Private Health Insurance, Individual, Group, Family Healthcare

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International Health Insurance & Health Cover from Bupa Global

Worldwide Travel Options travel insurance can give you and your family 100% of eligible cover for hospitalisation and includes 24-hour access to our expert Medical Centre. *See full terms and conditions of 5% discount offer
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Bupa: Consultant and Facilities Finder

The information contained on Finder is submitted by consultants, therapists and facilities, and is declared by these third parties to be correct and compliant with the standards and codes of conduct specified by their relevant regulatory body. Bupa cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the information provided. You can find out more about the data and information on Finder and our website terms of use here.
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International Health Insurance for Business

 At Bupa we have been looking after the health insurance needs of individuals and groups since 1947. And as an international business we have become famous for helping millions of people to live healthier, happier and more productive lives. We now have offices and working relationships with local businesses in various locations throughout the world and a global brand that is associated with great healthcare.
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Medicare & Cost of Hospice

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VITAS hospice patients who meet those qualifications will have their hospice care covered by Medicare. For care unrelated to a patient’s terminal illness, Medicare and Medicaid continue to provide their usual benefits. Since each private insurance company has its own policies regarding hospice coverage, VITAS can contact the patient’s insurer to ask about coverage provided. However, VITAS is committed to admitting and caring for all hospice-appropriate patients who are referred to us, regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay.
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Medicare Part B: Doctor Costs and Lab Tests

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Preventive services. Medicare Part B helps pay for a number of tests, screenings, vaccinations, and a one-time physical exam to help you stay healthy. Many of these services are available at no cost at the time of the visit. Part B also covers screening and counseling for alcohol use (for people who are not considered alcoholic), obesity screening and counseling, screening for depression, sexually transmitted infections screening and counseling, and cardiovascular behavioral counseling.
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Medicare Plans & Coverage: Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D

Medicare is a federal insurance program that covers hospitalization expenses as well as doctor and medical expenses. To be eligible for Medicare, one must be an American citizen 65 years or older, or younger with a qualifying disability.
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Medicare Part B outpatient medical insurance

Medicare Part B provides patients with medically necessary outpatient health care. Part B fills in some of Part A’s gaps by providing coverage for doctors in an outpatient setting as well as for approved medical equipment and supplies when necessary. Physician services, nursing services, vaccinations, cardiovascular and diabetes screenings, lab services, and other preventative services can all be covered by Part B. Routine physical exams are not covered by Part B.Medicare Part B will not pay for cosmetic surgery, custodial care, prescription drugs, dental care, or vision care, as well as other services.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare CPT Coding Rules for Audiology Services

Untimed CPT codes represent “typical” visit lengths or times to conduct a typical test unless the time is specified in the CPT descriptor. For significantly atypical procedures, a “-22″modifier can be used to indicate that the work is substantially greater than typically required and a “-52″modifier for an abbreviated procedure. Modifier “-22″ should not be used frequently because the Medicare contractor could make the determination that the procedure reflects typical service delivery. For claims with the “-22″ modifier a description of the need for extended services should accompany the claim. Modifier “-59″ is used to establish one procedure as distinct from another procedure billed on the same day.
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EmblemHealth: Family & Individual Health Insurance Plans In New York

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To view this Web site, you need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Don’t worry — you can still sign in to the secure myEmblemHealth Web site or search for a doctor using the links below. If you need help registering for the secure site, please call Customer Service at the number on the back of your ID card.
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EmblemHealth: Medicare Coverage

All Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans agree to stay in the program for a full calendar year at a time. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Each year, plans can decide whether to continue to participate with Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. A plan may continue in their entire service area (geographic area where the plan accepts members) or choose to continue only in certain areas. Also, Medicare may decide to end a contract with a plan. Even if your Medicare Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan leaves the program, you will not lose Medicare coverage. If a plan decides not to continue for an additional calendar year, it must send you a letter at least 90 days before your coverage will end. The letter will explain your options for Medicare coverage in your area.
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U.S. Global Health Programs: Home

In the 24 countries where the U.S. Government focuses its maternal and child health efforts, the maternal mortality ratio decreased almost 25 percent from 420 per 100,000 in 2005 to 321 per 100,000 in 2013.
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Location of Medicare Offices

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If you are seeking office opening hours, the Department of Human Services Service Centre locator contains information updated weekly, a search function and maps. Please visit the Service Centre locator here: humanservices.findnearest.com.au
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Location of Medicare Offices

The data below is provided for application developers or those wishing to reuse the data for other purposes. It is important that application developers keep the data up to date with the current version available on this website.
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Medicare.gov Physician Compare Home

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SSA ODAR’s Hearing Office Locator

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) has* 10 regional offices, 168 hearing offices (including 6 satellite offices), 5 national hearing centers, and 2 national case assistance centers. There are almost 1,400 administrative law judges and approximately 7,000 support staff in the field organization. Additionally, administrative law judges may travel to other sites such as local Social Security offices to conduct hearings if needed.
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Social Security Administration

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For some claimants, this program is harder to receive than funds from RSDI. To warrant a processing time of anything more than a day and an immediate denial, certain specific criteria must be met, including citizenship status, having less than $2,000.00 in countable financial resources, or having countable income of less than $718.00 per month from any source. Disposal of a financial resource (i.e., a deliberate spend-down to fall under SSI resource ceilings) can prevent a person from receiving SSI benefits for a period up to 36 months. Every person with or without a Social Security Number is eligible to apply. But if a person does not meet any of the above criteria or is not a documented resident of the United States, his or her claim can only be taken on paper and will be immediately denied. Even documented residents with legal permanent resident status after August 1996 are immediately denied unless they meet some or all of the SSI criteria listed above.
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Social Security Benefits: How To Maximize Your Benefits

By Linda Stern WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – It is no surprise that as the baby boom approaches its Social Security years, it is turning the decision about when to start collecting benefits from an automatic move into a major planning and research opportunity. Having intensively looked into car seats and college admissions for their kids and tried to map out careers and 401(k) plans, boomers now will focus attention on squeezing Social Security for all it is worth. “Baby boomers are the first generation that isn’t going to put up with crappy advice,” says William Meyer, chief executive officer of Social Security Solutions Inc, one of a number of new companies selling Social Security strategic planning to future recipients. “They are the generation that demands more.” Meyers and his business partner, William Reichenstein, a chartered financial analyst and Baylor University professor, have spent several years writing technical papers for financial advisers about how their clients can optimize retirement benefits. There are a numbers of reasons why Social Security optimization is a new trend. The retirement program’s rules are complex, allowing for a variety of claiming strategies. The boomer generation is the first to have dual-income households for most of its working years, so spouses have more options for coordinating benefits. Members are being told to delay drawing on them as long as possible, even while many people are being forced into early retirement. And the Internet’s ability to present sophisticated analytics and optimizing algorithms makes these strategies a numbers game for anyone who wants to play. Companies like Meyer’s have jumped into that space. Other competitive sites include MaximizeMySocialSecurity.com — started by another longtime retirement analyst, Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University — and SocialSecurityChoices.com, founded by partners including Jeffrey B. Miller, an economist who has worked at the Social Security Administration. These companies all charge nominal amounts, between $20 and $40, to do a computerized analysis that will tell consumers what their best strategy is. AARP also has a free version on its website. They are all different, but they all point to the same conclusion: If you optimize your Social Security strategy you can save tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars over your retirement lifetime. Here’s how to approach that exercise: — Know the basic strategies. The longer you delay collecting Social Security (up until age 70) the bigger your monthly benefit will be. Married couples can tag-team, with one spouse claiming “spousal” benefits (equal to half the monthly check the other spouse would get) to delay his or her own benefit until it reaches its maximum, and then switching. Divorced couples who were married for at least 10 years can double down; each spouse is allowed to claim the other’s benefits for a few years before switching to the bigger benefit. Single people who delay benefits until age 70 can maximize their checks for the rest of their lives; it is a way to provide some longevity protection without buying an insurance policy. — Pay for the advice. The way Social Security benefits are calculated is nuanced, so it pays to get someone to do the math for you. Check these services to see which you like best. Not all cover all situations, such as divorce. You may find one easier to use or clearer. You could get reports from all four of the services mentioned here for under $100. That’s a small amount to pay if it will save you even a fraction of what they claim. — Life expectancy matters. The optimal strategy for a couple changes based on how long they will live. In one example, Social Security Choices says the 59-year-old wife and 61-year-old husband should coordinate their benefits jointly, with her starting them at 64, him claiming spousal benefits until he turns 70 and then taking his benefit — IF they expect average life expectancies of 82 (him) and 86 (her). That will be worth 10 percent more, or roughly $76,000 in today’s dollars, than if they both start claiming benefits at 62. But if that same couple expects to live longer than expected – the husband to 88 and the wife to 92, then they should wait until she is 66 to claim spousal benefits, and both partners should defer their own benefit start date until she is 69 and he is 70. That would earn them almost 15 percent in additional benefits, or $137,000 in today’s dollars. What should you do if you don’t know how long you will live? Unless you have enough medical conditions and family history to bet on a shorter life span, take the risk and prepare to live longer than expected. That’s the most efficient longevity protection you can get. — Other assets matter. It’s all well and fine for some calculator to tell you to optimize Social Security by not filing for it until you are 70. But how will you support yourself between 62 and 70 if you’re no longer working? The benefits of delaying coverage are so significant that pulling money out of your personal accounts to cover those years could be the best answer, says Miller. — Taxes matter too. If you have to withdraw all of your living expenses from a tax-deferred retirement account, that throws one more wrench into your plan, because you’ll have to pay income tax on your withdrawal.
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When & how to sign up for Part A & Part B

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When and How to Apply for Medicare

If you are not yet receiving Social Security benefits (or benefits from the Railroad Retirement system) you are eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months prior to the month you turn 65, but your enrollment will not happen automatically. You must call or apply online – details below. It is to your benefit to sign up for Medicare Part A as soon as you are eligible, even if you still have coverage through a group health plan.
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How to Apply Online For Social Security Retirement Benefits

Social Security offers an online retirement application that you can complete in as little as 15 minutes. It’s so easy. Better yet, you can apply from the comfort of your home or office at a time most convenient for you. There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative.
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How to Apply for a CLIA Certificate, Including International Laboratories

NOTE: If you have any questions regarding the completion of the CMS-116 form, contact the appropriate State Agency. You should also contact this State Agency for additional forms that may be necessary to complete the registration process or for any additional questions. For example, the state of California has additional licensure requirements that must be met as a prerequisite to CLIA certification and thus California applicants should contact their local State Agency at (213) 620-6160. Be sure to make contact with your State Agency to ensure that you have all the necessary information that is required for the application.
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Retirement Planner: How You Apply For Retirement Benefits or Medicare

If you are not getting Social Security and you are not ready to retire, you should still use our online retirement benefit application to sign up for just Medicare three months before your 65th birthday.  
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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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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Plan Finder for Health, Prescription Drug and Medigap plans

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Affordable Medicare Plans

Medicare-Plans.org makes it easy to save time and reduce your premiums by letting you compare all Medicare plans from providers like BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, United Healthcare, CIGNA, and more, in one place.
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Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred

In 2015, our HMO plans earned 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This rating combines the scores our plans received for the various medical and/or prescription drug services our plans offer.
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WellCare Health Plans, Inc : Home

WellCare Gives $2,500 to Hope House to Provide Telepsychiatric Behavioral Health Care for Women and Children in Augusta, Georgia Read more » WellCare Donates $10,000 to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence In Georgia Read more »
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NEBRASKA MEDICAID PROGRAM

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To apply for medical assistance, an application must be completed and given to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. For more information, contact your nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office; Or, you may download an application form and mail it to the nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office.
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Nebraska DHHS: Division of Medicaid & Long Term Care

The State Unit on Aging collaborates with public and private service providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated community-based services system that will assist individuals to live in a setting they choose and continue to be contributing members of their community. Nebraska’s aging network includes eight Area Agencies on Aging.
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