Paynesville Area Health Care System (PAHCS) has announced that as of Jan. 1, 2010, they will no longer accept UniCare, a Medicare Advantage plan, as a health insurance payer. Patients that wish to continue receiving non-emergency services at PAHCS, and have it paid by their health insurance, will need to choose a different Medicare Advantage plan.
The opportunity to change to a different health plan through open enrollment is available from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, 2009.
There are several resources that are willing to help those who need assistance in choosing a new coverage plan to fit their health-care requirements, including: your personal insurance agent, the Senior Advocate Office (Senior Linkage Line) at (800) 333-2433 or online www.medicare.gov, the Web site for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Notification letters to current UniCare patients of Paynesville Area Health Care System have been mailed with additional information regarding this change. If you have additional questions, please contact PAHCS Patient Financial Services at (320) 243-3767.