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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

Have you or a loved one been denied Medicare-covered services because you’re "not improving"?

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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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Medicare Coverage While Traveling Within the U.S.

Although Medicare coverage is generally not available when beneficiaries are overseas, what about coverage for those exploring our own varied and scenic land?

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