Some people withMedicarehave other health coverage that must pay beforeMedicarepays its share of the bill.
This guide tells how Medicare works with other kinds of coverage and who should pay your bills first. Tell your doctor, hospital, and all other health care providers about your other health coverage to make sure your bills are sent to the right payer to avoid delays.
Items to remember:
- If Medicare is the second payer will not pay all uncovered costs
- The primary payer usually will pay up to the limits of its policy
- For those with employer plans, you will need to enroll in Medicare part B before insurance will pay.
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