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Medicare Special Enrollment Periods

Parts A and B Special Enrollment Periods There are special circumstances, or Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) when you can enroll in Parts A and B...
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Medicare billing: Hospital "observation" can cost you BY WALECIA KONRAD: ... However, Higgins' remarkable recovery comes with a big price tag. Because of a common...
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Accountable Care Organizations Save Medicare Millions

What are ACOs? Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, began with the Affordable Care Act in 2011. They are groups of doctors, hospitals and health care...
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Today’s Hot Topics in Medicare

Working past 65? Beware of this Medicare trap that could cost you thousands in taxes BY MICHAEL HILTZIK: We can say two things for sure...

How You Should Contact Medicare

There are three main ways to contact Medicare. By determining your reason for contacting Medicare, you can figure out which way is best for...
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Lost Your Medicare Card? Here’s What to Do

Was your Medicare card lost, stolen, or damaged? Here's what to do to get a Medicare card replacement. You can either: Call the National Social...

Medicare vs. Medicaid: What’s the difference?

Medicare and Medicaid are two different government run programs that were started for the struggling older and/or low-income Americans to buy private health insurance....
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New Tax Reform Bill Could Slash Medicare Funds …. Here’s How

On Thursday the House Ways & Means committee released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) to simplify the Internal Revenue Code of 1986....
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Today’s Must-Read Stories in Medicare

Week ahead: Trump puts pressure on lawmakers to repeal ObamaCare mandate BY PETER SULLIVAN: The GOP debate over how to repeal ObamaCare is poised to...