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CMS Puts Physicians in Their Place

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Many people are not aware of the partnership that exists between the physicians and drug companies. Until I started researching this topic I had no idea that doctors make commission off of the drugs that they prescribe. Did you know? If not, I hope this post sheds some light on a very controversial system that effects […]

5 Medicare Rules You Need to Know

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What is Medicare, and why is it such a big deal? As I am sure most of you know Medicare can be very confusing. This post will break down Medicare and provide you with some basic rules you should know. These rules will help you choose the right coverage that meets your needs. They will […]

The History of Medicare

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Do you know how and why Medicare was created? A lot of people don’t realize that Medicare caused quite a bit of controversy, not unlike the recent debates on The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Fifty-one years ago, Congress created Medicare and Medicaid to completely rebuild health care in America, to ensure seniors […]

Medicare Part B: Preventative Services

Medicare Part B: Preventative Services

Medicare Part B is the branch of Medicare that can be considered Medical Insurance. While Part D focuses on Prescription Drug Insurance and Part A on Hospital Insurance, Part B’s role is different. Medicare Part B focuses heavily on preventative measures, and unlike Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B is not free. A monthly premium […]

How the Affordable Care Act Changed Medicare

How the Affordable Care Act Changed Medicare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or the Affordable Care Act as it is commonly known, is the most significant expansion of US healthcare since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Its primary goal is to decrease the number of uninsured Americans and to reduce the overall costs of healthcare. Some […]

Filing Medicare Claims

Filing Medicare Claims

Let’s be honest. Very few people truly understand Medicare in all of its various complexities. Very commonly patients are not well informed as to when to file a claim or how to do so. The purpose of this article is to clarify the topic and remove as much of the confusing jargon as possible. Do […]

How to apply for Medicare Extra Help

How to apply for Medicare Extra Help

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this, but prescription drugs are very expensive. Many people spend much of their time worrying about whether or not they can afford the drugs they need. The good news is that anyone with Medicare can get Medicare prescription drug coverage. What many aren’t aware of is the […]

How to get vision & dental coverage under Medicare?

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Many people wonder how to get vision and dental coverage while on Medicare. Surprising to some is that neither Part A or Part B covers most expenses associated with vision or dental and many struggle with the steep expenses. Medicare Parts A and B only help pay for medically-necessary inpatient and outpatient care. “Medically-necessary” is […]

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