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The Basics of Medicaid Coverage

Medicaid is a program that partners the federal government with the states to help eligible United States citizens and residents receive health care coverage. It was created in 1965 along with Medicare. As of November 2020, Medicaid has over 72 million people enrolled, with an additional 6.7 million enrolled in Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP). […]

All About Medical Underwriting and Medicare

When you look for a Medicare plan, it can feel almost too easy, like buying a pack of cookies from the store. Just pick the brand you prefer, and you’re set. But it’s not always that simple, especially for other types of insurance. If you’ve only ever had insurance through your work and then Medicare […]

Does Medicare Cover Aneurysm Scans and Treatment?

Aneurysms have a terrifying reputation, and for good reason. They can be debilitating or deadly when they strike, and they can strike without warning or symptom. Keep in mind, there are different types of aneurysms, too, each defined by where they occur in the body. For all these reasons, there are several ways that we […]

What Does Medically Necessary Mean?

When you visit the doctor or receive medical services, it’s often covered by your Medicare plan, at least partially. This is because much of the medical care you receive is considered “medically necessary.” This is a term that comes up a lot when you learn more about Medicare, and for good reason. It can greatly […]

Limiting Charges and Excess Charges in Medicare

One of the benefits of being enrolled in Medicare is that most costs are set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for anyone that uses Medicare. That means there is generally a maximum amount that a doctor who accepts Medicare can charge for a service. This isn’t always the case, though. There […]

Different Medicare Notices

When you’re enrolled in Medicare, there’s a good chance you’ll be receiving plenty of paperwork in the mail. It may seem annoying, but it’s truly a good thing because it means you’re being kept in the loop with your Medicare coverage. Many of these will be notices about how you’re using your Medicare. For example, […]

Where to Turn for Medicare Help

While Medicare helps to cover the medical needs of millions of seniors in the United States, it’s not always the easiest subject to understand. Trust us, we understand entirely. When you’re confused about a certain program or have coverage questions, it can also be difficult to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, there are […]

At-Home Vaccination Efforts Receive Payment Boost for Medicare Beneficiaries

As the United States continues to strive toward herd immunity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made a change to help Medicare beneficiaries who are struggling to get the vaccine get access to it. This latest announcement increases payments to health care providers who administer […]

All About Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccination

With the approval of multiple vaccinations to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, there have been a lot of questions about their rollout and when things can start to return to normal. The Biden Administration vowed to distribute 100 million vaccination doses to Americans in its first 100 days in office, before doubling […]

What are Medicare Deductibles?

If you’ve ever reviewed or had a health insurance plan, whether that’s a private plan or Medicare, you’ve likely seen or dealt with a deductible. They’re very common in insurance plans. So common, in fact, that you may have never even stopped to think about what they are exactly. How do they influence your coverage? […]