On Dec. 7, 2016, Medicare began covering percutaneous image-guided lumbar decompression (PILD) for members enrolled in certain CMS-approved clinical studies and who have lumbar spinal stenosis. PILD is a noninvasive procedure that uses specially designed instruments to relieve lower back pain from the condition. To be covered, the surgery must be performed on or after the date above. For more coverage details, as well as information on approved studies, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
Call toll-free at 1-800-978-9765 to speak with a plan representative, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. TTY users may call 711.
This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums, and copayments or coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. The formulary, pharmacy network, and provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Peoples Health is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars for 2018. The “highest-rated” designation is based on the Medicare star ratings for Medicare Advantage and Special Needs Plans listed in the CMS publication “Medicare & You 2018.”
Peoples Health Network is the administrator for Peoples Health, Inc.
Peoples Health is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract to offer HMO plans. Enrollment depends on annual Medicare contract renewal.
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