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Adding new covered services (dental, vis...

A bill has been introduced by U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, Michigan Democrat to expand Medicare to include vision, hearing, and dental. This is a bit bold when you consider the current climate in Washington. Dental, vision, and hearing problems leave a lot of seniors affected and Levin says Medicare should cover this. Many people don’t realize that these types of conditions aren’t covered for the elderly which are most likely those who will need these treatments. Levin stated it is important to expand and improve our health insurance in the United States, not to limit it or be...

The Benefits Of VA & Medicare

How Medicare & VA Benefits Work Together Medicare and the (VA) Department of Veteran’s Affairs are 2 separate medical coverage programs and you may have access to each of these; Medicare and VA benefits if you served in the military. So how do these different types of health coverage work together? When using a VA Hospital Generally, your VA benefits will cover the costs if you receive medical care at a VA hospital because doctors under the VA plan are used. So, it’s not necessarily going to be any need for submitting any claims to Medicare. In some cases, Medicare...

Medicare Offers Preventative Services

Essential to improving the health of the nation, along with our economy and quality of life, preventive health care is extremely beneficial. Some of the common health complaints by Americans includes diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and different types of cancer which may all be preventable. Those that receive preventive health care tend to improve their health allowing them to take less time off work, be more productive, etc. With age, those who received preventive health care also tend to live in their homes, independently. Here are some Medicare Covered...

Medicare’s Private Plans Canceled By The...

There have been mounting accusations against those private insurers running Medicare Advantage for overcharging. Many seniors over the past few years as well as people who are disabled have avoided traditional Medicare coverage and enrolled in private health plans that are paid for by Medicare that have lower out of pocket costs as well as enhanced benefits. More than 1/3rd of 58 million beneficiaries are now enrolled in the Medicare program in these alleged Medicare Advantage and this grows each month. There is little that is known about the type of care delivered, how...

Delays By The CMS in the Medicare Part D...

An announcement was made by CMS that a delay for enforcing all prescriber regulations for Medicare Part D until January 1st, 2019. Finalized in May 23rd, 2014 Part D and Medicare Advantage Final Rule, this requirement only allows Medicare enrolled providers or any providers which have been granted a valid opt out affidavit that was issued by a Part B MAC or Medicare Part A to prescribe under Medicare Part D, a covered drug reimbursable. See original e-alert on May 23rd, 2014 Final Rule by Holland & Knight’s. November 1st, 2016, an announcement was made by CMS to have...
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