Critter Corner: One-Stop Resource for Medicare Offerings

Dear Angel,I recently signed up for Medicare. What is the best place to go to find out about all of the offerings, including preventative care and chronic care management?Thanks for your help!Juan Stopp---Dear … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Happy Birthday Medicare! 

Dear Kiwi and Mango, I understand that July 30 marks the 59th birthday of Medicare. I will be 65 early next year. What should I do and what resources can I count on for more information before I sign up? Thanks for your … [Read more...]

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Should I Enroll in Medicare if I have Federal Retiree Coverage?   

Q. In your latest article, you discuss how elder care lawyers help seniors with planning in advance for the financial and health concerns that occur as we age. I really appreciate the assistance and advice your elder law firm … [Read more...]

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What Does Medicare’s New Rule Mean for Prior Authorization?

Q. My wife and I are currently on Medicare. Something problematic that we have experienced is that when we go to a doctor’s appointment and need a referral, we cannot go to a specialist or get some much-needed medications without … [Read more...]

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The Darker Side of Medicare Advantage Plans

Q. Last year, during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, my wife and I saw a commercial on television for a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan that sounded almost too good to be true. The company seemed reputable, so we took the claims … [Read more...]

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Why Medicare Advantage Ads Look So Different This Fall

Q. I heard somewhere that Medicare Advantage companies are being held to a higher standard this year when it comes to their advertisements, many of which were misleading to consumers in the past. My mother fell for one of the ads … [Read more...]

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What the New Enhanced Auditing of Medicare Advantage Means for You

Q. I remember reading in one of your articles this past fall that some of the largest Medicare Advantage insurers are submitting inflated bills and that it’s one of the reasons everything is so much more expensive for plan … [Read more...]

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Customers Are Being Misled by Marketers into Signing Up for Certain Private Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage plans now enroll nearly half of all Medicare beneficiaries, but some consumers are being misled because of the aggressive marketing campaigns by certain Medicare Advantage plans, and because of the fact that the … [Read more...]

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Now This Is SCARY! Medicare Advantage Is Submitting Inflated Bills to Make More Money, Totaling in the BILLIONS!

Q. I heard recently that most of the largest Medicare Advantage insurers are submitting inflated bills. Is this why everything has gotten so expensive for seniors enrolling in these plans? Also, what is being done about this? … [Read more...]

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Medicare Advantage Plans May Shorten Stays to Less Time than Original Medicare Covers

A common question among many of our readers is whether Medicare covers long-term care. Medicare does not cover any type of long-term care, whether in nursing homes, assisted living communities, or your own home. Medicare does, … [Read more...]

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