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

Does Medicare Cover Pain Management?

Finding and treating the cause of your chronic pain can be expensive. What kind of coverage does Medicare offer for pain management?

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What are Medicare's Lifetime Reserve Days?

Medicare covers many of your inpatient costs, but what happens if you have an extra-long hospital stay? This is where you may encounter lifetime reserve days. What are they, and how can they affect your...

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2023 Social Security COLA Largest in Decades

The 2023 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) has been announced, and it's historically large. What does this mean for you and your Social Security benefit?

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Why are Medicare Insurance Sales Calls Recorded?

If you make a phone call with an insurance agent about Medicare, you will likely be met with a notice that the call is being recorded. Why has this changed?

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Here's What Medicare Costs in 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave us an early surprise this year by announcing what Medicare costs in 2023 before the Annual Enrollment Period. It's good news for beneficiaries!

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CMS Updates Medicare Enrollment Rules for 2023

CMS’ new effective date rules could mean a smoother Medicare enrollment process for you. Starting in 2023, beneficiaries enrolling during the last three months of their Initial Enrollment Period or the General Enrollment Period can...

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Does Medicare Cover Insomnia Treatment?

If you're struggling to fall asleep at night, you may be experiencing insomnia. Treatment for this sleep condition can vary, but does Medicare help cover the costs?

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The FDA Finalizes Ruling to Increase Access to Hearing Aids

On August 16, 2022, the FDA finalized a ruling that allows Americans to purchase over-the-counter hearing aids, a move expected to increase their access and affordability.

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What the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Means for Medicare

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has been signed into law. Much has been said about the environmental and economic aspects, but what it’s proposed to do for Medicare could surely have a big impact...

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CMS Projects Lower 2023 Part D Average Costs

With the potential for historic changes to Medicare Part D and prescription drug costs next year, CMS has announced their projections for average Medicare Part D premiums.

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What are Medicare Pilot Programs?

CMS uses models and pilots to test out their newest programs for efficiency and effectiveness. These Medicare demonstrations are critical for the programs to evolve.

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What Does Creditable Coverage Mean for Medicare?

Have you ever heard the term creditable coverage and wondered what it means for Medicare? You'd be surprised how much it can influence your options.

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