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Medicare for 55 and Up Highly Popular, but Prospects Uncertain

A tentative deal on Senate health reform legislation would reportedly allow individuals age 55 to 64 ...

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Guide Helps Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries When the "Observation Status" Virus Strikes

Medicare beneficiaries who are admitted to a hospital and then discharged to a nursing home have been getting charged for care the...

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Retirees Can't Dodge Their Medicare Eligibility

A federal appeals court has ruled that those over age 65 and eligible for Social Security can’t escape their automatic entit...

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Medicare Preventive Services: What is Covered?

As the saying goes "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and as you get older, taking preventative meas...

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You Can't Opt Out of Medicare Without Losing Social Security, Judge Rules

Retirees cannot disenroll from Medicare Part A without also losing their Social Security benefits and refunding ...

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Don't Let Health Care Providers Use the Improvement Standard to Deny Medicare Coverage

Many health care providers are still not aware that Medicare is required to cover skilled nursing and home care even if a patient is not showing improvement.

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Many Still Unaware That Medicare Coverage Is Now Available for Chronic Conditions

If you are a Medicare beneficiary receiving skilled care for a chronic condition, you no longer have to show improvement in order to have the care covered, but your provider (such as a doctor, home care agency, or nursing home) may not know this.

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Social Security Adds New Online Medicare Application

Just because you're not signing up for Social Security yet doesn't mean you should postpone enrolling in Medicare at age 65 ...

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