One big cause of negative margins in small rural hospitals is low payments from Medicare Advantage plans. Plus, it is only going to get worse as more and more Medicare beneficiaries are lured into selecting Medicare Advantage plans over Traditional Medicare.
Medicare Advantage Plans work well for people in large urban settings, but can create challenges in rural communities for hospitals and their patients.
Unfortunately, most folks do not know the difference between a Medicare Advantage plan and Traditional Medicare, until it is too late.
One way to improve this situation is by scheduling Medicare Education Meetings. These workshops help your community members better understand the pros and cons of each option so they can make an informed decision on what is best for them.
How it works: You provide the location, food, and most importantly fill the room with people. We provide entertaining and engaging information. We can also be available for one on one meetings the following day. Our service is free. All we ask is that you reimburse our travel and lodging expenses.
Your presenter will be Greg Downing, a 5 star rated Licensed Insurance Professional at Texas Medicare Advisors in Austin, Texas. He has helped thousands of individuals with Medicare and individual health plans. His Medicare expertise is utilized by many financial and insurance professionals to help their clients transition to Medicare.
You can contact him at (512) 656-9378 for more information.
If you don’t educate your community about Medicare……. Joe Namath will!