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

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Source: medicare.gov

Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Kentucky Medicaid provides partial financial assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles, or coinsurance – through the Medicare Savings Program (i.e., Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries, Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries, and Qualifying Individuals) – to certain low income Medicare beneficiaries who are not entitled to the full Medicaid benefit package.
Source: ky.gov

Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services

- Effective Date of Service (DOS) Jan. 1, 2011, Physicians performing in-office placement of Essure will be reimbursed for A4264 at a rate of $1400 for Place of Service (POS) 11 (office). Physicians can continue to bill 58565 for the placement of the product and payment will remain at $338.62. These two codes must be billed on the same DOS and supporting documentation retained in the patient’s chart for placement of product. Prior Authorization will continue to be required. If 58565 is billed with Place of Service (POS) 22, the payment for the profession fee will be $338.62.
Source: ky.gov

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Government

Services that this commission provides include: committee staffing, bill drafting, oversight of the state budget and educational reform, production of educational materials, maintenance of a reference library and Internet site, and the preparation and printing of research reports, informational bulletins and a legislative newspaper.
Source: kentucky.gov

Wisconsin Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled

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The insurance company, Anthem, announced February 4, 2015, that its database had been hacked, exposing personal data on as many as 80 million records for current and former members and employees. This security breach may affect some Wisconsin Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members. For more information, members should access a letter from the president and CEO of Anthem and a list of frequently asked questions.
Source: wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Health Insurance Plans

Medicare.gov, evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS MedicareRx Plan) is a PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in WPS MedicareRx Plan depends on contract renewal. CMS Accepted. S5753_26599_021_1406
Source: wpsic.com

Wisconsin Disability Determination Bureau

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) (exit DHS) Social Security Disability programs include monetary and medical benefits for people who are found to be disabled. There are several benefit programs offered through Social Security. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available for persons who have worked and gained coverage by contributing to the Social Security Trust Fund through taxes on their earnings. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available for persons who may not have earned coverage through work, but have limited income and resources. Disability benefits are also available to widows, widowers, and children of deceased workers and to children of workers who are currently receiving some type of Social Security benefit.
Source: wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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

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J5 MAC Part B Provider Home Page

Applicable FARSDFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use. This product includes CPT which is commercial technical data and/or computer data bases and/or commercial computer software and/or commercial computer software documentation, as applicable which were developed exclusively at private expense by the American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654. U.S. Government rights to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose these technical data and/or computer data bases and/or computer software and/or computer software documentation are subject to the limited rights restrictions of DFARS 252.227-7015(b)(2) (November 1995) and/or subject to the restrictions of DFARS 227.7202-1(a) (June 1995) and DFARS 227.7202-3(a) (June 1995), as applicable for U.S. Department of Defense procurements and the limited rights restrictions of FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987) and/or subject to the restricted rights provisions of FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987) and FAR 52.227-19 (June 1987), as applicable, and any applicable agency FAR Supplements, for non-Department of Defense Federal procurements.
Source: wpsmedicare.com

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

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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.
Source: socialsecurity.gov

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

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Source: medicare.gov

Why Medicare Advantage costs taxpayers billions more than it should

Since 2004, the government has paid Medicare Advantage plans using a complex tool called a risk score. The idea is to pay higher rates for sicker patients and less for those in good health. But over the past decade, officials have struggled to control sharp increases in risk scores that have cost taxpayers billions of dollars. The industry says higher scores result from sicker patients and more thorough documentation of their health. Critics dispute that and want the government to make public more billing records that would help determine if health plans are being paid too much. This graphic plots changes in risk scores at more than 5,700 health plans in 3,000 counties nationwide between 2007 and 2011.
Source: publicintegrity.org

Medicare Administrative Costs Are Higher, Not Lower, Than for Private Insurance

When administrative costs are compared on a per-person basis, the picture changes. In 2005, Medicare’s administrative costs were $509 per primary beneficiary, compared to private-sector administrative costs of $453. In the years from 2000 to 2005, Medicare’s administrative costs per beneficiary were consistently higher than that for private insurance, ranging from 5 to 48 percent higher, depending on the year (see Table 1). This is despite the fact that private-sector "administrative" costs include state health insurance premium taxes of up to 4 percent (averaging around 2 percent, depending on the state)–an expense from which Medicare is exempt–as well as the cost of non-claim health care expenses, such as disease management and on-call nurse consultation services.
Source: heritage.org

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

When & how to sign up for Part A & Part B

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

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Florida Department of Children and Families

This may result in fines of up to $250,000, a prison term or both, if you are convicted of public assistance fraud. In addition you will not be able to get benefits for 12 months the first time, 24 months the second time, and permanently the third time that you provide false or inaccurate information.
Source: myflorida.com

2015 Medicare Co Pays for Nursing Home Care

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Second Circuit Court of Appeals rules on Barrows v. Burwell Outpatient Status case The Appeals Court has ordered more discovery, to find out how hospitals are deciding to place patients on observation status. The Appeals Court decided that the hospital patients have made a viable claim (a question of fact rather than law) that the outpatient classification decision is not discretionary, but rather made through “rote application of commercially available screening tools” with increased pressure from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. If the decisions are not medical judgments being made by individual physicians, the patients may have a property interest in their Medicare benefits paying for their continuing care in nursing homes. This distinction is important, the court noted, because people have a right to due process when the distribution of Medicare benefits is required by "a defined administrative outcome.” Connecticut Court opinion that had dismissed the case.
Source: masshealthhelp.com

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

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Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

Medicare supplement plans (or Medigap plans) offer benefits in addition to the benefits offered by traditional Medicare Parts A and B, and they are offered by private insurance companies. There are several different types of Medicare supplement plans available, including Plan A, Plan C, Plan F, Plan M and Plan N. Medicare supplement plans and Medicare Advantage plans are not complementary, so it is important to understand which type of policy makes the most sense for you. Our Medicare agents are standing by to walk you through a comparison of the costs and benefits of each type of plan, and to help you choose a Medicare supplement plan that best meets your needs.
Source: medicaresolutions.com

Nebraska DHHS: Medicaid & Medicare

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Source: ne.gov

Coventry Medicare: Advantra (HMO/PPO)

Whether you are an employer, health care provider, interested in enrolling, or already a member, our goal is to provide you with valuable and convenient online resources and information. Come explore the ways in which we can help you take charge of your Medicare Advantage coverage.
Source: coventryhealthcare.com

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

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Nebraska DHHS: Licensing & Regulatory Affairs: Long Term Care Section: Long Term Care Facilities: Medicare/Medicaid Certification

The information on this page will be updated as new material becomes available. Please check back frequently to remain updated on QIS implementation in Nebraska. For information regarding participation in the Medicare/Medicaid Program, contact the Long Term Care Facilities Section at (402) 471-3324.
Source: ne.gov

Nebraska Department of Insurance

The state of Nebraska is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework which is a highly coordinated state-based national system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace. Through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), U.S. insurance regulators establish national standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews and coordinate their regulatory oversight to better protect the interests of consumers while ensuring a strong, viable insurance marketplace. U.S. insurance regulators also participate in the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) along with the NAIC by participating in all of its major standard setting initiatives, including working with fellow regulators from around the world to better supervise cross-border insurers, identifying systemic risk in the insurance sector, and creating international best practices.
Source: nebraska.gov

Coventry Health Care of Nebraska: Home

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to you. View important health care reform information on our corporate site. For existing members, to obtain the terms of your policy or a copy of your plan document, please contact us at the number located on the back of your member ID card. If you are not an existing member, for additional information on the terms of the policy or a copy of the plan document, please contact us using the appropriate number.
Source: coventryhealthcare.com

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

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Wisconsin Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Health Insurance Plans

Medicare.gov, evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS MedicareRx Plan) is a PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in WPS MedicareRx Plan depends on contract renewal. CMS Accepted. S5753_26599_021_1406
Source: wpsic.com

Medicare.gov Supplier Directory

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Wisconsin Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled

The insurance company, Anthem, announced February 4, 2015, that its database had been hacked, exposing personal data on as many as 80 million records for current and former members and employees. This security breach may affect some Wisconsin Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members. For more information, members should access a letter from the president and CEO of Anthem and a list of frequently asked questions.
Source: wisconsin.gov

Medicare Advantage Dental, Medicare Advantage Dental Plan

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Aetna Medicare is an HMO/PPO/PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Aetna Medicare depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.
Source: aetnamedicare.com

Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

Medicare supplement plans (or Medigap plans) offer benefits in addition to the benefits offered by traditional Medicare Parts A and B, and they are offered by private insurance companies. There are several different types of Medicare supplement plans available, including Plan A, Plan C, Plan F, Plan M and Plan N. Medicare supplement plans and Medicare Advantage plans are not complementary, so it is important to understand which type of policy makes the most sense for you. Our Medicare agents are standing by to walk you through a comparison of the costs and benefits of each type of plan, and to help you choose a Medicare supplement plan that best meets your needs.
Source: medicaresolutions.com

Dental Insurance, Individual Vision Plan, Senior, Medicare Supplement

MWG Insurance Mall is the premier health insurance site online. Here, you’ll find great support in your search for Medicare supplemental insurance, dental insurance, and many other types of coverage. We strive to make our site as accessible as possible. Find a solution for your health insurance needs by relying on us to find the perfect senior life insurance plan, vision plan, or dental coverage. If you require further guidance, reach out to us.
Source: mwginsurancemall.com

Michigan Medicare Health Insurance Plans

Medicare is a health insurance program run by the government for people age 65 and older, and for people under 65 with certain disabilities. Understanding more about Medicare will make it easier to choose the right plan. Our Medicare 101 section has resources to help you do that.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Cigna Medicare Supplement Plans

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Cigna and its predecessor companies have been in business since 1792 when a group of citizens in Philadelphia formed the Insurance Company of North America. Today, Cigna is dedicated to growing within the Medicare market and has introduced Medicare Supplement Plans in many different states.
Source: medicaresupplementshop.com

CIGNA Medicare Supplemental Insurance

There are many different CIGNA Medicare plans that seniors can choose from in their quest for the best type of health insurance. For those who may need prescription drug coverage, these benefits can be acquired via a few different CIGNA plans such as CIGNA Medicare Access Plus Rx and CIGNATURE Rx to name two of the main types. No matter what seniors are searching for with regard to Medicare health plans they are sure to find the answer with CIGNA Medicare.
Source: seniors-health-insurance.com

Cigna Medicare Advantage, Supplement & Prescription Drug Plans 2014

DISCLAIMER: This website is for informational and educational purpose only. The information may be incorrect or may have changed, limitations and restrictions may apply. It is not a complete listing of plans and plans may not be available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE or consult www.medicare.gov. This is not a solicitation of insurance and we are not affiliated with any insurance company. The information provided in this post was taken from the official Cigna Medicare website. It is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description of plans or benefits at the time of this post. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply, and benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may have changed since this post was published. Please visit the official website for current plans and details.
Source: medicareadvantagesupplementplans.com

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

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