Choose Your Medigap Plan Wisely

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A client recently asked me why his Medigap Policy Plan F did not cover physical therapy received in a nursing home after a slip and fall. Medigap policies are intended to cover the co-pays and deductibles associated with traditional Medicare A and B. The Medigap Plan F is one of the more comprehensive Medigap Plans […]

Medicare Part B: How Much will you Pay in 2017

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Medicare Overview Medicare is the federal health insurance program that covers people 65 and older and some younger adults with permanent disabilities and certain medical conditions. When Medicare was established in 1965 about half of American seniors had no health insurance. Today, virtually all Americans over age 65 have at least some health coverage through […]

To Copay or Not to Copay

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Chronic Care Management and the Shift from Acute Care to Preventive Health [Editor’s Note: The following article was provided by Stone Health Innovations, LLC. Stone Health is a gold sponsor of the Marshall, Parker and Weber 2016 Professional Update. More information on Stone Health Innovations is available @ http://stonehealthideacare.com/] As far back as 2013, Centers […]

Medicare and Social Security Changes in the New Budget Act

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The recently passed “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” raises the debt ceiling and avoids a costly government default until 2017. It also includes several provisions that will impact recipients of Medicare and Social Security. This article addresses those impacts. Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles Adjusted The Budget Act reduces a huge increase in Medicare […]

No Social Security Increase Next Year – But Your Medicare Part B Costs Will Go Up

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[Update: The Medicare Part B premium and deductible increases discussed in the article below have been modified by the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.” See my blog post Medicare and Social Security Changes in New Budget Act for more information. JM] The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be no automatic increase in monthly […]