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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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How to Check the Status of Your New Medicare Card

There are three ways to check the status of your new Medicare card. Check out the map at the gov website to see if the Medicare.gov mailings in your state have begun. Check your email. You will receive an email when the new Medicare cards start mailing in your state....

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Finding a Doctor who accepts Medicare?

Are you looking for a doctor who accepts Medicare? If so you may want to use the Medicare Physician Compare tool as all physicians listed in Physician Compare take part in Medicare. There are three ways to research or select a doctor using the Medicare Physician...

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New Medicare Card Same Medicare Benefits

 I have been hearing inaccurate rumors about the new Medicare cards so here’s the real information. There will be no change in your Medicare benefits and there is no charge for your new Medicare card. Your new card will no longer have your Social Security number....

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Old People

I never really liked the term "Old People" but this makes me feel better about it. And if you ain't one, I bet ya know one! I got this from an "Old Personal friend of mine"! I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only "old people" receiving it. Actually, it's...

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