Dating is one of those things that teenagers and college students love to do, but there are a lot of older individuals out there that might want to start their lives up again and go out to have some fun from time to time. The younger generations always know the ins and outs of things like dating and where they can go to have all the fun they could handle. However, for those that are a bit out of touch from the dating scene, it might seem like a futile waste of time trying to figure it all out again. Continue reading “Dating Advice For Seniors”
Medicare covers behavioral counseling sessions to help you lose weight. This counseling may be covered if you get it in a primary care setting (like a doctor’s office), where it can be coordinated with your other care and a personalized prevention plan. Talk to your primary care doctor or practitioner to find out more.
All people with Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more are covered.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for this service if the primary care doctor or other qualified primary care practitioner accepts assignment. Continue reading “Medicare Obesity Screening & Counseling”
Learn about programs that may help you save money on medical and drug costs.
Find out about the monthly premium for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and learn about the Part A late enrollment penalty and Medicare Part B (medical insurance).
Find out how much Medicare Part B (medical insurance) costs, including the Part B Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA), and the Part B late enrollment penalty.
Claims & Appeals
Click on the links to get all the information you need.
Find out how you can file a complaint (also called a “grievance”) if you have a concern about the quality of care or other services you get from a Medicare provider. Contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for local, personalized Medicare counseling.
Get information on how and when to file a claim for your Medicare bills (sometimes called “Medicare billing”). You should only need to file a claim in very rare cases.
Learn about several ways to check the status of a Medicare claim, like MyMedicare.gov, your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN), your Explanation of Benefits (EOB), Medicare’s Blue Button, or by contacting your Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
Supplements & other insurance
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Learn how benefits are coordinated when you have Medicare and other health insurance.
Read 5 things you need to know about how retiree insurance works with Medicare. If you’re retired and have Medicare and group health plan coverage from a former employer, generally Medicare pays first and your retiree coverage pays second.
Read about Medigap (Medicare Supplement Insurance), which helps pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover.
Find and compare drug plans, health plans, and Medigap policies.
Get the facts about the specific times when you can sign up for a Medigap policy.
Medicare covers services (like lab tests, surgeries, and doctor visits) and supplies (like wheelchairs and walkers) considered medically necessary to treat a disease or condition.
If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan or other Medicare plan, you may have different rules, but your plan must give you at least the same coverage as Original Medicare. Some services may only be covered in certain settings or for patients with certain conditions.
How often is it covered?
Click on the clinks for what is covered:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
- Alcohol misuse screenings & counseling
- Bone mass measurements (bone density)
- Cardiovascular disease screenings
- Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy)
- Cervical & vaginal cancer screening
- Colorectal cancer screenings
- Depression screenings
- Diabetes screenings
April 2016 Newsletter
Happy Birthday to all our April babies!!
Some people feel aging is not a good thing, but the alternative is not very attractive. If you have reached full social security retirement age, your life is a success story. Let me give you some numbers. More people die between ages 55 to 64 than die between ages 65 to 74. Congratulations, if you have made it to full Medicare age!!
It important to know your numbers: Continue reading “InsuredMeds.com April 2016 Newsletter”