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.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Prescription Discount Cards and Other Money-Saving Medicare Tips

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Prescription drugs can take a big bite out of your budget. Your Medicare prescription drug plan may offer cost-saving benefits that you may not be aware of. Also, some pharmacies offer discount programs or savings on 60- or 90-day refills.

Medicare covers inpatient rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility and inpatient rehabilitation facility differently.
Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Dec 03, 2019 @ 12:56 PM

Medicare Coverage for Inpatient Rehabilitation

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Medicare covers inpatient rehab (rehabilitation), which may be provided in two types of facilities:

When helping a loved one with Medicare choices, you may need to become their Authorized Representative.
Caregiver Information | Tue, Nov 26, 2019 @ 11:21 AM

How To Become A Medicare Authorized Representative

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Helping a Loved One with Medicare? Become Their Authorized Representative

Caregivers may have to jump through a few hoops when helping loved ones with Medicare – for a very good reason.

Learn more about Medigap and Medicare supplement insurance.
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

What Do Medigap Plans Cover?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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.

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.