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Medicare's Observation Policy Comes Under Scrutiny

Medicare is launching a pilot program to determine whether relaxing its payment rules can help patients who require nursing home c...

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Suit Contests Hospitals' Practice of Not Admitting Patients Prior to Nursing Home Transfer

Seven Medicare patients have filed a class action lawsuit challenging a Medicare policy that allows hospitals to place patients ..

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Those Receiving COBRA Coverage Must Sign Up for Medicare Part B at 65 to Avoid Penalty

Advocates are seeing an increase in the number of individuals who have delayed enrolling in Medicare Part B under the mistaken imp...

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Courts Reject "Urban Legend" That Medicare Nursing Coverage Requires Improvement

Two federal courts in the past two months have ruled that Medicare's coverage of skilled care does not require ...

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Checklist for Negotiating With an Insurer for Medical Coverage

If you are denied coverage of medical care, home health care, medical equipment, or medical supplies, you may have to negotiate with your insurance company for coverage.

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Medicare's Limited Nursing Home Coverage

Many people believe that Medicare covers nursing home stays.In fact Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited.

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Checklist: Hiring a Home Care Provider

Most people prefer to be cared for in their home rather than a nursing home, but finding a home care provider for you or a loved one can be daunting.

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Watch Out for Mistakes in the List of Doctors Covered by Your Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Advantage plans are a popular alternative to regular Medicare because the plans often offer lower out-of-pocket costs, but buyers need to make sure they know what they are paying for.

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