Medicare Plus Blue PPO Assure (PPO)

4.5 out of 5 stars* for plan year 2023
$246.00 Monthly Premium

Medicare Plus Blue PPO Assure (PPO) is a PPO Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Plan ID: H9572-003-002

$246.00 Monthly Premium

Michigan 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 Michigan 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$246.00
Vision coverage
Dental coverage
Hearing coverage
Prescription drugs
Medical deductible$0.00
Out-of-pocket maximum$3,425.00
Initial drug coverage limit$0.00
Catastrophic drug coverage limit$7,400.00
Primary care doctor visitIn-Network:

Doctor Office Visit:
Copayment for Primary Care Office Visit $0.00
Specialty doctor visit
Out-of-Network:

Doctor Specialty Visit:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Physician Specialist Office Visit 30%
Inpatient hospital careIn-Network:

Acute Hospital Services:
$100.00 per day for days 1 to 6
$0.00 per day for days 7 to 90
Prior Authorization Required for Acute Hospital Services
Urgent care
Urgent Care:
Copayment for Urgent Care $0.00 to $40.00
Copayment for Urgent Care OON: $0 to $40
Minimum copayment amount applies to services provided in PCP office. Maximum copayment amount applies to a services provided in an urgent care facility.

Worldwide Coverage:
Copayment for Worldwide Urgent Coverage $40.00
Maximum Plan Benefit of $50,000
Emergency room visit
Emergency Care:
Copayment for Emergency Care $90.00
Copayment for Medicare Covered Emergency Care waived if you are admitted to the hospital within 3 days

Worldwide Coverage:
Copayment for Worldwide Emergency Coverage $90.00
Copayment for Worldwide Emergency Transportation $250.00
Maximum Plan Benefit of $50,000
Worldwide emergency, urgently needed services and emergency transportation are subject to combined $50,000 lifetime maximum benefit.
Ambulance transportation
Out-of-Network:

Ambulance Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Ambulance Services - Ground $250.00
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Ambulance Services - Ground 30%
Copayment for Medicare Covered Ambulance Services - Air $250.00
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Ambulance Services - Air 30%

Health Care Services and Medical Supplies

Medicare Plus Blue PPO Assure (PPO) covers a range of additional benefits. Learn more about Medicare Plus Blue PPO Assure (PPO) benefits, some of which may not be covered by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B).

Coverage Details
Chiropractic services
Out-of-Network:

Chiropractic Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Chiropractic Services 30%
Chiropractic Services:
Coinsurance for Non-Medicare Covered Chiropractic Services 30%
Diabetes supplies, training, nutrition therapy and monitoringIn-Network:

Diabetic Supplies and Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Diabetic Supplies $0.00
Copayment for Medicare-covered Diabetic Therapeutic Shoes or Inserts $0.00
Prior Authorization Required for Diabetic Supplies and Services
Durable medical equipment (DME)In-Network:

Durable Medical Equipment:
Coinsurance for Medicare-covered Durable Medical Equipment 0% to 20%
Prior Authorization Required for Durable Medical Equipment
Diagnostic tests, lab and radiology services, and X-raysIn-Network:

Outpatient Diag Procs/Tests/Lab Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Diagnostic Procedures/Tests $0.00 to $75.00
Copayment for Medicare-covered Lab Services $0.00 to $20.00
Prior Authorization Required for Outpatient Diag Procs/Tests/Lab Services

Outpatient Diag/Therapeutic Rad Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Diagnostic Radiological Services $75.00
Copayment for Medicare-covered Therapeutic Radiological Services $35.00
Copayment for Medicare-covered X-Ray Services $35.00 to $75.00
Prior Authorization Required for Outpatient Diag/Therapeutic Rad Services

Out-of-Network:

Outpatient Diag Procs/Tests/Lab Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Procedures/Tests
$0.00
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Procedures/Tests
30%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Lab Services
30%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Radiological Services 30%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Therapeutic Radiological Services 30%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Outpatient X-Ray Services 30%
(Please see Evidence of Coverage for details)
Home health careIn-Network:

Home Health Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Home Health Services $0.00
Prior Authorization Required for Home Health Services
Mental health inpatient care
Out-of-Network:
Coinsurance for Psychiatric Hospital Services per Stay 30%
Mental health outpatient care
Out-of-Network:

Outpatient Mental Health Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Individual Sessions 30%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Group Sessions 30%
Outpatient services/surgery
Out-of-Network:

Outpatient Hospital and ASC Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Outpatient Hospital Services 30%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Ambulatory Surgical Center Services 30%
Outpatient substance abuse careIn-Network:

Outpatient Substance Abuse Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Individual Sessions $0.00
Copayment for Medicare-covered Group Sessions $0.00
Over-the-counter itemsIn-Network:

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Items:
Copayment for Over-The-Counter (OTC) Items $0.00
Maximum Plan Benefit of $100.00 every three months ($25 every three months to be used for OTC and food, $75 every three months to be used for dental vision and hearing items and services)
The unused amount carriers over but must be used within the same calendar year
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) offered as a Part C OTC benefit

Out-of-Network:

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Items:
Copayment for Non-Medicare Covered Over-The-Counter (OTC) Items $0.00
Maximum Plan Benefit of $100.00 every three months every three months ($25 every three months to be used for OTC and food, $75 every three months to be used for dental, vision and hearing items and services)
The unused amount is carried over but must be used within the same calendar year.
Podiatry servicesIn-Network:

Podiatry Services:
Copayment for Medicare-Covered Podiatry Services $0.00
Prior Authorization Required for Podiatry Services
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) careIn-Network:

Skilled Nursing Facility Services:
$0.00 per day for days 1 to 20
$188.00 per day for days 21 to 100
Prior Authorization 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
Out-of-Network:

Medicare Covered Dental Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Comprehensive Dental 30%
Non-Medicare Covered Dental Services:
Coinsurance for Non-Medicare Covered Preventive Dental 50%
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
Copayment for Lasik & RK $0.00

Eyewear:
Copayment for Medicare-Covered Benefits $0.00
Copayment for Contact Lenses $0.00
  • Maximum 1 Pair
Copayment for Eyeglass Lenses $0.00
  • Maximum 1 Pair
Copayment for Eyeglass Frames $0.00
  • Maximum 1 Pair
Maximum Plan Benefit of $150.00 every year for all Non-Medicare covered eyewear for in and out of network services combined

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
Out-of-Network:

Medicare Covered Hearing Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Hearing Exams 50%
Non-Medicare Covered Hearing Services:
Coinsurance for Non-Medicare Covered Hearing Exams 50%
Copayment for Non-Medicare Covered Hearing Aids $0.00

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
Out-of-Network:

Medicare-covered Zero Dollar Preventive Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Medicare-covered Preventive Services $0.00

When reviewing Michigan 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 Michigan 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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Michigan Counties Served

Berrien Branch Calhoun Eaton Gratiot Hillsdale Ingham Jackson Monroe Montcalm Saint Joseph Van Buren
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