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Medicare HMO Patients Face Dilemma

Insurance companies that offer Medicare Advantage -- HMOs or other managed-care plans -- often adjust their networks from year-to-year. But as the Tampa Tribune reports, some major changes for have many Tampa Bay area seniors double-checking their plans during the last couple of weeks of open enrollment.

The Florida Medical Association is so troubled by the number of doctors that are being dropped from private health insurers’ Medicare Advantage networks that it is asking the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to investigate, the Tribune reports.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.