2018 BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) R3332-001 By Florida Blue

2018 Medicare Advantage BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO)

BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) R3332-001 is a 2018 Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part-C plan by Florida Blue available to residents in Florida. This plan includes additional Medicare prescription drug (Part-D) coverage. The BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) has a monthly premium of $41.00 and has a in-network Maximum Out-of-Pocket limit of $6,700 (MOOP). This means that if you get sick or need a high cost procedure your co-pays are capped once you pay out of pocket $6,700 this can be a very nice safety net.

BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) is a Regional PPO. A preferred provider organization (PPO) is a Medicare plan that has created contracts with a network of "preferred" providers for you to choose from at reduced rates. You do not need to select a primary care physician and you do not need referrals to see other providers in the network. Offering you a little more flexibility overall. You can get medical attention from a provider outside of the network but you will have to pay the difference between the out-of-network bill and the PPOs discounted rate.

Florida Blue works with Medicare to give you significant coverage beyond Part A and Part B benefits. If you decide to sign up for BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) you still retain Original Medicare. But you will get additional Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage from Florida Blue and not Original Medicare. With Medicare Advantage your always covered for urgently needed and emergency care and you receive all of the benefits of Original Medicare from Florida Blue except hospice care. Original Medicare still provides you with hospice care even if you sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan.


2018 Florida Blue Medicare Advantage Plan Details

BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO)
Provider:Florida Blue
Type: Regional PPO
Monthly Premium C+D: $41.00
MOOP: $6,700

Plan Services

Health plan deductible

$950 annual deductible

Diagnostic procedures/lab services/imaging

Diagnostic tests and procedures In-Network $0-50
Diagnostic tests and procedures Out-of-Network 50%
Lab services In-Network $0-40
Lab services Out-of-Network 50%
Diagnostic radiology services (e.g., MRI) In-Network $40-150
Diagnostic radiology services (e.g., MRI) Out-of-Network 50%
Outpatient x-rays In-Network $50-150
Outpatient x-rays Out-of-Network 50%


Hearing exam In-Network $45
Hearing exam Out-of-Network 50%
Fitting/evaluation In-Network $0 copay
Fitting/evaluation Out-of-Network $0-45
Hearing aids In-Network $699-999
Hearing aids Out-of-Network $699-999

Preventive dental

Oral exam Not covered
Cleaning Not covered
Fluoride treatment Not covered
Dental x-ray(s) Not covered

Comprehensive dental

Non-routine services Not covered
Diagnostic services Not covered
Restorative services Not covered
Endodontics Not covered
Periodontics Not covered
Extractions Not covered
Prosthodontics, other oral/maxillofacial surgery, other services Not covered


Routine eye exam In-Network $0 copay
Routine eye exam Out-of-Network $0 copay
Other Not covered
Contact lenses Not covered
Eyeglasses (frames and lenses) Not covered
Eyeglass frames Not covered
Eyeglass lenses Not covered
Upgrades Not covered

Mental health services

In-Network $318 for days 1 through 5
$0 for days 6 through 90
Out-of-Network $495 for days 1 through 27
$0 for days 28 through 90
Outpatient group therapy visit with a psychiatrist In-Network $40
Outpatient group therapy visit with a psychiatrist Out-of-Network $40
Outpatient individual therapy visit with a psychiatrist In-Network $40
Outpatient individual therapy visit with a psychiatrist Out-of-Network $40
Outpatient group therapy visit In-Network $40
Outpatient group therapy visit Out-of-Network $40
Outpatient individual therapy visit In-Network $40
Outpatient individual therapy visit Out-of-Network $40

Skilled Nursing Facility

In-Network $0 for days 1 through 20
$160 for days 21 through 100
Out-of-Network $250 for days 1 through 58
$0 for days 59 through 100

Rehabilitation services

Occupational therapy visit In-Network $40
Occupational therapy visit Out-of-Network 50%
Physical therapy and speech and language therapy visit In-Network $40
Physical therapy and speech and language therapy visit Out-of-Network 50%


In-Network $225
Out-of-Network $250


Not covered

Other health plan deductibles?

In-Network No

Foot care (podiatry services)

Foot exams and treatment In-Network $40
Foot exams and treatment Out-of-Network 50%
Routine foot care Not covered

Medical equipment/supplies

Durable medical equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, oxygen) In-Network 0-20% per item
Durable medical equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, oxygen) Out-of-Network 50% per item
Prosthetics (e.g., braces, artificial limbs) In-Network 20% per item
Prosthetics (e.g., braces, artificial limbs) Out-of-Network 50% per item
Diabetes supplies In-Network $0 copay
Diabetes supplies Out-of-Network 50% per item

Wellness programs (e.g., fitness, nursing hotline)


Medicare Part B drugs

Chemotherapy In-Network 20%
Chemotherapy Out-of-Network 50%
Other Part B drugs In-Network $5 or 20%
Other Part B drugs Out-of-Network 50%

Maximum out-of-pocket enrollee responsibility (does not include prescription drugs)

$10,000 In and Out-of-network
$6,700 In-network

Optional supplemental benefits


Inpatient hospital coverage

In-Network $295 for days 1 through 5
$0 for days 6 through 90
$0 for days 91 and beyond
Out-of-Network $495 for days 1 through 27
$0 for days 28 through 90

Outpatient hospital coverage

In-Network $150 or 20% per visit
Out-of-Network 50% per visit

Doctor visits

Primary In-Network $10 per visit
Primary Out-of-Network 50% per visit
Specialist In-Network $45 per visit
Specialist Out-of-Network 50% per visit

Preventive care

In-Network $0 copay
Out-of-Network 50%

Emergency care/Urgent care

Emergency $80 per visit (always covered)
Urgent care $10-50 per visit (always covered)

Ratings for BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) R3332

2018 Overall Rating
Part C Summary Rating
Part D Summary Rating
Staying Healthy: Screenings, Tests, Vaccines
Managing Chronic (Long Term) Conditions
Member Experience with Health Plan
Complaints and Changes in Plans Performance
Health Plan Customer Service
Drug Plan Customer Service
Complaints and Changes in the Drug Plan
Member Experience with the Drug Plan
Drug Safety and Accuracy of Drug Pricing

Member Experience with Health Plan

Total Experience Rating
Getting Needed Care
Timely Care and Appointments
Customer Service
Health Care Quality
Rating of Health Plan
Care Coordination

Member Complaints and Changes in BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) Plans Performance

Total Rating
Members Leaving the Plan
Complaints about Health Plan
Beneficiary Access
Health Plan Quality Improvement

Health Plan Customer Service Rating for BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO)

Total Customer Service Rating
Timely Decisions About Appeals
Reviewing Appeals Decisions
Call Center, TTY, Foreign Language

Staying Healthy, Screening, Testing, & Vaccines

Total Preventative Rating
Breast Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Annual Flu Vaccine
Improving Physical
Improving Mental Health
Monitoring Physical Activity
Adult BMI Assessment

Managing Chronic And Long Term Care for Older Adults

Total Rating
SNP Care Management
Medication Review
Functional Status Assessment
Pain Screening
Osteoporosis Management
Diabetes Care - Eye Exam
Diabetes Care - Kidney Disease
Diabetes Care - Blood Sugar
Controlling Blood Pressure
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Improving Bladder Control
Reducing Risk of Falling
Plan - Cause Readmissions

Member Experience with the Drug Plan

Total Rating
Rating of Drug Plan
Getting Needed Prescription Drugs

Drug Safety and Accuracy of Drug Pricing

Total Rating
MPF Price Accuracy
Drug Adherence for Diabetes Medications
Drug Adherence for Hypertension (RAS antagonists)
Drug Adherence for Cholesterol (Statins)
MTM Program Completion Rate for CMR

Ratings For Member Complaints and Changes in the Drug Plans Performance

Total Rating
Complaints about the Drug Plan
Members Choosing to Leave the Plan
Beneficiary Access
Drug Plan Quality Improvement

BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) Drug Plan Customer Service ratings

Total Rating
Appeals Auto Forward
Appeals Upheld
Call Center, TTY, Foreign Language

Part-C Premium

Florida Blue plan charges a $0.00 Part-C premium. The Part C premium covers Medicare medical, hospital benefits and supplemental benefits if offered. You generally are also responsible for paying the Part B premium.

Part-D Deductible and Premium

BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) has a monthly drug premium of $41.00 and a $260.00 drug deductible. This Florida Blue plan offers a $41.00 Part D Basic Premium that is not below the regional benchmark. This covers the basic prescription benefit only and does not cover enhanced drug benefits such as medical benefits or hospital benefits. The Part D Supplemental Premium is $0.00 this Premium covers any enhanced plan benefits offered by Florida Blue above and beyond the standard PDP benefits. This can include additional coverage in the gap, lower co-payments and coverage of non-Part D drugs. The Part D Total Premium is $41.00. The Part D Total Premium is the addition of the supplemental and basic premiums for some plans this amount can be lower due to negative basic or supplemental premiums.

Premium Assistance

Depending on your income level you may be eligible for full 75%, 50%, 25% premium assistance. The BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO) medicare insurance offers a $11.90 premium obligation if you receive a full low-income subsidy (LIS) assistance. And the payment is $19.20 for 75% low income subsidy $26.50 for 50% and $33.70 for 25%.

Part C Premium: $0.00
Part D (Drug) Premium: $41.00
Part D Supplemental Premium $0.00
Total Part D Premium: $41.00
Drug Deductible: $260.00
Tiers with No Deductible: 0
Benchmark: not below the regional benchmark
Type of Medicare Health: Enhanced Alternative
Drug Benefit Type: Enhanced
Full LIS Premium: $11.90
75% LIS Premium: $19.20
50% LIS Premium: $26.50
25% LIS Premium: $33.70
Initial Coverage Limit:$3750
Gap Coverage: Yes

Gap Coverage

In 2018 once you and your plan provider have spent $3750 on covered drugs. (combined amount plus your deductible) You will be in the coverage gap. (AKA "donut hole") You will be required to pay 35% for brand-name drugs and 44% on generic drugs unless your plan offers additional coverage. This Florida Blue plan does offer additional coverage through the gap.

Coverage Area for BlueMedicare Choice (Regional PPO)

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Source: CMS.

Data as of September 2, 2017.

Star Rating as of September 6, 2017.

For More Information on Ratings Please See the CMS Tech Notes Here.

Notes: Data are subject to change as contracts are finalized. For 2018, enhanced alternative may offer additional cost sharing reductions in the gap on a sub-set of the formulary drugs, beyond the standard Part D benefit.

Includes 2018 approved contracts. Employer sponsored 800 series and plans under sanction are excluded.

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