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    Andrea Sileo
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    Trying to get my mom an appointment at a Center of Excellence in California or Phoenix, but it seems that none of them accept Aetna Medicare PPO. Is anyone on Medicare being seen at a Center of Excellence?

    Thank you

    #46992
    Michael
    Participant

    Original Medicare is my primary insurer and I am seen at a Ctr of E in New York. The physicians accept Medicare determined service rates. My supplemental or secondary insurer (United healthcare) covers the balance of Medicare determined rate less Medicare payment less my co payment. Your Mom my be in a Medicare Advantage plan as opposed to original Medicare.

    #46993
    Carole Tirico
    Participant

    Michael – where is the center of excellence in New York. I live on Long Island and I have MDS, doctor has been watching counts for 4 years and now wants to start chemo on Monday, I am a little overwhelmed by all of this.
    Carole

    #46995
    Michael
    Participant

    Carole-

    I go to Columbia Med Ctr in Upper Manhattan. I travel there from Albany area. On this site you can see that there are 10 Centers in NYS. 8 of those are in Metro NYC. You likely can find one closer to you.

    Best Wishes

    PS~ I have been on watch and wait for three years. My local hematologist wanted to start Vidazza immediately but the Ctr of Ex stopped that approach.

    #47000
    Carole Tirico
    Participant

    Thank you Michael

    #47418
    sheri
    Participant

    That is what I have and so far has covered most of my bills. Never went to a center of excellence though.

    #47419
    sheri
    Participant

    That is what I have and so far has covered most of my bills. Never went to a center of excellence though.

    #47423
    PATRICK CAMMARANO
    Participant

    Andrea— I am pretty sure medicare is only good in the state you live in. Except if you are on vacation and find your self in another states ER. If you could use medicare across states lines that would be the ideal plan.

    #47431
    rar
    Participant

    Medicare is good in any state. Supplement plans usually cover a small area.

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