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Tag Archives: Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated the program manuals used by Medicare contractors in order to “clarify” that coverage of skilled nursing and skilled therapy services does not depend on a beneficiary’s potential for improvement but rather … Continue reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced the Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances for 2014. The big news is that thanks to what the administration says are the effects of its health reform efforts, the standard Medicare Part B … Continue reading
Reunions, graduations, birthdays, and holidays: Whatever the occasion, nursing home residents don’t want to miss out on family gatherings, but may be afraid that they will lose Medicare or Medicaid coverage if they leave the nursing home. In most cases, … Continue reading
As Medicare does not cover all health needs, many enrollees choose to enroll in a Medigap supplemental policy to help pay for co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles. However, not all Medigap supplemental policies are created equally. The supplemental policy that may … Continue reading
With the passage of new healthcare legislation, more and more eyes are set upon the rising cost of healthcare and how best to contain it. Due to the imminence of the situation, most eyes fall upon the cost of healthcare … Continue reading
The final budget deal Congress passed to avert the “fiscal cliff” repeals a long-term care insurance program that would have helped keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the Medicaid rolls. In its place, the budget … Continue reading
If you participate in Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance, you may be wasting hundreds of dollars annually on your coverage needlessly. A new study has found that 22 percent of Medicare Part D beneficiaries could save at least $500 … Continue reading