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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:

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

What is Coinsurance?

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Sep 03, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

Does Medicare Cover Blood Tests for Cholesterol?

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Medicare Part B generally covers a screening blood test for cholesterol once every five years. You pay nothing for the test if your doctor accepts Medicare assignment and takes Medicare’s payment as payment in full.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 07:46 AM

Does Medicare Cover You on a Cruise Ship?

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Original Medicare (Parts A & B) may cover medically necessary care on a cruise ship, if the ship you’re on when you receive the care is in U.S. waters. That means the ship needs to be within six hours of a U.S. port. Also, the doctor must be legally allowed to provide medical services on a cruise ship.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Which Vaccines Does Medicare Cover?

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Medicare covers most vaccines. Some are covered by Part B, and some are covered by Part D.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Mon, Aug 12, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

What is Creditable Drug Coverage?

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Medicare defines “creditable coverage” as coverage that is at least as good as what Medicare provides. Therefore, creditable drug coverage is as good or better than Medicare Part D.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 16, 2019 @ 07:21 AM

Medicare Coverage for Non-Working Spouses

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Can a non-working spouse qualify for Medicare?

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Mon, Jul 01, 2019 @ 01:22 PM

Understanding Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

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Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance plans can both help Medicare beneficiaries get coverage above and beyond what’s offered by Original Medicare (Parts A & B). But each plan works differently and serves a different purpose. It’s important not to confuse them.

Some plans may list your drug on a higher tier or offer a generic alternative that could save you money.
Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Jun 26, 2019 @ 11:42 AM

What Is a Tiered Formulary and What Does it Mean for Me?

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A formulary is a list of covered drugs. Each Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) that includes drug coverage has a formulary.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:41 AM

What Does Medicare Cover for Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy?

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Medicare covers three main types of outpatient rehabilitation therapy: