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Optum Care in Nevada

Optum Care Network of Nevada

How to join the network.  

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The Optum Care Network of Nevada offers Medicare Advantage members more than 3,000 health care providers and a wide range of hospitals throughout Nevada.

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Talk to an agent today

If you want to learn more about Medicare Advantage plans, there’s help. You can get answers to your questions and learn about plans in your area. 

Call the Optum Sales Support Center at 1-702-242-7119, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A representative from the Optum Sales Support Center can connect you with a licensed insurance agent in your area to review your health insurance plan options. 

Optum Sales Support Center connects Medicare beneficiaries with resources including licensed insurance agents that sell Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.

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How does the network, your plan and your doctor work together?

Figuring out how your health plan, medical network and doctor work together can be confusing. What’s the difference between what your health plan does and what your network does? How do they both work with your doctor? 

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Health insurance plan 

Your plan pays the cost of your medical care. It may also cover:

  • Behavioral health care
  • Prescription drugs

You choose a medical network and doctor through your plan. 

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Medical network

The medical network offers the health care providers and hospitals you may use. Services may include:

  • Hospital stays
  • Urgent care
  • Specialist care
  • Help for long-term care needs
  • Lab services
  • X-ray services 
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Your doctor and health care team

You select your primary care doctor through your medical network. Your doctor works with your medical network and health plan to keep you feeling your best. 

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When can I join?

The open enrollment period is a time when people who are eligible for Medicare can:

  • Enroll in a new Medicare Advantage (MA) plan
  • Switch from original Medicare to a MA plan

Your new plan will usually start on January 1 of the next year

You are also eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan when: 

  • You're turning 65 soon, or you've recently celebrated your 65th birthday
  • You've recently moved to southern Nevada
  • You've just become Medicare-eligible
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Helpful resources

 

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