medicare

Medicare Clinic Closing

Dec 20,2019

By the end of 2019, the Medicare-focused primary care clinic, Calyx Health, will be closing its doors. Calyx Health is a start-up that dedicated the last three years to building technology to support the well-being of Medicare patients.

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Many Local Seniors Pay Too Much for Medicare

Sep 27,2018

 

Each fall, Medicare seniors can sign up for, change or disenroll from a health plan for the following year. Yet, despite having more options than ever, research shows that most people choose the wrong health plan, often paying more than they need to.

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How Medicare Covers Prescription Drugs

Mar 17,2016

 

Did you know that Medicare helps pay for prescription medications? Even if you don’t take many prescriptions now, you should consider joining a Medicare drug plan. There are two ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage:

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What’s New in Medicare for 2016

Jan 21,2016

The biggest news in Medicare for 2016 is the Part B premium. I’m happy to report that for most people with Medicare, the premium will stay the same as it was in 2015: $104.90 per month.

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Do You Need Medicare Part B?

Dec 17,2015

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.

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Reporting Medicare Fraud

Nov 19,2015

When you get health care services, record the dates on a calendar and save the receipts and statements you get from providers to check for mistakes.

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How You Can Fight Medicare Fraud

Nov 19,2015

It’s an unfortunate truth, but health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system. Fraud schemes often depend on identity thieves getting hold of people’s Medicare numbers. So guard your Medicare number. Treat it as you would a credit card. 

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Get Help Paying Medicare Costs

Feb 19,2015

Did you know that you may be able to get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums? State-based Medicare Savings Programs also may pay Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.

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