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AHIP Module 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Mr. Lopez has heard that he can sign up for a product called "Medicare Advantage" but is not sure about what type of plan designs are available through this prog... ram. What should you tell him about the types of health plans that are available through the Medicare Advantage program? Correct Answer: c. They are Medicare health plans such as HMOs, PPOs, PFFS, and MSAs. Correct Mr. Wells is trying to understand the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. What would be a correct description? Correct Answer: a. Medicare Advantage is a way of covering all the Original Medicare benefits through private health insurance companies. Correct Mrs. Radford asks whether there are any special eligibility requirements for Medicare Advantage. What should you tell her? Correct Answer: b. Mrs. Radford must be entitled to Part A and enrolled in Part B to enroll in Medicare Advantage. Correct Mr. Castillo, a naturalized citizen, previously enrolled in Medicare Part B but has recently stopped paying his Part B premium. Mr. Castillo is still covered by Part A. He would like to enroll in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and is still covered by Part A. What should you tell him? Correct Answer: a. He is not eligible to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan until he re-enrolls in Medicare Part B. Correct Mrs. Billings enrolled in the ABC Medicare Advantage (MA) plan several years ago. Her doctor recently confirmed a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). What options does Mrs. Billings have in regard to her MA plan during the next open enrollment season? Correct Answer: a. She may remain in her ABC MA plan or enroll in a Special Needs Plan (SNP) for individuals suffering from ESRD if one is available in her area. Correct Daniel is a middle-income Medicare beneficiary. He has chronic bronchitis, putting him at severe risk for pneumonia. Otherwise, he has no problems functioning. Which type of SNP is likely to be most appropriate for him? Correct Answer: a. C-SNP Correct Mr. Kumar is considering a Medicare Advantage HMO and has questions about his ability to access providers. What should you tell him? Correct Answer: d. In most Medicare Advantage HMOs, Mr. Kumar must obtain his services only from providers who have a contractual relationship with the plan (except in an emergency). Correct Mrs. Ramos is considering a Medicare Advantage PPO and has questions about which providers she can go to for her health care. What should you tell her? Correct Answer: b. Mrs. Ramos can obtain care from any provider who participates in Original Medicare, but generally will have a higher cost-sharing amount if she sees a provider who/that is not part of the PPO network. Correct Mr. Sinclair has diabetes and heart trouble and is generally satisfied with the care he has received under Original Medicare, but he would like to know more about Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs). What could you tell him? Correct Answer: b. SNPs have special programs for enrollees with chronic conditions, like Mr. Sinclair, and they provide prescription drug coverage that could be very helpful as well. Correct Mr. Greco is in excellent health, lives in his own home, and has a sizeable income from his investments. He has a friend enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan (SNP). His friend has mentioned that the SNP charges very low cost-sharing amounts and Mr. Greco would like to join that plan. What should you tell him? Correct Answer: b. SNPs limit enrollment to certain sub-populations of beneficiaries. Given his current situation, he is unlikely to qualify and would not be able to enroll in the SNP. Correct Mr. Gomez notes that a Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plan available in his area has an attractive premium. He wants to know if he must use doctors in a network like his current HMO plan requires him to do. What should you tell him? Correct Answer: b. He may receive health care services from any doctor allowed to bill Medicare, as long as he shows the doctor the plan's identification card and the doctor agrees to accept the PFFS plan's payment terms and conditions, which could include balance billing. Correct Mrs. Lee is discussing with you the possibility of enrolling in a Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plan. As part of that discussion, what should you be sure to tell her? Correct Answer: c. PFFS plans may choose to offer Part D benefits but are not required to do so. Correct Mr. McTaggert notes that a Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plan available in his area has an attractive premium. He wants to know what makes them different from an HMO or a PPO. What should you tell him? Correct Answer: d. Enrollees in a PFFS plan can obtain care from any provider in the U.S. who accepts Original Medicare, as long as the provider has a reasonable opportunity to access the plan's terms and conditions and agrees to accept them. Correct Dr. Elizabeth Brennan does not contract with the PFFS plan but accepts the plan's terms and conditions for payment. Mary Rodgers sees Dr. Brennan for treatment. How much may Dr. Brennan charge? Correct Answer: b. Dr. Brennan can charge Mary Rogers no more than the cost sharing specified in the PFFS plan's terms and condition of payment which may include balance billing up to 15 percent of the Medicare rate. Correct Mrs. Lyons is in good health, uses a single prescription, and lives independently in her own home. She is attracted by the idea of maintaining control over a Medical Savings Account (MSA), but is not sure if the plan associated with the account will fit her needs. What specific piece of information about a Medicare MSA plan would it be important for her to know, prior to enrolling in such a plan? Correct Answer: b. All MSAs cover Part A and Part B benefits, but not Part D prescription drug benefits, which could be obtained by also enrolling in a separate prescription drug plan. Correct Which of the following statement is correct about Medicare Savings Account (MSA) Plans? [Show More]

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