How to use Medicare in Mexico

 

Mexico has some of the finest medical institutions in the country, both in public and private sectors. The expats prefer to rely on the private healthcare system because of better and high-class medical facilities, the latest technology, modern rooms, and also the shorter waiting time, which the public hospitals do not provide. 

All the expats are recommended to get an international health insurance plan before arriving in Mexico. This helps in reducing the unnecessary burden that can arise anytime due to uncertainties.

Here’s an overview of the Mexican healthcare system -

In Mexico, the healthcare system works at three different levels.

  • First level - Also, known as the lower level. It is a limited coverage system that caters to the needs of unemployed Mexicans. It includes hospitals that provide primary care.
  • The second level - It is the national healthcare program for the public sector which is funded in equal proportion by the employees and employers. It has hospitals that have 4 specialties - Surgery, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics and Gynaecology/Obstetrics
  • The third level - It includes healthcare assistance from private hospitals and clinics. It includes various other subspecialties and the hospitals in this are referred to as “Medical unit of healthcare”.

ICU is placed in second and third-level hospitals.

Standard Medicare A & B

Standard Medicare A & B can be used only in the USA. No coverage is provided for Standard Medicare A & B in Mexico.

Now what to do if you just have Standard Medicare A & B?

Well, then you will have to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Supplement Plan.

What is a Medicare advantage plan?

These plans allow you to keep your Medicare benefits under big name insurers like Humana, United HealthCare, Aetna, Cigna, BlueCross, Senior Care Plus. There are various other big name insurers as well as other insurers offering Medicare Advantage Programs. 

Anyway, there is no fee to enroll or change and the benefits will no doubt remain the same.Most of these plans cover the emergencies outside the USA.

What is a Medical Supplement Plan?

These plans offer the Medicare Foreign Benefits. Medicare Supplement Plan with the letters D, F, G, J, L, M or N are also accepted. These plans only offer limited coverage outside of the USA.

COST?

Well, the registration and membership are free of cost. Also, there are no hidden charges.

Not sure about how to enroll? Contact Lakeside Medical Group! Get secured medically without burning a hole in your pocket. Now you might be wondering how? Well, Lakeside Medical Group provides free registration and membership, with no hidden charges.

Lakeside Medical Group is an extensive network of hospitals, doctors, specialists, labs, rehabilitation and clinics that focuses on providing the best medical and healthcare services.If you need any help related to healthcare, you can contact Lakeside Medical Group. We are here to provide you 24*7 assistance. Visit our website for more details and contact us!

Stop compromising on your health and reach out to us!