have any issues till then. TVH has been cooperating but their hands are tied. Wife is ok with it which means I'm ok with it...... Tinkerer thanks for the recommendation, I have passed it on to her
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Ah... well that sucks. Good that it's only a year.
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if the prescription part caused the issue, try getting a supplement
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99% of all doctors accept medicare..pick phone up and call..
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When I signed up for an Advantage Plan (previously on regular Medicare), I was told the new company would handle cancelling previous insurance. If not, she could have called and cancelled on her own. Seems to me that this might qualify for an exception to the window. Check with the Insurance offices near TVHC to see why UHC didn't follow through.
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OP, try contacting SHINE, SHINE - Home they provide unbiased health care information and may be able to help you in this situation. We have found them very helpful in the past.
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OP, try contacting SHINE, SHINE - Home they provide unbiased health care information and may be able to help you in this situation. We have found them very helpful in the past.
She contacted your recommendation and has an appointment. Thanks. She will most likely return to UHC when the open enrollment comes around in October.
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When I signed up for an Advantage Plan (previously on regular Medicare), I was told the new company would handle cancelling previous insurance. If not, she could have called and cancelled on her own. Seems to me that this might qualify for an exception to the window. Check with the Insurance offices near TVHC to see why UHC didn't follow through.
UHC did follow through, Medicare had the prescription drug company listed as an insurance company and Verizon did not cancel that portion of her coverage. UHC didn't get the cancellation from medicare until last week. Everyone is still working on it but she isn't optomistic.
Verizon won't talk to her since they have her not part of their plan plus getting through to anyone that can do anything is impossible. Since my wife is in pretty good health she should be ok until October.
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