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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

What is Original Medicare?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

When it comes time to sign up for Medicare, you have a lot of options to choose from. The most basic option is Original Medicare. But what does that include?

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

What is Co-insurance?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Most of us are used to paying some of the cost for our health care. It’s no different with Medicare.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything: What You Need to Know

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) covers many medical and hospital services. But it doesn’t cover everything.

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Caregiver Information | Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Helping Someone with Medicare Decisions? We Can Make It a Little Easier

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW | Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Welcome to National Medicare Education Week

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

National Medicare Education Week is Sept. 15 – 21. It is one week each year that’s devoted to helping you understand Medicare. It’s good timing, too, because Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. This is when you may change your Medicare coverage choices for the upcoming year. So now is the time to make sure you choo
se coverage based on your needs.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

How to Appeal a Medicare Decision

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may file an appeal if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare or by your Medicare health or prescription drug plan. You may appeal any of the following.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

What Is Hospital Observation Status?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It’s logical to think that when you are a patient in a hospital you are an inpatient. Not so. You can be in a hospital room, in a hospital bed, wearing a hospital gown and eating hospital food, sometimes for days, without ever being admitted as an inpatient.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Sep 06, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Concrete Answers to 10 Common Medicare Questions

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare decisions are highly personal. And there may be as many different questions about Medicare as there are beneficiaries—maybe more. But certain questions seem to come up more often than others. Here are the answers.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Plan Changes: What to Look For

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may get a mound of mail about Medicare over the next few weeks. Your Medicare plan, other plans in your area and Medicare itself may send you materials and information.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Supplement Insurance: The Basics

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t cover everything. Some people choose to buy Medicare supplement insurance (also called Medigap) to help pay some of the expenses that Medicare doesn’t pay.