Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service Plan (PFFS)

This is a Medicare Advantage Plan offered by a private insurance company. In these plans, Medicare pays a set amount of money to the private insurance company each month to provide Medicare approved health care coverage to Medicare beneficiaries on a fee-for-service arrangement. The insurance company decides how much you pay for the services, not Medicare. These plans may not be available in your area and not all providers will accept the plan, so it is important to understand the details and how it may work for you.

Christine studied the detailed schedule of her fee-for-service plan to see how it would cover the operation she needed.