Medicare Part A Articles

  • Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?

    Home health care services and skilled therapy are covered by Medicare, but patients must meet 4 specific criteria in order to be eligible.

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  • Does Medicare Cover Stays in Skilled Nursing Facilities?

    Medicare pays for inpatient skilled nursing care, but only for a limited time and under certain circumstances. It is crucial to be aware of the complex rules for SNF coverage to avoid costly surprises.

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  • Does Medicare Pay for Hospice?

    Medicare may pay for hospice care, if a person has six months or less to live. Review these requirements that must be met to qualify for Medicare coverage for hospice care.

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  • The 4 Parts of Medicare

    A breakdown of the different parts of Medicare including what each part covers, its cost, and who qualifies - Medicare Part A, B, C, D.

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  • Helping A Loved One Enroll in Medicare: Where to Start?

    Understand the enrollment options and the basics of the Medicare system to save you and your family a great deal of money on healthcare costs.

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  • Learn Medicare's Benefits and Gaps to Pick the Best Plan

    Just like other health coverage, Medicare has terrific benefits, but it also has some gaps that caregivers and elderly parents should keep in mind.

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  • How Medicare Advantage Plans Work

    Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) are another way for seniors to receive Original Medicare and additional benefits like vision, dental and hearing coverage. Learn more to see if a Part C plan might be a good fit for you or your aging loved one.

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  • Medicare Savings Programs Help Seniors Pay Their Premiums

    Beneficiaries with limited income and resources may qualify for one of these programs to help pay Medicare premiums and other health care costs.

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  • Challenges Medicare Beneficiaries and Caregivers Face Each Year

    Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is the time of year when you can review your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug plan to make sure it’s still the best plan for you or your elderly parent. And, if it’s not, it’s the time of year to make a change.

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  • The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period Ends February 14

    The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) runs from January 1 through February 14 each year. During this window, seniors can switch to Original Medicare if they find their Advantage Plan doesn’t meet their needs.

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  • Who is Eligible for Medicare?

    "Am I eligible for Medicare?" "Can my mom or dad get Medicare?" These are common questions among caregivers, and unfortunately there is no easy answer. You must meet certain criteria to qualify.

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