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News, definitions, and part-by-part breakdowns of all things Medicare.

Extra Help for Medicare Part D

We all need help sometimes. If you have limited financial resources and need assistance with coverage for your prescription drugs, you may be able to get Extra Help with Medicare!

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Do Doctors Have to Disclose Conflicts of Interest?

Conflicts of interest can influence a doctor's decision-making and ruin patient trust. Reporting and sharing medical conflicts of interest are essential to protecting against them.

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How Does Prior Authorization Affect Medicare Coverage?

Prior authorization can influence the care and coverage you receive through Medicare, but it influences different parts uniquely.

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When Can I Get a COVID-19 Vaccination?

There are many questions surrounding the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination. When can you get one? Where? Is it safe? We're giving you some answers and resources where you can find additional information!

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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

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CMS Announces Permanent Telehealth Services Expansion & More

CMS has announced a permanent expansion to Medicare telehealth coverage, along with changes to how doctors are paid and coverage for non-physician care providers.

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The Coverage Rules for Medicare Part D Plans

You've come to rely on your Medicare Part D plan to give you coverage for your prescription drugs, but there are rules that govern this coverage and its limits. What are they?

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Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2021

CMS has announced the 2021 Medicare costs. Check them out so you know what to expect this AEP!

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How Can a Diagnosis-Related Group Determine Your Care?

You may have never heard about a diagnosis-related group (DRG), but they can influence your health care. In fact, they are a critical part of the Medicare program.

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Preparing for Your Welcome to Medicare Visit

If you've just signed up for Medicare, you're entitled to a fully-covered preventative meeting with your doctor. Here's how you should be preparing for your Welcome to Medicare visit.

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Does Medicare Cover Pneumonia Shots & Treatments?

Pneumonia is a highly contagious infection that can be dangerous to those who catch it. Does Medicare offer coverage of pneumonia shots, treatment, and prevention?

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CMS Announces Low Medicare Advantage & Part D Premiums in 2021

Next year's anticipated average monthly premiums for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D have been announced by CMS. Here's what you can expect.

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