Going Home from the Hospital: The Fast Appeal

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You are notified that you will be discharged from the hospital this afternoon. But you are concerned that your discharge is taking place too soon. You think you need additional in-patient care in the hospital. What can you do? Can you stop your scheduled discharge? Hospital discharges don’t always take place at the ideal time. […]

Relief from Medicare Part B Late Enrollment Penalties

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Medicare to Provide Relief for Late Medicare Part B Enrollment Penalties in Certain Circumstances Many Americans who enroll in Medicare Part A mistakenly think that because they have a Marketplace Insurance plan, they do not need to enroll in Medicare Part B. Unfortunately, enrolling in Medicare Part B late can result in late-enrollment penalties. These […]

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 […]