Important Medicare Update

October 17, 2018

Dear Valued Patient,

We hope this letter finds you in good health. You are receiving this letter because our files indicate that you are/will become eligible for Medicare. If you have already been seen in our practice using your “Original” Medicare card this letter does not impact your relationship with Nye Partners. If you have selected a Medicare replacement plan, commonly known as Medicare “Part C” or a MA Plan this letter does not affect your relationship with our practice. We will continue to provide you with the highest level of care.

Due to Congressional rules, regulations, and low reimbursement imposed on medical providers, we find it necessary to close our Medicare panel to all NEW “Original” Medicare members, to remain financially solvent. We are no longer accepting NEW “Original” Medicare (red/white/blue card) patients. We will continue to accept Medicare replacement members, better known as Medicare Part C.

We are truly sorry if the closing of our Medicare Original panel has caused you any distress or anxiety. To learn more about Medicare plans that are accepted in our practice please read “Section 4: Learn about Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) & Other Medicare Health Plans” in the Medicare & You 2019 handbook (see pages 55-66). We have enclosed a copy of the Medicare publication to assist you with the Medicare Part C options available. You may also visit the Medicare & You website: https://www.medicare.gov/pubs/pdf/10050-Medicare-and-You.pdf to learn more about Medicare.

Please feel free to contact our financial department, at 312-670-2530 option 4, to confirm we are participating providers with your Medicare part C plan.

The Staff of NYE Partners in Women’s Health

 

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