Hello, this is Karl Bruns-Kyler with the Big 65 Medicare Insurance Services and I hope you’re having a great week.
My wife Quantz and I are currently in Vienna and it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Today I want to talk about the importance of medical ratings for providers.
Whether you are receiving home health care, or you have a family member in a long-term care facility, or you would simply like to know the ratings of the hospital where you are going to receive an outpatient procedure, you have options.
I am attaching a link to the Medicare.gov website where you can find the ratings for hospitals, home healthcare providers, long-term care facilities and medical service providers.
If the ratings for a provider is lower than 3 or 3.5 stars, you may want to consider other providers.
Ratings can change monthly so do your homework. Here is the link:
Find and Compare Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Other Providers Near You
The Annual Election Period begins in October.
If your medication’s have changed, if your doctors have changed, or if you’re hearing a lot about new plans and you’re just curious, book a time on my calendar pull out and I’ll be happy to review your options.