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

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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Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Medicare Coverage?

Millions of Americans live with pre-existing conditions, and these conditions often require health care. Can Medicare plans or coverage change if you have pre-existing conditions?

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What are Medicare I-SNPs?

Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) are Medicare Advantage plans geared toward people receiving care in a qualified health care facility. Do you qualify for these plans?

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All About Medicare Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans

There are many different types of Medicare plans out there. If you're eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, you can enroll in a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan. Here's what that means for you.

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Does Medicare Cover Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy can be incredibly useful if an injury or illness has weakened your ability to perform daily tasks. Let's review how occupational therapy can help and if it's covered by Medicare.

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