Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Basic Plus (HMO-POS)

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$0.00 Monthly Premium

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Basic Plus (HMO-POS) is a HMO-POS Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan offered by Health Care Service Corporation

Plan ID: H3822-007-000

$0.00 Monthly Premium

Illinois Medicare beneficiaries may want to consider reviewing their Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan options. A Medicare Advantage plan combines your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) benefits into a single plan.

Most Medicare Advantage plans cover prescription drugs, and many plans may offer other extra benefits Original Medicare doesn’t cover.

Learn more about Illinois Medicare Advantage plans like the one below and find a plan that offers the benefits you want at an affordable price.

Basic Costs and Coverage

Coverage Details
Monthly plan premium$0.00
Vision coverage
Dental coverage
Hearing coverage
Prescription drugs
Medical deductible$0.00
Out-of-pocket maximum$4,500.00
Initial drug coverage limit$0.00
Catastrophic drug coverage limit$8,000.00
Primary care doctor visitIn-Network:

Doctor Office Visit:
Copayment for Primary Care Office Visit $0.00
Specialty doctor visitIn-Network:

Doctor Specialty Visit:
Copayment for Physician Specialist Office Visit $26.00
Prior Authorization Required for Doctor Specialty Visit
Referral Required for Doctor Specialty Visit
Inpatient hospital careIn-Network:

Acute Hospital Services:
$300.00 per day for days 1 to 8
$0.00 per day for days 9 to 90
Prior Authorization Required for Acute Hospital Services
Referral Required for Acute Hospital Services
Urgent care
Urgent Care:
Copayment for Urgent Care $30.00

Worldwide Coverage:
Copayment for Worldwide Urgent Coverage $120.00
Emergency room visit
Emergency Care:
Copayment for Emergency Care $120.00
Copayment for Medicare Covered Emergency Care waived if you are admitted to the hospital within 3 days

Worldwide Coverage:
Copayment for Worldwide Emergency Coverage $120.00
Ambulance transportationIn-Network:

Ground Ambulance:
Copayment for Ground Ambulance Services $250.00

Air Ambulance:
Coinsurance for Air Ambulance Services 20%

Please see Evidence of Coverage for Prior Authorization rules

Health Care Services and Medical Supplies

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Basic Plus (HMO-POS) covers a range of additional benefits. Learn more about Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Basic Plus (HMO-POS) benefits, some of which may not be covered by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B).

Coverage Details
Chiropractic services
POS (Out-of-Network):

Chiropractic Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Chiropractic Services 40%
Diabetes supplies, training, nutrition therapy and monitoring
POS (Out-of-Network):

Diabetic Supplies and Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Diabetic Supplies and Services 20%
Durable medical equipment (DME)
POS (Out-of-Network):

Durable Medical Equipment:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Durable Medical Equipment 20%
Diagnostic tests, lab and radiology services, and X-rays
POS (Out-of-Network):

Outpatient Diag Procs/Tests/Lab Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Procedures/Tests $60.00
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Procedures/Tests 40%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Lab Services 40%
Copayment for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Radiological Services $60.00
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Radiological Services 40%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Therapeutic Radiological Services 40%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Outpatient X-Ray Services 40%
Home health careIn-Network:

Home Health Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Home Health Services $0.00
Prior Authorization Required for Home Health Services
Referral Required for Home Health Services
Mental health inpatient care
Out-of-Network:
Coinsurance for Psychiatric Hospital Services per Stay 40%
Mental health outpatient careIn-Network:

Outpatient Mental Health Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Individual Sessions $30.00
Copayment for Medicare-covered Group Sessions $30.00
Prior Authorization Required for Outpatient Mental Health Services
Referral Required for Outpatient Mental Health Services
Outpatient services/surgeryIn-Network:

Outpatient Hospital Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Outpatient Hospital Services $275.00
Prior Authorization Required for Outpatient Hospital Services
Referral Required for Outpatient Hospital Services

Outpatient Observation Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Observation Services - Per stay $275.00
Referral Required for Outpatient Observation Services

Ambulatory Surgical Center Services:
Copayment for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services $200.00
Prior Authorization Required for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services
Referral Required for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services
Outpatient substance abuse careIn-Network:

Outpatient Substance Abuse Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Individual Sessions $75.00
Copayment for Medicare-covered Group Sessions $75.00
Prior Authorization Required for Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
Referral Required for Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
Over-the-counter itemsIn-Network:

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Items:
Copayment for Over-The-Counter (OTC) Items $0.00
Maximum Plan Benefit of $105.00 every three months
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) offerred as a Part C OTC benefit
Podiatry servicesIn-Network:

Podiatry Services:
Copayment for Medicare-Covered Podiatry Services $40.00
Prior Authorization Required for Podiatry Services
Referral Required for Podiatry Services
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) careIn-Network:

Skilled Nursing Facility Services:
$0.00 per day for days 1 to 20
$203.00 per day for days 21 to 39
$0.00 per day for days 40 to 100
Prior Authorization Required for Skilled Nursing Facility Services
Referral Required for Skilled Nursing Facility Services

Dental Benefits

The following dental services are covered, though there may be provider network restrictions. See the plan Evidence of Coverage.

Coverage Details
Dental care
POS (Out-of-Network):

Medicare Covered Dental Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Comprehensive Dental 40%
Non-Medicare Covered Dental Services:
Copayment for Non-Medicare Covered Preventive Dental $0.00
Coinsurance for Non-Medicare Covered Comprehensive Dental 50%

Vision Benefits

The following vision services are covered, though there may be provider network restrictions. See the plan Evidence of Coverage.

Coverage Details
Vision benefitsIn-Network:

Eye Exams:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Benefits $0.00
Copayment for Routine Eye Exams $0.00
  • Maximum 1 Routine Eye Exam every year

Eyewear:
Copayment for Medicare-Covered Benefits $35.00
Copayment for Contact Lenses $0.00
Copayment for Eyeglass Lenses $0.00
  • Maximum 1 Pair every year
Copayment for Eyeglass Frames $0.00
  • Maximum 1 Pair every year
Maximum Plan Benefit of $100.00 every year for all Non-Medicare covered eyewear

Hearing Benefits

The following hearing services are covered, though there may be provider network restrictions. See the plan Evidence of Coverage.

Coverage Details
Hearing benefits
POS (Out-of-Network):

Medicare Covered Hearing Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Hearing Exams 40%

Preventive Services and Health/Wellness Education Programs

The following services are covered, though there may be provider network restrictions. See the plan Evidence of Coverage.

Coverage Details
Preventive services and health/wellness education programs
POS (Out-of-Network):

Medicare-covered Zero Dollar Preventive Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Medicare-covered Preventive Services $60.00

When reviewing Illinois Medicare plans, be sure to find out if your doctors are part of the plan network. If a Medicare Advantage plan covers prescription drugs, make sure the plan formulary (list of drugs covered by the plan) includes your drugs.

You may be able to find plans in your part of Illinois that offer similar benefits at similar or lower prices than the plan above. Call 1-800-557-6059 TTY 711, 24/7 to speak with a licensed insurance agent who can help you compare plans.

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