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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

2 Ways You Could Save on Blood Sugar Test Strips

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Blood sugar testing is a way to keep track of how well diabetes is being managed. Test results help to show how food, physical activity and diabetes medications affect blood sugar.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

How to Navigate the Part D Coverage Gap

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The Part D coverage gap – or “donut hole” – is a payment stage with Medicare prescription drug plans and a big budget concern for many people. It’s a period of time when the main cost burden for prescription drugs shifts from the plan to the plan member.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare DSNPs Serve Low-Income Seniors and People With Disabilities

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

As you’re enjoying the splendid fall season and pumpkin-spice everything, don’t forget that autumn also means open enrollment for health insurance. And if you’re eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, you should know about an option that could offer a convenient, affordable approach to managing your health care.

Caregiver Information, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Basics for Caregivers

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Taking care of a loved one on Medicare with a chronic illness, disability or frailty is not an easy job. Yet more than 90 million Americans do it every day, according to the Caregiver Action Network.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part B May Not Cover a Hearing Aid, But Part C Might

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

One question many Medicare beneficiaries ask is, “Will Medicare pay for my hearing aid?” The short answer is “No.” Original Medicare does not cover routine hearing exams, hearing aids or hearing aid fittings. Medicare Part B (medical insurance) does cover diagnostic hearing and balance exams if your doctor or other health care provider orders these tests to see if you need medical treatment for a recent injury or illness, such as vertigo or other balance problems.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part A, Benefit Periods and Deductibles

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may be familiar with insurance deductibles. Many homeowners and car insurance policies charge a deductible whenever you file a claim.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part C: The Basics

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you want extra benefits in addition to the coverage offered by Original Medicare (Parts A and B)—all in one plan?

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Should All Men Have Routine PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Ask ten doctors about the PSA test, and you might get ten different viewpoints. The test can help detect prostate cancer in men, but opinions vary as to who should have it and when.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Savvy-Shopper Tips to Help You Get the Most from Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons at the local grocery store? Make it a point to confirm you get all possible discounts when booking hotel reservations? Love getting the senior discount at the movie theater?

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Increases Coverage for Mental Health Care

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 15.8% of adults age 50 and older had a mental illness in 2012. Yet historically, Medicare has paid a smaller share of the cost for mental health visits than for other medical services.