October 10, 2017

Dear Patient,
 
With the Medicare Open Enrollment period coming up, we want to provide you with a list of the Medicare Advantage Plans we will be contracted with for the 2018 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
  • Bright Health Bright Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage

  …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.

Medicare now covers an annual wellness visit with your physician at no cost to you.  If you are enrolled in original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan you can receive the service from your PCP.

This visit is an opportunity for you and your doctor to develop a personalized prevention plan that takes a comprehensive approach to improving your health and preventing disease. This means that you and your doctor can develop a strategy together to help manage your health care. The annual wellness visit benefit includes the following services:

  • Routine measurements, such as your height, weight, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI);
  • Review of your individual medical and family history;
  • Review of the medications, supplements, and vitamins that you are currently taking;
  • Discussion of the care you are currently receiving from other health care providers;
  • Review of your functional ability and level of safety (for example, your risk of falling at home), including any cognitive impairment, as well as a screening for depression;
  • Discussion of personalized health advice that takes into account your risk factors and specific health conditions or needs, including weight loss, physical activity, smoking cessation, fall prevention, and nutrition;
  • Discussion of referrals to other appropriate health education or preventive counseling services that may help you minimize or treat potential health risks; and
  • Planning a schedule for the Medicare screening and preventive services you will need over the next five to 10 years.
Although the annual wellness visit is not the same thing as an annual physical exam, it provides you with the same opportunity to talk with your doctor about your health concerns. After your initial annual wellness visit, you are eligible for a follow-up or subsequent wellness visit every 12 months. The annual wellness visits are not subject to Medicare Part B deductibles, co-insurance, or copayments, which means that there is no expense to you.

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.

Call us today to get this important visit scheduled before the end of the year!
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