Reply To: Cedars~Sinai Dr. Lewis

May 8, 2018 at 7:10 pm


Glad to hear you will get an appointment with Dr Lewis! I hope his suggested treatment options will help you get your health back on track.

If you just got Medicare, you may need to get a Medicare Advantage (MA) PPO as “primary”. Parts A & B are original Medicare. Part C is the MA Plan. Part D is for prescription drugs. The MA PPO will cover Parts A, B, & D expenses better than Original Medicare.

Another option is a Medicare Supplement Plan (AKA a Medigap Plan). These require that Original Medicare be “primary” and they kick in to pay what Medicare doesn’t cover. There are a wide choice of versions and they can be more cost effective than a MA PPO Plan. Please see the following table that compares the versions:

Best of luck on your new course toward recovery!