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Medicare Services

Dear Patient:

The Portland Clinic wants to let you know which Medicare Advantage plans our doctors are accepting for the year 2014. We understand that selecting a Medicare plan can be confusing, so we have partnered with SeniorChoices NW, a local agency specializing in Medicare approved HMO, PPO, and PDP insurance plans. At no cost to you, SeniorChoices NW (at 503-682-1878, TTY 711 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday) can assist you in selecting the plan that fits your needs while enabling you to continue to see the doctors at The Portland Clinic. We encourage you to attend one of the free Medicare Informational Meetings we are holding in the upcoming months. The meeting locations, dates and times are listed on the back of this letter.

Our Primary Care Providers will continue to care for current established patients of The Portland Clinic who enroll with Original Medicare, and we will bill all Medicare Supplemental or Medigap plans (i.e. Plan F) that would be secondary to Original Medicare. Our Primary Care Providers no longer accept new patients who are enrolled in Original Medicare only.

The Portland Clinic doctors are accepting the Medicare Advantage plans below for 2014. These insurance companies offer full Medicare benefits plus extra benefits beyond Original Medicare. If you’re on one of the following Medicare Advantage Plans and do not want to change, please disregard this informational letter.

  • AARP® MedicareComplete® by UnitedHealthcare HMO Plans Only (Columbia & Hillsboro Office Providers Closed to UnitedHealthcare HMO’s)
  • Health Net® Medicare Plans
  • Kaiser Permanente® Medicare Advantage Plans – Contact Kaiser Permanente Directly
  • Providence Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Regence MedAdvantage Plans

You may already be aware that Medicare Advantage plans renew their contracts and change benefits every year. Any changes to your current Medicare Advantage plan for 2015 must be made between October 15th and December 7th. (Special Enrollment Periods are still in effect for qualifying events.)

Patients turning 65 or planning to switch from Original Medicare to one of the plans above may call SeniorChoices NW or attend one of the free Medicare Informational Meetings. A sales person will be present with information and applications.

If you have additional questions that are not answered after you’ve contacted SeniorChoices NW, please call Jan Renwick, Medicare Health Plan Advisor for The Portland Clinic at 503-261-2603. TTY users should call TTY 711 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We appreciate your loyalty and will continue our 93-year tradition of providing quality medical care to you and your family.

Sincerely,

Jan Renwick, Business Services Representative

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Beaverton Office
15950 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97006
Employee Lounge Room
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
January 1 – September 30, 2014
Last Monday of every Month Except for Holidays
October 15 – December 7, 2013
Every Monday

 

Columbia Office
5847 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230
Conference Room
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
January 1 – September 30, 2014
Last Thursday of every Month Except for Holidays
October 15 – December 7, 2013
Every Thursday Except for Thanksgiving

 

Downtown Office
1221 SW Yamhill, Portland, OR 97205
4th Floor, Suite 4 - Conference Room 2
Free Parking in the lot at The Portland Clinic
10 am to 11:30 am
January 1 – September 30, 2014
Last Friday of every Month
October 15 – December 7, 2013
Every Friday Except the Friday after Thanksgiving

 

East Office
541 NE 20th Ave., Ste. 210, Portland, OR 97232
Conference Room
10 am to 11:30 am
January 1 – September 30, 2014
Last Thursday of every Month
October 15 – December 7, 2013
Every Thursday Except for Thanksgiving

 

South Office
6640 SW Redwood Lane, Portland, OR 97224
Conference Room 2nd Floor
10 am to 11:30 am
January 1 – September 30, 2014
Last Tuesday of every Month
October 15 – December 7, 2013
Every Tuesday

 

For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 503-682-1878 (TTY: 711) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, Pacific time. Please call SeniorChoices NW at 503-682-1878 and you will be directed to a licensed independent insurance agent familiar with all the plans our clinics accept. You may also contact the Health Plans listed below to receive plan information:

AARP® MedicareComplete® by UnitedHealthcare is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. HMO Plans Only Customer Service at 1-800-547-5514 – (TTY 711) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

Health Net® is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Customer Service at 1-800-949-0235 - (TTY/TDD: 1-800-929-9955) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

Kaiser Permanente® is a Health plan with a Medicare contract. Customer Service at 1-877-410-8236 - (TTY 711) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

Providence Health Plan is a Health plan with a Medicare contract. Customer Service at 1-800-457-6064 – (TTY 711) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is a Health plan with a Medicare contract. Customer Service at 1-888-734-3623 - (TTY 711) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

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