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Missed Your Initial Enrollment Period? Here’s What You Do:

Laura FloorNovember 15, 2017 Medicare Part B
Medicare recipients are given a certain time frame each year to change their Medicare choices. If you miss making changes during that time period, you may still have some options available to you. Meanwhile, for any older adult not already enrolled in Medicare, it is best to consider the type of Medicare coverage needed prior to...

The Confusing World of Medicare and Rehab Facilities

Chris SmithNovember 8, 2017 Medicare Part A
Seniors who have an accident resulting in a broken bone or a debilitating illness can need additional care after hospital discharge. Disabling arthritic pain is a major reason for undergoing a knee replacement in later life, and 49.6% of all people over age 65 in the US have been diagnosed with arthritis. Following a...

Medicare’s “Observation Status” – The Shock for Seniors

Chris SmithNovember 1, 2017 Medicare Part A
Not all patients following an inpatient hospital stay are considered to have been admitted by insurers. Medicare often categorizes hospitalized enrollees as on “observation status” rather than as actual hospital admissions.Since Medicare enrollees account for at least 41% of all hospital visits in the nation, this...

Medicare and Macular Degeneration: Oh Say, Can You See?

Sharon O'DayOctober 25, 2017 Medicare Part B
You may have watched a television commercial in which a woman is told to view a grid design on a piece of paper. If she states that the grid lines appear wavy, she is told that she might have macular degeneration—and that she should see her eye doctor immediately.This strange-sounding disorder is more common than you might...
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