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Are You an Inpatient or Outpatient? If You Have Medicare – Ask!

Not knowing your hospital status may cost you thousands.
An overnight stay in a hospital doesn’t always mean you’ve been admitted as an inpatient.

Enrolling in Medicare When You Turn 65

If you delay your Medicare enrollment, it may result in financial penalties and delays in your Medicare coverage

Enrolling in Medicare After Turning 65

Medicare, what you need to know if you are planning to work past age 65.

The Basics of Medicare

Medicare is health insurance for: People age 65 or older People Under 65 with certain disabilities People with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) The four parts of Medicare are Parts A, B, C and D. Medicare Parts A & B are often referred to as Original Medicare....

Setup a MyMedicare.gov Account

Creating a MyMedicar.gov account is simple and straight forward as most of the information you need is on your Medicare Card. Below I have listed a few of the many reasons to set up a MyMedicare.gov account. By creating a MyMedicare.gov account, you can: View your...

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Medicare and Telehealth Services

Telehealth Due to the Coronavirus effective March 6, 2020, Medicare has temporarily expanded its coverage of Medicare telehealth services. Expanding the coverage means that people will be able to get coverage from more places, including their homes, using a wider...

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Medicare and Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment as defined by Medicare is reusable medical equipment that is medically necessary due to injury or illness. Examples of DME are blood sugar monitors, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, and home oxygen equipment and their accessories.

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Medicare and the Coronavirus

What Medicare Will Cover? Testing Medicare Part B covers a test to check if you have the coronavirus. The test will be covered when your doctor or other health care provider orders it. You will pay no out-of-pocket costs. Hospitalization If you are diagnosed with the...

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Medicare: The More You Know

Understanding Medicare can be a daunting task. Not only are there many Medicare options, but Medicare jargon can be confusing. There is Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Drug Plans. Below is important information for...

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Medicare and Home Health Care

Many people wonder if Medicare will cover Home Health Services. The good news is yes, Medicare will cover services that were once only offered only in a hospital or a doctor’s office. Before Medicare will cover health care services in your home you must meet certain...

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Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles for 2020

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has released the 2020 Medicare Costs for Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. The Medicare Part A inpatient hospital deductible will increase to $1,408.00, an increase of $44.00 from the 2019 deductible. Unlike the...

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Why You Need To Read Your Annual Notice of Change

As we approach the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) that runs from October 15 thru December 7, you are going to start receiving a ton of mail. Plans in your area, your current Medicare Advantage or your Medicare Prescription Drug plan and possibly mail from...

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Original Medicare and Diabetes

This article explains the coverage of diabetic supplies and services that are covered under Original Medicare along with a  Medicare Prescription Drug plan (Part D) Original Medicare is fee-for-service coverage. Medicare will usually pay the hospitals, doctors, and...

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Medicare and Second Opinions

What is a second opinion? A second opinion is when you talk with a doctor other than your regular doctor to get another opinion on a particular health problem and their treatment options. When your doctor advises you that you have a health problem that requires...

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Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has released the 2019 premiums for Medicare inpatient hospital (Part A) and physician and outpatient services (Part B). The Part A inpatient hospital deductible will increase to $1,364.00, an increase of $24.00 from the...

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Check Your Medical Records for Errors

Recently I needed to see a specialist for a medical problem I was experiencing. After several visits, the problem was resolved and I am now good as new. After the first visit, the doctor’s office sent an invitation to create an account on their website where I would...

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Veterans Day

A “Veteran” – whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to, and including their life.

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Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services

Note The information in this article only applies to people with Original Medicare or people with Original Medicare along with a Medicare Supplement. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan or another type of plan, contact your plan provider. Medicare Part B Medicare...

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