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Understanding Medicare's Hospice Benefit

Medicare's hospice benefit is one of the most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both the terminally ill individual and his or her family, but it is little understood and underutilized. ...

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Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B basically covers "outpatient" care: office visits to medical specialists, ambulance transportation, diagnostic tests performed in a doctor's office or in a hospital on an outpatient basis, physician visits while the patient is in the hospital, and various...

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Help Paying for Medicare

Medicare is not free; there are premiums and deductibles. If you don't qualify for Medicaid and can't afford a Medigap policy, you may be able to get help paying for the costs of Medicare.

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Medicare Part A: Hospital 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 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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