Texas Medicare HMO plans are a type of Medicare Advantage plan, also called Part C. Medicare Advantage plans pay instead of Medicare. Most plans have a network of doctors from whom you’ll seek your care.
Many HMO plans will require you choose a primary care physician. You must see that doctor to get a referral if you need to see a specialist. While Medicare HMOs often have lower premiums than Medigap plans, you will pay more copays on the back end for your treatment.
Texas Medicare HMO Eligibility
To be eligible for a Medicare HMO plan, you must live in the plan’s service area and also be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. When you enroll in a Medicare HMO, you will be issued an member ID card and you will present that to your providers when you seek care.