Chiropractic Billing Guidelines for Medi...

Chiropractic billing guidelines for Medicare Chiropractic services are covered by Medicare Part B Medical insurance for manual manipulation of the spine only if it is medically necessary to make a correction to a subluxation and will have to be provided by a qualified provider or chiropractor.   Eligibility: Anyone with Part B will be covered   Original Medicare Costs are that you pay 20% of the amount approved by Medicare and then the Part B deductible applies.   Out of pocket costs are that you pay for all services and or test that have been ordered by the chiropractor....

Forecasted Medicare Rates in the Next Ye...

Forecasted Medicare rates in the next year Medicare premium increases for most will be modest in 2017 as low Social Security “Cost of Living Adjustments” (COLA) keeps payments down. As Medicare premiums rise slightly in 2017 for Medicare Part B. Part B covering outpatient hospital services, physician services, and medical equipment for most will rise to about $109 for most of the retires as announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is a little more than the usual premiums of $104 we’ve seen in place for the last 4 years. Because the premiums are...

What Medicare Will Look Like Under Donal...

What Medicare will look like under Donald Trump During Trumps campaign promises were made to his supporters the entitlement programs, Medicare, and Social Security would be left alone. Statements by Paul Ryan were made with regards to what will be done with the federal healthcare program. Trumps goals has been to modernize Medicare as stated in his transitional website to help keep up with the baby boomer generation and its challenges as well as beyond. Yet there are conflicts between the 2 ideas of modernization while leaving Medicare alone. There are specific Medicare...

Do I Need to Enroll in Medicare Part D?

Do I need to enroll in Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits could help you if don’t have drug coverage or if your current drug coverage is not a credible drug coverage or not as good as Medicare’s coverage. It is always important to be enrolled in Part D even you currently don’t take any prescriptions drugs. If later you need to have access to prescriptions drugs and are not enrolled you will have delays in enrolling and will have to pay late enrollment penalties. If you currently have credible drug coverage which is better or at least as good as a...

Definition of Custodial Care in Medicare

Definition of custodial care in Medicare Medicare Custodial Care Coverage What is custodial care? Nonmedical Assistance – this can be at home, nursing facility, or a assisted living facility that include the daily activities such as eating, dressing, bathing, use of a toilet for those who are unable to perform these activities without the assisted help of someone. Custodial – this means the type of care which may be safely performed by people who don’t have any nursing, medical, or other types of professional training. This type of care may come from a specific physical...