No longer a Medicare Virgin
Since I am not a recipient of SS benefit yet, I pay about $110/month for Medicare Part B while others who receive SS benefits deducted their check monthly still pay $96. I don't like it but that's the way the mop flops. Having Tricare-for-life (TFL) seems to be an excellent medigap program.
I contacted my new Dr. and made an appointment to receive a "Welcome to Medicare" preventive physical exam. The Dr. charged $253 for the outpatient visit. I assume that this includes the lab work. Medicare approved $182 and paid him only $22.20 about 6 weeks later. A month later TFL paid him $159.80. Looks like 100% of my Medicare allowed bill was paid.
Looks like the system works pretty well so far.
Part-Owner of Texas
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.