Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare

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California Health Advocates: Medicare Policy, Advocacy and Education

Bonnie Burns, our Training and Policy Specialist, begins her 23rd term as one of the 20 appointed and funded consumer liaison representatives by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Ms. Burns spearheaded the standardization of Medicare supplemental insurance, known as Medigap and has provided numerous Congressional testimonies guiding the standardization of long-term care insurance and the policies for financing long-term care.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Supplemental, Advantage, and Part D Plans

Because of the significant amount of out-of-pocket payments required by traditional Medicare, a booming market of private-sector insurance products has grown up around the government programs. These Medicare-related insurance products are one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. health insurance industry overall. And they are the part of the market on which a smart consumer should focus his or her attention. Medicare Providers mission is to help seniors understand these products and provide tools assist in the decision making process.
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Medicare.gov Physician Compare Home

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Medicare Savings Programs

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Medicaid and the Medicare Savings Programs 2014

Applications for these programs may be obtained from the Medicaid office at the local (county) Department of Social Services. Or, you may print the application form from the link below. All applications for the Medicare Savings Program must be mailed to the local Department of Social Services where you live. The phone number and address for the local Department of Social Services may be found in the government pages of the telephone book.
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Medicare Savings Program (MSPs)

Disclaimer: The pages in this section contain external links that are not the responsibility nor under the control of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Neither CMS nor DHHS can attest to the accuracy, currency, or comprehensiveness of the information on any other site pages–such data are entirely the responsibility of the Webmaster of the site visited. Furthermore, CMS and DHHS do not endorse any commercial products or services that might be mentioned on these sites.
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Medicare Savings Programs Help Pay Medicare Costs for Qualified Low

To be eligible as a QMB, your income must be no more than slightly above the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG), or Federal Poverty Level (FPL). This figure is established each year by the federal government; in 2015, the poverty level is $11,770 per year for an individual and $15,930 per year for a married couple. These figures are somewhat higher in Alaska and Hawaii. It’s important to know, however, that certain amounts of income are not counted in determining QMB eligibility. Particularly if you are still working and most of your income comes from your earnings, you may be able to qualify as a QMB even if your total income is almost twice the FPG. QMB follows the SSI guidelines for countable income, which means roughly half of your income from work is not counted. If, after applying these rules, the figure you arrive at is anywhere close to the QMB qualifying limit ($1001 in monthly countable income in 2015), it is worth applying for it.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Lower costs with assignment

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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.
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Cost Report Data provides hospital financial information from Medicare cost reports filed by hospitals and contained in the CMS HCRIS file

CostReportData.com provides online Medicare cost report data to healthcare financial and reimbursement professionals. Our database of more than 6,000 hospitals is built from Medicare cost report information obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Information is presented in familiar worksheet formats that can be viewed online, printed, and downloaded in Excel or pdf formats. Pricing is economical … whether you need data on a just few hospitals or unlimited access throughout the year. Use the site for free to look up a hospital and see the periods and worksheets available.  Click on Single Cost Reports to test drive and see how easy it is to have all cost reports since FY 1996 at your fingertips.
Source: costreportdata.com

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

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MBS service statistics broken down by Commonwealth Electoral Division (CED) are available in the PDF files below. File 1 details Medicare Safety Net statistics for the 2010 calendar year of service by CED and File 2 details Medicare Bulk Billing statistics for the 2010 – 11 financial year of processing by CED. It is important that you read all notes on these files.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Hospital Compare Quality of Care

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Medicare.gov Physician Compare Home

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Atlanta Georgia Elder Law Attorney Medicare Medicaid Nursing Home Care Lawyer, Ira M. Leff, Attorney at Law

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Since 1989, my practice has concentrated in the area of elder law.  I work with families who are facing the likelihood of having to pay the high cost of long-term care and they do not have sufficient funds or insurance to cover that cost.  I assist the families with incapacity planning (powers of attorney and advance health care directives); estate planning (wills and trusts); retirement planning; Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, health insurance, pharmaceutical insurance and long-term care insurance; Veteran’s Benefits; housing options; and nursing home malpractice.
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Georgia Department of Community Health

ATLANTA (August 14, 2014) – The Board of Community Health today voted to approve the 2015 member contribution rates and plan designs for the Georgia Department of Community Health’s State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), providing more choice in plan option
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Supplemental Insurance

Finding the best Medicare Supplemental insurance, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D has gotten more complicated nearly every year. In 2010 Medicare Supplement Insurance added 2 new plans Medigap plan N and Medigap Plan M. At the same time they eliminated several other Medicare Supplement options. Medicare Advantage insurance plans redefine benefits and premiums every year. And, with future Medicare subsidies uncertain due to changing regulation from healthcare reform who can keep up. For many individuals Medicare Supplement Insurance is becoming the best option. Unfortunately, comparing Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan premiums (Medigap) and Medicare Advantage plans can be a time consuming endeavor. Our highly trained insurance advisors can explain all of your supplemental Insurance options, and assist in finding the best Medicare supplement and Medicare Part D combination that best fits your specific needs. With all the options affecting Supplement insurance and Part D it makes sense to have an expert assist you through the maze.
Source: mysenioradvisorsgroup.com

Georgia Nursing Homes; Directory of Georgia Rehab and Convalescent Homes

359 Georgia Nursing Homes and rehabilitation, convalescent facilities listed in the Compare Nursing Homes database at www. medicare.gov. We do not sell, endorse or recommend any service, product or particular facility.
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Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

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Medicare Advantage insurance is offered by private insurance companies with a Medicare contract, and replaces Original Medicare Part A and Part B. You must continue to pay your Part B premiums. Medicare Advantage plans typically offer additional benefit options and have less cost-sharing than Original Medicare, and you may have to pay a monthly premium in return for the extra benefits. Medicare Advantage plans come in a variety of formats, such as HMO, PPO and PFFS plans, as well as special needs plans. Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare Advantage plans if they have Medicare Part A and Part B, but only during designated enrollment periods. These enrollment periods change from time-to-time, so please call us to get the most-up-to-date information.
Source: medicaresolutions.com

Medicare Insurance – Compare Medicare Plans with HealthCompare

You may have looked at your calendar with apprehension as October 15 neared, but there is more to Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) than a complicated process of comparing health care coverage options.  Instead, the AEP can be viewed as an exciting opportunity that allows you to embrace your changing needs and preferences and find the health care coverage solutions that are right for you. The AEP is usually the only time of the year during which you can make changes to your current Medicare health care coverage, but there are more ways than ever to get the information you need, and, in some areas, more options for you to choose from.
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Medicare Plan Finder for Health, Prescription Drug and Medigap plans

Between January 1–February 14, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare. If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you will have until February 14 to also join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to add drug coverage. Your coverage will begin the first day of the month after the plan gets your enrollment form.
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Compare Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans and Rates in Your Area

"Times have changed since my mother had an AARP J plan and I was totally confused by the options available. Stan walked me through the process in a very educational, methodical, friendly way, and I feel secure now that we’re making the correct decision to provide the best possible coverage for my husband." – Pat K.
Source: medigap360.com

Medicare.gov Physician Compare Home

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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Supplement Comparison Chart

Although there are several plans to choose from, comparing and contrasting Medicare Supplement Plans (also called Medigap) is relatively simple. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has designed all Medicare Supplement Plans currently available. There are a total of 10 plans, and they are set up in a letter system ranging from “Plan A” to “Plan N”. All 10 Medigap plans are “Standardized”, meaning if you compared one particular letter plan, with another plan of the same letter offered by a different insurance company, the benefits would be identical. The only difference between companies is the price they charge.
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Compare All Medicare Plan Options

Coverage is available to residents of the service area and separately issued by one of the following plans: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa,* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota,* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana,* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska,* Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota,* Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota,* Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.*
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Compare Medicare Advantage Plans in 2015

The Kaiser Family Foundation also says that plans and costs are bound to differ wildly in different areas of the country or even regions of the same state. Available plans and premiums can differ when you cross a ZIP code boundary or into a new county. The key is to find different options in your local area and select the one that suits your needs and budget the best. Your own right choice will depend upon the premium, options available in your town or city, the network of medical providers, covered benefits and benefit amounts, and the potential for out of pocket costs.
Source: medicareadvantageplans2015.net

Compare Medicare Supplement Plans

For Texas residents. If a checkmark appears in a column of this Medicare Supplement chart, the Medigap policy covers 100% of the described medicare benefit. If a column lists a percentage, the medicare supplement policy covers that percentage of the described medicare benefit. If a column is blank, the medicare supplement insurance policy doesn’t cover that benefit.
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Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

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Medicare Advantage insurance is offered by private insurance companies with a Medicare contract, and replaces Original Medicare Part A and Part B. You must continue to pay your Part B premiums. Medicare Advantage plans typically offer additional benefit options and have less cost-sharing than Original Medicare, and you may have to pay a monthly premium in return for the extra benefits. Medicare Advantage plans come in a variety of formats, such as HMO, PPO and PFFS plans, as well as special needs plans. Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare Advantage plans if they have Medicare Part A and Part B, but only during designated enrollment periods. These enrollment periods change from time-to-time, so please call us to get the most-up-to-date information.
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What’s Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?

Some Medigap policies also offer coverage for services that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, like medical care when you travel outside the U.S. If you have Original Medicare and you buy a Medigap policy, Medicare will pay its share of the Medicare-approved amount for covered health care costs. Then your Medigap policy pays its share.
Source: medicare.gov

Medicare Supplemental Insurance

Finding the best Medicare Supplemental insurance, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D has gotten more complicated nearly every year. In 2010 Medicare Supplement Insurance added 2 new plans Medigap plan N and Medigap Plan M. At the same time they eliminated several other Medicare Supplement options. Medicare Advantage insurance plans redefine benefits and premiums every year. And, with future Medicare subsidies uncertain due to changing regulation from healthcare reform who can keep up. For many individuals Medicare Supplement Insurance is becoming the best option. Unfortunately, comparing Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan premiums (Medigap) and Medicare Advantage plans can be a time consuming endeavor. Our highly trained insurance advisors can explain all of your supplemental Insurance options, and assist in finding the best Medicare supplement and Medicare Part D combination that best fits your specific needs. With all the options affecting Supplement insurance and Part D it makes sense to have an expert assist you through the maze.
Source: mysenioradvisorsgroup.com

Medicare Supplements, Life Insurance, Final Expense, Long Term Care

Whether you are new to Medicare, or you have been on Medicare for some time, and you are shopping plans you are probably facing tough decisions on choosing a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan. There are a lot of different companies that offer plans and prices vary from company to company. Making the right choice is very important and is not as hard as you may think. What most people don

Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Mississippi Division of Medicaid

Family planning waiver renewal changes Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Division of Medicaid’s Family Planning Waiver (FPW) was renewed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The FPW renewal stipulates that coverage …Read More →
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Medicare Expert Patricia Barry, Ask Ms. Medicare

Eligibility Learn about how you can qualify for health coverage under Medicare. Enrollment Learn about when and how to sign up for Medicare according to your circumstances. Disenrollment Learn about how to opt out of Medicare if you are already enrolled. Out of Pocket Expenses Learn about your share of Medicare costs. Medical Coverage (Part A and Part B) Learn about medical services covered under Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (outpatient insurance). Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) Learn about how Medicare’s prescription drug program works. Medicare Private Health Plans Learn about the Medicare Advantage program, an alternative way of receiving Medicare benefits. Sources of Information and Help Learn about how to find personal help on Medicare issues.
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Find Mississippi Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D Prescription Coverage

Unless you have an exemption, the Affordable Care Act now requires all citizens to carry health insurance. Subsidies are available for those individuals with low incomes. The subsidies will lower the premium and the deductibles. You must buy the insurance through healthcare.gov to be eligible for the subsidy. There are tax penalties for those who do not comply with the law. For more information and to see if you qualify for a subsidy, call us at 1-877-290-4200 or visit our Major Medical Page.
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Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

Medicare Advantage insurance is offered by private insurance companies with a Medicare contract, and replaces Original Medicare Part A and Part B. You must continue to pay your Part B premiums. Medicare Advantage plans typically offer additional benefit options and have less cost-sharing than Original Medicare, and you may have to pay a monthly premium in return for the extra benefits. Medicare Advantage plans come in a variety of formats, such as HMO, PPO and PFFS plans, as well as special needs plans. Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare Advantage plans if they have Medicare Part A and Part B, but only during designated enrollment periods. These enrollment periods change from time-to-time, so please call us to get the most-up-to-date information.
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Medicare Options for People With Less Work Experience

The amount you pay for the Part A premium in 2014 is $234 a month (if you have 30 to 39 work credits) or $426 a month (if you have fewer than 30 work credits). These amounts usually change a little each year. If you continue working until you’ve earned 40 credits (about 10 years’ work in total), you’ll no longer be required to pay Part A premiums. If you buy Part A, you must also enroll in Part B. But you can enroll in Part B without having Part A. You can get Part D prescription drug coverage if you’re enrolled in Part A or Part B.  To join a private Medicare Advantage plan or to buy Medigap supplemental insurance, you must have Part A and Part B. It’s important to know that if you don’t enroll in Part B when you’re supposed to, you risk having to pay a permanent late penalty when you finally sign up, even if you haven’t worked long enough to qualify for Part A without paying a premium for it. (Related article: “Can You Be Penalized for Not Enrolling in Medicare?”) Patricia Barry is a senior editor for AARP Integrated Media and the author of “Medicare For Dummies” (Wiley/AARP, October 2013)
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Different types of Medicare Advantage Plans

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