At Baptist Health, it is our responsibility to provide the essential healthcare services our communities depend on.
Baptist Health has been negotiating in good faith with many of our Medicare Advantage insurance partners to secure new agreements. Some of those discussions have led to new agreements; others have not.
Our goal is to protect our patients’ trusted relationship with their physician and their in-network access to the high-quality care they need from our hospitals, outpatient facilities and physician offices.
The most important issue in our discussions has been to safeguard the patient-physician relationship. It is our experience – and the experience of other healthcare providers across the country – that many Medicare Advantage plans routinely deny or delay approval or payment for medical care recommended by a patient’s physician. We think the need for medical care should be determined by a patient and his or her doctor, not an insurance company. We are working hard to protect our patients’ rights to the care that’s medically appropriate for them.
The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage ended Dec. 7. However, if you have an individual Medicare Advantage plan, there is an additional change period between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2024. You can change to a different Medicare Advantage plan or switch to original Medicare (and join a separate Medicare drug plan) once during this time.
For a list of Medicare Advantage plans Baptist Health accepts, download a PDF version of our status chart.
For additional information on your specific plan, please visit the appropriate insurance provider FAQ page below.