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Patient statuses and Medicare coverage

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Medicare News, News | Comments Off on Patient statuses and Medicare coverage

How the observation and the inpatient hospital status can affect Medicare Coverage When you lay in bed wearing a hospital gown in the bed of a hospital room you would think it’s logical to assume you’ve been admitted to the hospital. Yet this is an assumption which can be wrong. You may be in the hospital under observation status which my drastically affect the coverage you have during and after your time in the hospital. Understanding the difference between the type of status being inpatient or observation is important to know. Hospital...

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What to know about both Medicare and Social Security benefits?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Medicare News, News | Comments Off on What to know about both Medicare and Social Security benefits?

When covering the bases, you want to learn about your options for Medicare and Social Security. How old do you have to be or at what age is a person eligible for Medicare? This is a good question since Social Security says full retirement is at age 66. Does this mean Medicare benefits begin when your reach the age 66? This question is asked by many people because the Social Security “retirement age will vary”. Some people will choose to opt in at age 62. They receive a smaller amount than if they had waited until the reached the “full...

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Vendors may be partnering with Medicare

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Medicare News, News | Comments Off on Vendors may be partnering with Medicare

New Medicare Rules allowing Advantage plans the ability to offer additional supplemental benefits my open the door for new vendors to work with health insurers. Trump’s new rules could help boost companies like Walmart and Amazon’s ability to work with insurers. Medicare Advantage plans historically could not include items like wheelchair ramps or dehumidifiers as well as rides to places like the local grocery store as part of the benefits included with traditional coverage. Traditional coverage for hospitalization and physician services or...

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Medicare benefits may start including Uber and Lyft services

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Medicare News, News | Comments Off on Medicare benefits may start including Uber and Lyft services

More supplemental benefits will be included in Medicare Advantage plans by insurers as allowed by the new rules. The doors may be opened to millions of rides sharing trips.  This would be using Lyft or Uber for appointments to doctors, clinics, or pharmacies available to millions of elderly Americans. To improve quality of life; the benefits of ride sharing companies are being talked about amongst the health insurers as possibilities. This has only been since (CMS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services decided to reinterpret the...

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