Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia.
Medicare and Medicaid Help
For Medicare recepients who are researching whether a specific procedure is covered, there is the Coverage Issues Manual. The manual addresses coverages issues for clinical trials, medical procedures, supplies, diagnostic services, prosthetic devices, and nursing services. Medicaid Expansion State by State discussion provided by Coverage Counts Many low-income adults could gain access to Medicaid “a state-based health program” through a provision in the Affordable Care Act health reform law. Each state determines who is eligible for health care under Medicaid; in most states, people who qualify must have a low income and be under the age of 18, pregnant or have specific diseases. The health reform law gives each state the option to expand Medicaid coverage and include all people who earn less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level; Currently, the costs of Medicaid coverage are split evenly between states and the federal government. Under the expansion, the federal government will reimburse at least 90 percent of states’ Medicaid costs. Medicare Primer This booklet is designed to familiarize individuals with the Medicare program with an emphasis on prescription coverage and utilization. The primer contains:
Contact Information and Websites of Organizations for Medicare
You have the option of downloading the data used by the Helpful Contacts tool onto your computer. The data will be downloadable as zipped Microsoft Access databases. Health policy researchers and the media primarily use this function. For information about contacts in a particular geographical area, you should use the Helpful Contacts tool instead of downloading the data.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (Ship), Medicare Claims Union County, Division Of Senior Affairs
• Do you have problems or questions regarding your health insurance? • How much insurance do you really need? • What can you do if Medicare denies payment for a claim? • Who do you call if you have questions about a claim? • What are the gaps in Medicare coverage? • Does Medicare pay for nursing home care? • What is the difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans? • What do you need to know before selecting a prescription drug plan?
West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families
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