October 26, 2016

Dear Patient,
 
With the Medicare Open Enrollment period under way, we want to provide you with a list of the Medicare Advantage Plans we will be contracted with for the 2017 plan year.       

  • United AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1
  • United AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2
  • United AARP Medicare – Banner Health Network
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage – Banner Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage – Banner Health
  • Cigna Healthspring Preferred and Preferred Plus

  …and of course we take Medicare Part B alone or with a secondary insurance plan.
 
You can visit medicare.gov for a complete list and description of the options available to you. We are familiar with an insurance broker who specializes in the United AARP Medicare Complete Plans. Her name is Kristel LeBlanc. Her phone number is 602-350-1807, and her e-mail address is myazinsuranceagent@yahoo.com. Feel free to reach out to her if you have questions during this process.
 
If you have any questions, please give our billing office a call at 602-547-8184, option 6.
 
Sincerely,
Paseo Primary Care Physicians

At Paseo Primary Care Physicians we believe that an annual wellness visit is an important part of maintaining your overall health. To prepare for your visit we ask that you complete the Health Risk Assessment and bring the completed form with you to your visit.

 

At this visit, your healthcare provider will review your medical and surgical history.  Your provider will also review all medications and supplements that you are taking, medical conditions that run in your family, and your personal habits (diet, exercise, and tobacco and alcohol use). In addition, your provider will review any allergies you may have as well as ask a series of questions to see if you are at risk for a number of other diseases. In addition, your provider will:

  • Establish a list of current providers and suppliers that are regularly involved in providing your medical care; provide personalized health advice and referrals, as needed to health education or preventive counseling services
  • Measure your height, weight, blood pressure, and anything else that the provider thinks is needed based on your medical/family history;
  • Screen you for problems with thought processes (eg, Alzheimer disease); review your      potential risk factors for depression; review your level of safety (risk for falls, etc.);
  • Establish a written schedule of recommended screening tests for you to have done over the next 5-10 years
  • Establish a list of risk factors and conditions as well as a list of treatment options and their associated risks and benefits

An annual wellness visit is NOT the same as an annual physical. At a physical, your provider performs an exam, perhaps runs tests or takes blood. A physical is not covered or paid for by Medicare whereas your annual wellness visit is covered.  A wellness visit does not include new or existing medical issues. Addressing any new or existing medical concerns may be considered a separate service by Medicare and you will be responsible for paying any deductible or coinsurance amounts.

Please speak with a Paseo Primary Care Physicians staff person if you have any questions about these services.

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