22 05, 2023

On Medicare? What You’ll Pay for Now That the PHE Has Ended

2023-05-22T08:53:15-04:00May 22nd, 2023|

The Biden administration officially ended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023. Certain policies that were implemented in early 2020 during the public health emergency will now expire. As a result, seniors are among those who may see some of [...]

2 03, 2023

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

2023-03-02T16:28:03-05:00March 2nd, 2023|

Assisted living facilities support older adults with daily living while fostering their independence. Individuals who do not require round-the-clock nursing but need help with everyday activities like bathing, housekeeping, medications, and meal preparation can benefit from assisted living. Some seniors choose [...]

31 01, 2023

Will Medicare Pay for Housekeeping Services?

2023-02-13T12:28:33-05:00January 31st, 2023|

Medicare is federal health insurance for people over 65, some younger people with disabilities, and those with end-stage renal disease. Coverage of housekeeping services under Medicare can depend on several factors. Is There Coverage for Housekeeping Under Original Medicare? Medicare is [...]

30 01, 2023

Medicare Will Now Cover Medically Necessary Dental Care

2023-02-01T21:28:22-05:00January 30th, 2023|

In November 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare coverage will be expanded to include medically necessary dental services. This change in Medicare rules will allow people with life-threatening conditions to receive dental care and [...]

18 01, 2023

Getting Medicare Food Benefits

2023-01-18T16:26:35-05:00January 18th, 2023|

As people age, accessing healthy meals can become more challenging. According to Feeding America, one in five older adults was food-insecure in 2020. Some older adults struggle with affording healthy foods, whereas others have difficulty going to the grocery store and [...]

14 01, 2023

Can You Appeal When a Hospital Considers You an Outpatient?

2023-01-14T16:45:17-05:00January 14th, 2023|

A hospital’s classification of you as inpatient or outpatient can significantly affect Medicare’s coverage, shaping how much you pay for services and whether your coverage includes care in a skilled nursing facility. Medicare Part A pays for inpatient hospital and post-hospital extended [...]

12 01, 2023

What Is a Medicare Summary Notice?

2023-01-12T16:44:22-05:00January 12th, 2023|

Every three months, those with original Medicare receive a claims statement called a Medicare Summary Notice. As Medicare.gov explains, this notification describes all the services or supplies that providers or suppliers attributed to Medicare during the preceding three months. The document shows how [...]

29 12, 2022

5 Reasons for Seniors to Celebrate in 2023

2022-12-29T16:37:31-05:00December 29th, 2022|

It has been a tumultuous few years. Amid a continuing pandemic, tense midterm elections, and a war in Ukraine, we have grappled with more than our fair share of grim news. However, with the new year upon us, there are [...]

3 12, 2022

Does Medicare Cover the Cost of Getting a Second Opinion?

2022-12-03T16:30:00-05:00December 3rd, 2022|

You may be nervous about whether Medicare will cover a second opinion if you wish to confirm whether a medical treatment or surgery is right for you. Given the cost of doctor visits today, the prospect of an out-of-pocket expense [...]

17 09, 2022

Medicare Advantage: New Bill May Speed Up Your Access to Care

2023-02-13T12:28:14-05:00September 17th, 2022|

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you — along with roughly 28 million others who rely on this type of coverage — may soon have an easier time obtaining necessary medical care. Currently, patients with Medicare Advantage plans often [...]