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Medicare Coverage Gap

Whether you have a Part D Prescription Drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan, you have surely heard of the coverage gap or donut hole.  If you are very lucky, it hasn’t affected you much, but for a lot of Medicare enrollees, the coverage gap can be very scary.  Their prescription costs significantly increase which can […]

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What Benefits are Covered by Medicare

“Medicare Benefits” is health insurance for people generally for those on disability or age 65 and older.  There are four parts of Medicare and each part covers certain benefits.  They are labeled as Parts A, B, C, and D.  Part A and Part B together are known as Original Medicare which is government sponsored. While […]

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ACA Sign-ups Rise, Medicare Payments Decline

As hospitals face decreasing Medicare reimbursement, enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans continues to rise. As part of the ACA, hospitals face reductions in Medicare reimbursement rates for excessive readmission, non-participation in reporting of quality data, and other outcome-based wrist slaps administered by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). On the other hand, enrollment […]

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