opioid crisis Medicare

Opioid Crisis Affecting Medicare Beneficiaries

When you think of the opioid epidemic, you usually think of a younger population. However, the problem is growing among the older population, who...

I’m Still Working, Do I Need to Enroll in Medicare Yet?

Many people continue working past the age of 65, which is the age to enroll in Medicare. Not sure if you should enroll in...
BENES Act

BENES Act Would Simplify Part B Enrollment

Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Todd Young (R-IN) recently reintroduced the Beneficiary Enrollment Notice and Eligibility Simplification Act, which has received support from both...

What’s the Deal with Telemedicine?

Telemedicine started in the 1950’s to connect doctors working with the same patient. Telemedicine has continued to grow and is now recognized as not...
Medicare recipients over-treated diabetes

Are Older Medicare Recipients Being Overtreated for Diabetes?

A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests doctors and patients in Medicare should work together to dial back treatment in older adults, some of...
what part D does not cover

What Part D will NOT Cover

Part D is prescription drug coverage administered through a private insurance company. You can either get Part D through a private Medicare Part D...
10 Things to Know about Medicare Advantage

10 Things to Know About Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, is an alternative to Original Medicare that offers Part A, B, and sometimes Part D coverage through a...
Annual Notice of Change

Medicare Open Enrollment: Check Your Annual Notice of Change

Open enrollment (October 15 - December 7) is the time to decide whether you will stick with the Medicare plan you have or change to...

Advance Beneficiary Notices and Appeals: What do you need to know?

What is an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)? If you have Original Medicare and your doctor or health care provider think that Medicare will not...
Senate passes CHRONIC Care Act

CHRONIC Care Act Passes in the Senate

Tuesday night, the Senate unanimously passed the CHRONIC Care Act, a bill whose goal is to make Medicare more efficient and save money overall...
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