Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 01:39 PM

What is a PDP (Prescription Drug Plan)?

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Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are also known as PDPs. These are standalone plans that can be purchased through private insurance companies. PDPs provide coverage for prescription drugs and medications, and may also cover some vaccines too.

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Sat, Feb 01, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Can Medicare Help with COPD?

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Dec 31, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Does Medicare Cover a Chiropractor?

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Medicare covers a chiropractor specifically for manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation. Original Medicare (Parts A & B) does not cover other services or tests ordered by a chiropractor, such as X-rays, massage therapy or acupuncture.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Fri, Dec 20, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

5 Ways to Pay Your Medicare Part B Premium

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If you’re like most people, you don’t pay a monthly premium for your Medicare Part A. However, if you have Medicare Part B and you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, your Medicare Part B premium is usually deducted from your monthly benefit payment.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

How Much Does Medicare Part B Cost?

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Medicare Part B covers doctor visits, lab tests, preventive screenings and other outpatient health care services. Part B costs include a monthly premium, an annual deductible and coinsurance for most services.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

Does Medicare Cover Emergency Room Visits?

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Yes, Medicare covers emergency room visits for injuries, sudden illnesses or an illness that gets worse quickly. And, since emergencies may occur anytime and anywhere, Medicare coverage for ER visits applies to any ER or hospital in the country. Medicare covers emergency services in foreign countries only in select situations.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 08:32 PM

Will Medicare Cover a CPAP Machine?

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Medicare covers CPAP machines used to treat sleep apnea under the durable medical equipment benefit. To qualify for CPAP coverage, you must meet the following requirements:

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Dec 10, 2019 @ 09:39 AM

Medicare Part D Donut Hole Ending 2020

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What Happens When the Medicare Part D Donut Hole Ends in 2020?

Starting in 2020, the standard Part D benefit amount set by Medicare will extend from the initial payment stage through the donut hole. In other words, if you enter the donut hole, the cost for your drugs will no longer shift mostly to you.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Got New Coverage for the New Year?

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If you made changes to your Medicare plan during Medicare Open Enrollment, you may be wondering what’s next. About 10 days after you enroll, you may get a phone call or letter from your Medicare insurance company. This is to make sure you understand your new plan. It is also a chance for you to give any information missing from your application.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

What Do Medigap Plans Cover?

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Medigap plans, also called Medicare supplement insurance plans, cover some of the costs not paid by Original Medicare (Parts A & B). For example, Medicare Part B typically pays 80 percent of the cost for a covered service, such as a doctor visit. You would be responsible for the other 20 percent of the cost, which a Medigap plan may cover.