Tag Archives: Medicare

Medicare and Medicaid in the News

Medicare and Medicaid are in the news almost daily.  Here are some snippets of what we've seen and heard: Biden Debt Limit Talks Today to Cover Medicare, Medicaid | FDL ... Bipartisan talks on increasing the nation's debt limit, which have morphed into a wider discussion about deficit reduction, resume today. Francine Hardaway: Can Berwick…
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What is Medicare?

Medicare What is Medicare? How and when will I use it? Watch this short and easy to understand video about Medicare Part A, B, C and D. -Stay Smart Stay Healthy See more videos at: www.youtube.com Stay Smart Stay Healthy was created by Edward Batchelor at Hum...
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How to Apply for Medicare

Sometimes we forget to let people know how to apply for Medicare and instead write about Parts A, B, C and D. For some beneficiaries, Medicare benefits are not automatic. (more…)
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Medicare Preventive Screenings: Physical Exam

If you are new to Medicare you are entitled to a one-time preventive physical exam within the first 12 months and you have Medicare Part B. Medicare calls this the “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam.  What does the exam include? Medical history Social history Review of your health Educational counseling about preventive screenings Shots Referral…
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Medicare Preventive Services

By Mary Jane Stern With the New Year approaching are you aware that you are entitled to certain Preventive Services provided by Medicare? Here is a list of Preventive Services you can get a print out of this at http://www.Medicare.gov. Take it to your doctor or health care provider to find out which screening is…
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Medicare Outpatient Services

There’s a lot to learn about Medicare Outpatient Services. A few weeks ago my husband went in for a cardiac catheterization and stent placement. With a stent implant you have to spend an overnight in the hospital. I assumed the hospital stay would be covered under Medicare Part A, but it’s not – it falls…
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Silver Sneakers for Older Adults Not On Medicare

By Mary Jane Stern One of my recent blog posts was about the “extras” some of the Medicare Advantage Plans offer to their members and one “extra” was the Silver Sneakers Program. About 6 months ago I decided to join a gym because I was out of shape and as we mature, it is so…
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Medicare Advantage Plans Offer SilverSneakers Fitness Program

Some of the Medicare Advantage plans have a really great benefit offering the SilverSneakers Fitness Program. What is SilverSneakers? SilverSneakers is a fitness program for Medicare Advantage members offering programs that encourage older adults and seniors to become involved in physical activity and at the same time offers a social activity. (more…)
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