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How do you locate a Medicare participating provider?

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Locate a Medicare participating provider on the Physician Compare page at Medicare.gov. Search and compare physicians and health care professionals by location and provider name, medical specialty or medical condition. Filter search results to those participating in group practices, or search based on the affected body part if you are unsure which type of physician is needed.

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Narrow your search by clicking on the Additional Search Options drop-down link under the Search button on the Physician Compare page. This option allows you to search all participating Medicare providers or only those who accept the Medicare-approved amount. If visiting a provider who only accepts the Medicare-approved amount, the insured patient is not billed for more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance, according to Medicare.gov. Use the search options to refine results based on gender or hospital affiliation, or use Medicare.gov to search and compare hospitals, nursing homes, home health companies and dialysis facilities.

To find the a Medicare plan that fits your needs, use the Medicare Plan Finder on Medicare.gov to search and compare plans, including costs and coverage. Search options in the Medicare Plan Finder allow you to perform a general search or narrow options based on preferences, according to Medicare.gov.

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