Located in the heart of Lakeland, Florida, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center is a Level II trauma hospital that has served the residents of Lakeland and the surrounding areas for over 100 years.
Lakeland Regional and Medicare
There are several types of Medicare coverage available to Medicare beneficiaries. Some are widely accepted anywhere in the country while others require members to seek care within a specific network of providers and hospitals. Let’s review each type of coverage so you can figure out which kind you have and if your Medicare is accepted at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center.
Parts A and B of Medicare make up Traditional Medicare and provide the foundational coverage and benefits for all Medicare beneficiaries. Traditional Medicare does not utilize provider or facility networks. Instead, the provider or facility only has to agree to accept Medicare assignment. Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center does accept Medicare assignment.
Medicare supplements are offered by many private insurance companies, but all of the 10 current plans are standardized, meaning their coverage stays the same across every carrier. For instance, Plan G, one of the most popular Medicare supplements, offers the same benefits if purchased from one company as it does from any other.
As with Traditional Medicare, Medicare supplements do not utilize networks. As long as your physician and the facility accepts Medicare, they will also accept your Medicare supplement plan.
Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicare Advantage plans work quite differently. There are thousands of Medicare Advantage plans available for purchase and all of them use networks. Some Medicare Advantage plans do not offer benefits if the member receives care outside of the plan’s network. Others still offer benefits outside of the network, but at a lower coinsurance amount.
To take advantage of the full benefits of one of these plans, your provider and the facility you’re being treated at must be part of your plan’s network. You should verify this before having treatment. Also, networks can change, so even if you have verified your provider’s network status once, you’ll need to continue to do so as long as you are enrolled in Medicare Advantage.
Accepted Health Insurance Plans
This a list of the Medicare plans that Lakeland Regional Health and Medical Center currently accepts. While the facility is approved and contracted to accept each of these plans, you will need to check with your specific healthcare practitioner to make sure they are also in-network with your insurance.
- Part A
- Part B
- All carriers, all plans
Medicare Advantage Plans
- Aetna Medicare – HMO/PPO/POS/PFFS/Choice
- Aetna Medicare Assure (and Plus) – HMO-SNP
- Aetna Medicare Select – HMO (Previously Coventry Summit Plan HMO/HMO-SNP)
- Baycare Medicare – HMO
- Baycare Plus
- Baycare Plus Rewards
- Baycare Plus Complete
- Baycare Plus Signature
- Care Plus Health Plans – HMO/PPO
- Devoted Health Plan of Florida
- Florida Blue Medicare – HMO/PPO
- Freedom Health / Optimum – HMO
- Freedom Dual Complete Special Needs
- Humana – HMO/PFFS/PPO/SNP
- Gold Plus HMO
- Regional PPO
- Longevity – HMO/I-SNP
- Optimum – HMO
- Simply Healthcare – HMO
- Sunshine (AllWell) – HMO
- UnitedHealthcare – HMO, PPO, WellMed, SEC Horizons
- AARP Medicare HMO/PPO Complete
- Medicare Solutions
- United Dual Complete Special Needs
- Wellcare Health Plan – HMO/PPO
- Traditional Medicaid (Florida)
- Aetna Better Health of Florida
- Clear Health Alliance – HMO
- Humana Medical Plan Florida – HMO
- Molina Healthcare – HMO
- Simply Medicaid – HMO
- Sunshine Health Plan – HMO
- United Healthcare Community Plan – HMO
- Medicare Railroad
- Tricare: Prime, Select, and Tricare for Life
- Veteran’s Administration