Learn about changes to Medicare costs in 2020.
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 05:19 PM

What Will Medicare Cost in 2020?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Every year we hold our collective breath waiting to hear what Medicare will cost when January 1 rolls around. Medicare recently announced the numbers, and this is what we learned about Medicare costs in 2020.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 01:33 PM

Does Medicare Cover the Diabetes Prevention Program?

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Medicare Part B (medical insurance) provides one-time coverage for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program if all three of these conditions apply:

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Oct 29, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

Are Glaucoma Screenings Covered by Medicare?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare Part B covers one glaucoma screening test once every 12 months if you are at high risk. You’re at high risk for glaucoma if one or more of the following applies to you:

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Oct 22, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

Which Outpatient Mental Health Care Services Does Medicare Cover?

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Medicare covers the following outpatient mental health care services:

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Oct 15, 2019 @ 11:19 AM

What Is the Maximum Out of Pocket with Medicare?

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Original Medicare (Parts A & B) does not have an out-of-pocket limit. In other words, you are responsible for a share of your health care costs with Medicare no matter how high the costs are.

Medicare HMO and PPO plans determine access to your provider network.
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Oct 08, 2019 @ 02:56 PM

The Difference between Medicare HMO and PPO Plans

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) plans and Medicare PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plans differ mainly in the rules each has about using the plan’s provider network. In general, Medicare PPOs give plan members more leeway to see providers outside the network than Medicare HMOs do.

Medicare covers ambulatory blood testing.
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Oct 01, 2019 @ 01:00 PM

Does Medicare Cover Home Blood Pressure Monitors?

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Medicare covers a device called an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for use once a year when ordered by a doctor. It does not cover regular “cuff” blood pressure monitors except for people undergoing dialysis at home.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 04:41 PM

How to Appeal a Medicare Decision

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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  if you receive a denial any of the following:

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Sep 10, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

How to Get Ready for the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Your Medicare plan automatically renews at the beginning of each year unless you change it, but you might not get exactly the same benefits. Insurance companies review and refine their Medicare plan benefits annually.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Mon, Sep 09, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

What is Coinsurance?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear