25 03, 2020

Medicare is Expanding Telehealth Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-03-25T10:38:03-04:00March 25th, 2020|

As part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government is broadly expanding coverage of Medicare telehealth services to beneficiaries and relaxing HIPAA enforcement. This will give doctors the ability to provide more services to patients remotely. Medicare [...]

9 03, 2020

Medicare and Medicaid Will Cover Coronavirus Testing

2020-03-15T11:50:07-04:00March 9th, 2020|

With coronavirus dominating news coverage and creating alarm, it is important to know that Medicare and Medicaid will cover tests for the virus. The department of Health and Human Services has designated the test for the new strain of coronavirus [...]

6 01, 2020

Movement Grows to Add Dental Coverage to Medicare

2020-01-06T10:48:47-05:00January 6th, 2020|

Medicare does not offer much in the way of dental benefits. To get dental coverage, you need to purchase separate and often costly dental insurance or sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan that includes dental care. Advocates for Medicare [...]

17 07, 2019

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)

2020-07-17T10:14:38-04:00July 17th, 2019|

Medicare offers a federally subsidized drug program for seniors, in which private health insurers offer limited insurance coverage of prescription drugs to elderly and disabled Medicare recipients. The drug benefit is available only through insurers that contract with Medicare to [...]

17 07, 2019

Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) Plans

2020-07-17T10:15:44-04:00July 17th, 2019|

If you have Medicare Parts A and B, you can join a Medicare Advantage plan. Under Medicare Advantage beneficiaries may choose from a number of private health plans, which include the following: Health maintenance organization (HMO) plans that require you [...]

17 07, 2019

Medicare Part B

2020-07-17T10:15:14-04:00July 17th, 2019|

Medicare Part B basically covers "outpatient" care: office visits to medical specialists, ambulance transportation, diagnostic tests performed in a doctor's office or in a hospital on an outpatient basis, physician visits while the patient is in the hospital, and various [...]

18 02, 2019

Medicare Part A: Hospital Coverage

2020-07-31T13:30:26-04:00February 18th, 2019|

Medicare Part A covers institutional care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, as well as certain care given by home health agencies and care provided in hospices. Any person who has reached age 65 and who is entitled to Social Security benefits [...]

31 07, 2018

Switching Medicare Plans If You Move

2020-07-31T13:28:40-04:00July 31st, 2018|

If you are over 65 and preparing to move to another county or state, be sure to add "check Medicare plan" to your to-do list. You need to make sure your Medicare plan will still be in effect after you [...]