Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Medicare and Sleep Apnea
#11
RE: Medicare and Sleep Apnea
Big Guy, and your retired military eligible for Tricare4Life? My husband is so we have basic Medicare and Tricare is our secondary. It pics up the 20% Medicare doesn't pay. We don't pay a cent. My CPAP supplies are under Medicare, my husband's under VA which is completely free.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#12
RE: Medicare and Sleep Apnea
(04-10-2020, 06:11 PM)SideSleeper Wrote: Big Guy, and your retired military eligible for Tricare4Life?  My husband is  so we have basic Medicare and Tricare is our secondary.  It pics up the 20% Medicare doesn't pay.  We don't pay a cent.  My CPAP supplies are under Medicare, my husband's under VA which is completely free.

I don't know much about it, as I didn't have any service-connected injuries or disabilities.
Post Reply Post Reply
#13
RE: Medicare and Sleep Apnea
(04-10-2020, 05:36 PM)Big Guy Wrote: I take it, that The Advantage Plan is an option offered by Medicare? 

I just have the basic Medicare, and I think that's just part's A & B. My BC/BS picks up whatever Medicare doesn't, 100%.

Advantage plans are not offered by Medicare. They are offered by private insurance companies that contract with medicare. If you're medicare copays are covered by other coverage you would probably be worse off with an advantage plan. Here's a link if your interested in learning more.
https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-...tage-plans
Download OSCAR

Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

Mask Primer
Soft Cervical Collar

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

Post Reply Post Reply
#14
RE: Medicare and Sleep Apnea
Thanks Big Guy, I defer to Melman's answer with the link. I answered as I did because my jumbled mess from the Gov. made a jumbled mess with my 3 remaining brain cells. Yes Advantage equals private.
Dave

OSCAR
Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#15
RE: Medicare and Sleep Apnea
(04-10-2020, 06:44 PM)Melman Wrote:
(04-10-2020, 05:36 PM)Big Guy Wrote: I take it, that The Advantage Plan is an option offered by Medicare? 

I just have the basic Medicare, and I think that's just part's A & B. My BC/BS picks up whatever Medicare doesn't, 100%.

Advantage plans are not offered by Medicare. They are offered by private insurance companies that contract with medicare. If you're medicare copays are covered by other coverage you would probably be worse off with an advantage plan. Here's a link if your interested in learning more.
https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-...tage-plans

Thanks for the clarification. My co-pays are covered by my BC/BS plan.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Sleep - wake transition central apnea drmaestro 4 119 6 hours ago
Last Post: drmaestro
  GF has sleep apnea - new user needing help derek.vandreat 25 581 07-01-2020, 06:33 PM
Last Post: derek.vandreat
  Medicare Requirements TomKriek 2 123 06-29-2020, 10:00 PM
Last Post: TomKriek
  Central and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Recommendations? CavemanDoctor 24 507 06-26-2020, 08:40 PM
Last Post: Mogy
  Medicare 5 years new BiPAP.. staceyburke 5 196 06-22-2020, 06:55 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Exercise Training to Treat Sleep Apnea Arik 2 252 06-12-2020, 11:06 PM
Last Post: Mogy
  Do I have sleep apnea? Maudlin 19 620 06-05-2020, 05:37 AM
Last Post: tiredofbeingtired


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.