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What is a Medicare MAC?

Like any modern health care program, Medicare has many moving parts that allow it to run as smoothly as possible. Most of these parts work behind the scenes so that beneficiaries can focus on enjoying the benefits of their coverage. One of these moving parts is a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). These often-unseen agents of […]

What You Should Know When Enrolling in Medicare

Doing anything for the first time can be daunting, especially if you’re unsure about what exactly you should be doing. If you’re one of the millions of Americans enrolling in Medicare each year, you may be bombarded by information about what you could or should be doing and it can all get a little crazy. […]

Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?

There are many reasons why you may need physical therapy at some point in your life. Whether that’s recovering from a health emergency like a stroke or heart attack or combatting age-related physical decline by improving flexibility and balance, physical therapy can have amazing effects on your personal well-being and quality of life. But, whatever […]

Know Before You Go: Hospital Stays

Know Before You Go: Hospital Stays Medicare’s coverage of hospital services can be confusing at times and may lead to some unexpected out-of-pocket costs. Here are a few tips you should know before you go! Inpatient vs. Outpatient Ask the hospital if your stay is considered inpatient or outpatient. Inpatient hospital stays are covered under […]

Does Medicare Cover Gym Memberships?

Our fitness can influence many factors of our overall health. It can help us maintain a healthy bodyweight, strengthen muscles, and improve our balance. In fact, there’s a well-established link between fitness and living a longer life. Maintaining a healthy fitness level or regular exercise can even help you get sick less. In a sense, […]

COVID-19 Update

With the current situation surrounding the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), many people have questions in regards to how they may be covered by their health insurance. For high risk groups such as seniors it is important to know what is available to you through Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has decided that Medicare will […]

CMS Expands Telehealth Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic

On Thursday, April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a slate of sweeping changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes were made at the direction of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act with the aim to make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to receive health care […]

How Your Income and IRMAA Affect Your Medicare Premiums

If you’re enrolled in Original Medicare, you likely have Medicare Part B, which covers services like doctors’ visits, ambulance services, and physical therapy. It can also cover things like durable medical equipment, as well as your preventative and screening services. Unlike Medicare Part A, you’ll also likely be paying a monthly premium, though this may […]

3 Accounts That Can Maximize Your Medicare

There are many different ways you can handle your Medicare. You can go at it alone, monitoring your coverage and studying plans. You can work with a licensed sales agent, who’ll help guide you to plans that fit your needs. Regardless of what option you go with, there are also a number of programs and […]

Does Medicare Cover Service Animals?

Service animals can change the lives of their handlers, helping with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities. For them to achieve this, they undergo a lot of training, which can cause them to be very expensive to get. Due to the highly specialized nature of this training, a service dog can cost anywhere from $15,000 to […]