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Medicare's Limited Nursing Home Coverage

Medicare Part A covers institutional care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, as well as certain care given by home health agencies and care provided in hospices.

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Medigap

Medicare prescription drug coverage affects Medigap coverage of prescription drugs.

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Medicare Advantage: An Alternative to Original Medicare

When Medicare costs started skyrocketing along with the rest of the health care sector, the Medicare program began contracting with managed care plans to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries who choose the managed care option (now called Medicare Advantage). 

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Medicare Eligibility

There are two main parts of Medicare, each with their own eligibility requirements. 

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Medicare's Home Health Benefit

If you qualify, Medicare will cover your home health care.You are entitled to Medicare coverage of your home health care if you meet these requirements.

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Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) Plans

If you have Medicare Parts A and B, you can join a Medicare Advantage plan.

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How Medicare Beneficiaries Can Fight a Hospital Discharge

If you are admitted to a hospital as a Medicare patient, the hospital may try to discharge you before you are ready.

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Appealing Medicare Advantage Plan Decisions

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, your plan may overrule your doctor and refuse to cover a treatment or procedure that it dee...

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