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Medicare A & B Patient Health

Medicare’s Observation Status Makes Inpatients Into Outpatients (via NPR)

Beware of the “Admitted for Observation” Billing Code A daughter’s story: “An ER doctor examined her, saw that she couldn’t move her leg, couldn’t really even hold her body upright and had trouble with her memory. He said he would admit her to the hospital’s observation unit to figure out what was going on. He […]

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Case Studies Medicare supplement Part C Medicare Advantage

Medicare Portability or, Am I Covered While Traveling?

Medicare while traveling Retirement remains a few years away for me.  Still, I am looking forward to when the schedule may be a little less hectic and there’s more free time to travel and explore. And I will be wondering how my Medicare will work while traveling outside of New York or the US. So […]

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Case Studies Medicare supplement

A conversation: Focus the fight against cancer instead of the HMO

In this nearly 16 minute conversation Greensboro North Carolina residents, Bob and Signe Foxworth, talk about their frustration and anxiety of trying, unsuccesfully, to obtain HMO approval for Bob’s preferred out of network prostate cancer treatment. Listen as Bob and Signe explain how peace of mind came when Dan counseled them to revert to Original […]

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Medicare A & B Part D Prescription Drug

What to know about the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)

Mark your calendar. October 15th to December 7th is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP.) During this time Medicare beneficiaries can change Medicare Advantage ( Part C) or Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plans with ease. Plan or coverage changes go into effect January 1. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Plan C or Plan D it […]

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Part D Prescription Drug

New York EPIC and Medicare Part D

New York EPIC The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program is a New York State Program that provides seniors with prescription drug assistance secondary to Medicare Part D. Members must be enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan. including any Medicare Advantage plan with Part D prescription drug coverage Provides secondary coverage for Medicare […]