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Medicare Reform is a law: What Enrollees need to know

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Medicare News | 0 comments

Tens of millions of Americans rel on Medicare to help him or her cover the bulk of healthcare costs. For several years, lawmakers have had to go through an annual rite to prevent doctors from suffering massive cuts in reimbursement levels, which provides services to Medicare enrollees. Finally, there has been some new laws that promise to make changes to have medical professionals receive Medicare payments No more going through the motions is one primary element of the new Medicare reform and other is its repeal of what was once called the...

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Studies show many Medicare enrollees are given needless tests

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Medicare News | 0 comments

Millions of older Medicare enrollees are receiving tests that he or she does not need in order to prove he or she are healthy enough to have cataracts removed. The excess testing before the quick, ultra-safe eye procedure is costing him or her as well as Medicare bundles, and many enrollees do not know they can question these tests. Medical providers say that these patients should ask if these test are necessary and how much it will cost in co-insurance, which is usually 20% under Medicare. About 13% of Medicare enrollees were given one test;...

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Medicare Parts C & D

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 in Medicare News | 0 comments

Medicare Parts C & D will cover additional services. More than 14.5 million Americans or about 28% of Medicare enrollees are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan. This plans allows seniors to receive both Medicare Parts A & B benefits through private insurer, which have contracts with Medicare programs. These plans will cover prescription-drug coverage, outpatient care, and hospitalization in one plan.  Many of these plans will kick in extra services, which original Medicare does not cover such as vision and dental care. Part D...

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What you need to know about 2016 Medicare open enrollment

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Medicare News | 0 comments

During 2016 Medicare open enrollment you mat review your current drug and health coverage.  If you are enrolled in original Medicare, take a look at 2016 Medicare & You handbook (mailed at the end of 2015) to know your Medicare benefits and costs for the coming year. If you are unsatisfied with your original Medicare coverage, you may make changes during fall open enrollment. Any changes made will take effect January 1st of the following year. If you are enrolled in Medicare Advantage or stand-alone Part D plan, you will receive Evidence...

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