Medicare

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

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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Lower 2023 Medicare Part B Premium Could Be on the Way

Some changes in the health care industry resulted in expected cost savings for the Medicare program for 2022. CMS' recent announcement states they plan on passing these savings to consumers via their 2023 Part B...

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Medicare Coverage for Treatment of PTSD

Without treatment, PTSD can be a part of your life for months, years, or longer. But there isn't a single type of treatment. These are the different PTSD treatment options and how Medicare can help...

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Medicare Freezes Late Enrollment Penalties for Qualifying Enrollees

Due to an issue with the modernization of the phone system for the SSA, Medicare is extending a grace period to freeze Medicare late enrollment penalties for eligible beneficiaries.

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What is Medicare's Secondary Payer Program?

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to have Medicare and an additional type of health coverage to help you pay for health care costs. Medicare's Secondary Payer Program lays out how they work...

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Does Medicare Cover STIs?

Culturally, there's a stigma around having a sexually transmitted infection, but they're incredibly common. Medicare can help cover screenings and, potentially, treatment if it's needed.

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Does Medicare Cover HIV Screenings and Treatment?

HIV is a lifelong condition, but there are treatment options to manage symptoms, extend life expectancy, and lower the risk of spreading it. Medicare may be able to help with the costs.

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