DR.'s Who accept Medicare and Medicaid
Hi Karolyn, I know that Dr. Murr and Dr. Gallagher accept Medicare but not sure about medicaid. Also Tampa General is a Center of Excellence, that is where they do their surgeries. You may want to call them and check on the medicaid. Hope this helps. Patty
Hi, Kristen We spoke once before on this. What about Medipass Medicaid? That is what I am currently on. I FINALLY convinced the PA I see at Dr. *******s office to agree to help me so see if I can get the weight loss surgery! I just need a surgeon that will take my insurance and to start working on Medicaid to approve it! My doctors office said they don't know any surgeons for that, if I find one to give them the surgeons phone number and fax and they would do the referrals.
What is the difference with the Universal Medicaid and Medipass Medicaid? To me Medicaid is Medicaid. How about Medicare? This sucks. I feel like the rate I'm going if I don't get something done to reduce the weight soon, I won't be around in a year or two anyhow, then I won't have to worry about it.
Hi Debra, The State of Florida purchases health care services from commercially licensed HMOs. The Bureau of Managed Health Care is responsible for the approval and monitoring of all Medicaid HMO contracts in the state. United Health Care Medicaid (HMO) is one of these HMO products from which you can choose (a Medicaid contracted HMO). Medicaid Options is the name for Florida Medicaid's Managed Care enrollment broker. In Medicaid Options, Medicaid recipients get care through MediPass, Medicaid contracted HMOs, or Provider Service Networks (PSNs) or other contracted entities. To assist recipients in making choices, the state of Florida has created an enrollment and disenrollment helpline. You can contact an enrollment specialist by dialing the toll-free Medicaid Options Helpline : 1-888-367-6554. This helpline is operated by ACS State Healthcare Solutions who is contracted by the state to provide enrollment and disenrollment services to Medicaid recipients. Specialists help Medicaid recipients enroll in a Medicaid managed care plan by advising recipients of physicians that are in the plans, and can help recipients understand the differences in benefits offered by the plans. They can enroll recipients in the plan of their choice or assist recipients in changes from one plan to another. In addition to the enrollment and disenrollment helpline, Medicaid Options also provides written materials to assist Medicaid participants in choosing a Medicaid managed care plan. HTH, Kristen
on 2/8/07 10:50 pm
on 2/8/07 10:50 pm
i am also on medicaid/medipass and anxious to know who will take this insurence so i can also get on with what i need to do for surgery. i know that tampa general dr murr and gallagher take it but u have to pay 750 bux to spectra for all the testing and that comes out of ur pocket and if spectra says no surgery after all the testing u outa the 750 bux!! let alone gettin the insurence to say yes as well.
I'm up in Brooksville, about 45 miles above Tampa. So I don't know of any down that way. I starting with Pain Management on the Feb 20th. They said they would be looking at all my other health issues to see what the best way to do things for me. So will see then. I am sure they'll be wanting me to lose weight. So maybe they know of someone. If I find out will let you know.
I was on Medicare. I went to Weston Fl to the Cleveland Clinic and Dr R Rosenthal. I cant say enough good things about him or about his group. And I was impressed by CC. And I am a healthcare worker and very picky. I had to jump thru a lot of hoops for Medicare and was VERY careful to fufull their requirements. You dont get approval just have the surgery and then hope and pray they are satified. drj