Medicare

Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.   O ...

Know Your Medicare Rights

As a person with Medicare, do you have any rights and protections? You certainly do! You have rights whether you’re enrolled in Original Medicare – in which you can ...

What Medicare Does (and Doesn’t) Cover

Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and ...

What Medicare Covers in the Hospital

One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what exactly is covered, and how much do you pay? Medicare he ...

How Medicare covers hospice care

Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, for the patient as well as his or her loved ones. That’s why I want to pass along some information about Medicare’s ...

How Medicare Covers Ambulance Services

I certainly hope you never need an ambulance, but at some point you may have to take one during a medical emergency.   If you have Original Medicare, your Part B (medical in ...

What home health services does Medicare cover?

Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, sp ...

When a Doctor Doesn’t Take Medicare

  What does it mean when a doctor tells you he or she has “opted out” of Medicare?   An opt-out doctor is one who doesn’t accept Medicare. Doctors wh ...

How Medicare is Improving Coordination of Your Care

  If two mechanics are working on your car, but they’re not talking to one another, the results may not be so good.   Likewise, if a baseball coach doesn’t ...

How Medicare works with other insurance

  You may have wondered how Medicare works with other insurance coverage, such as a group health plan from a former employer or union.   It’s an important issue ...