Part B is medical insurance. It covers professional fees for doctors and other health-care providers, outpatient treatment, durable medical equipment, home health services, and preventive care like flu shots and screenings for cancer and heart disease.
Part B requires a monthly premium, which is $121.80 for most Americans in 2016. You’re not required to pay the premium if you don’t want Part B coverage. But is it to your advantage to pay?
The answer depends on your current and future health insurance coverage and needs.
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 helps cover certain services and supplies in hospitals. To get the full range of benefits, you must have both Medicare Part A, which is hospital insurance, and Part B, which is medical insurance.
The city of Alameda Health Care District is seeking to fill a vacant board member position left by former member Jordan Battani last month. Battani notified the board she would be stepping down from her position on May 9, but her resignation was finalized on May 23. Battani was board president for five of her seven-and-a-half years on the board.
Have you ever read a restaurant guide before picking a place for a special dinner? Or a consumeradvice magazine before buying a new car?
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a similar guide for looking up the quality of care at hospitals in your area? Well, there is. It’s called Hospital Compare and you can find it on the Medicare website, at www. medicare.gov.
Alameda Hospital, which announced last Thursday it is now officially part of the Alameda Health System, will be offering free health screenings as upcoming events.
This Saturday, May 10, the hospital will host free screenings in three essential areas of health at their booth at the Park Street Spring Festival, Alameda’s annual Mother’s Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when staff will offer what’s called the 3B’s assessment, which includes blood pressure, blood glucose and body mass index.