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

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Medicare Information Office

Scammers are calling Medicare beneficiaries and telling them they need a new Medicare card. They ask for people’s Medicare numbers and banking information. They may have some already, which makes them sound convincing. DO NOT GIVE THIS INFO! Medicare will NEVER call you or stop by and ask for your personal information. Here is a flyer with more information you can print and post.
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Sell Insurance to the Senior Market

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Are you interested in becoming an independent insurance agent? New Horizons Insurance Marketing is your senior market sales leader for Medicare Supplements / Medigap, Life Insurance, Annuities, Long Term Care, Cancer Care and more. Get online insurance quotes, rates, contracting, forms, leads, insurance sales ideas and more at your fingertips.
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Costs for Medicare Advantage Plans

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If you’re in a Medicare plan, review the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC) your plan sends you each fall. The EOC gives you details about what the plan covers, how much you pay, and more. The ANOC includes any changes in coverage, costs, or service area that will be effective in January.
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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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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 Supplement Insurance and Plans

Medicare is the federal program the vast majority of Americans 65 and older depend on for their healthcare. People under 65 with disabilities and individuals with end-stage renal disease can also qualify. Medicare is commonly divided into four parts. Original Medicare Part A and Part B help pay costs for hospital care and medical expenses, respectively. Specifically, Part A pays for medically-necessary inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facility care after a hospital stay, certain home healthcare, and hospice care. Part A does not pay for private hospital rooms, surgery that is not deemed medically-necessary, most care received outside the United States, unskilled personal care, and a variety of other services. Part B, meanwhile, pays only 80% of most Medicare-covered medical costs. Deductible, copayment, and coinsurance costs associated with Original Medicare add up quickly for many people.
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UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plans

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A Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private insurance company that contracts with Medicare to provide Original Medicare (Parts A and  B) benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans can combine hospital, doctor and drug coverage in one plan, and may include extra benefits not offered by Original Medicare.
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AARP/UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Plan Rates in Washington

UnitedHealthcare offers the required Medicare Supplement Plan A at $95 per month, which is the lowest Plan A rate in the state. Plan B goes for $140.25 per month. Medigap Plan C is available for a monthly premium of $164.75. You can also get a Select Plan C in which you must choose your care providers from a network. This policy is available for $144.25 a month. The popular Plan F can be had at a monthly rate of $165.75. Alternatively, UnitedHealthcare features a Select Plan F, a managed-care version of Plan F, for $145.25 per month. Plan K is available for the low price of $58 per month, which is tied with the Premera Blue Cross high-deductible Plan F as the best price in Washington state for any Medigap plan. Medicare Supplement Plan L goes for a state-best $89.75 monthly premium. And finally, Plan N is available for $105.75, which happens to be the lowest price for that plan in Washington state.
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PA Best Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, Medigap Quotes

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In 1990, the Medicare Supplement Plans were standardized into 15 plans labeled Plan A through Plan L.  Then in June of 2010, the Medicare Supplement Plans were “Modernized” to streamline under utilized benefits.  Today, there are 10 plans labeled Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, Plan D, Plan F, Plan G, Plan K, Plan L, Plan M and Plan N.  All benefits have been standardized according to the plan letter.  So even if you live in a different county or state, Plan F in Exton, PA, Chester County, has the same benefits as Plan F in Pittsburgh, PA.  Plan F is standardized across all states.  Also the PA Mutual of Omaha Plan F has the same benefits as the PA AARP United Healthcare Plan F.  A key differentiator is not the premium that each company charges for their Plan F.  It is the financial stability of the insurer to maintain minimal increases each year with a contiuous stream of new business year after year. Talk to a Medicare Supplemental Advisor to discuss other important factors in selecting a health care company and Plan in your area.  Other providers of Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans include AARP, Mutual of Omaha, Gerber Life, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Security Medicare, BlueCare Security, Independence Blue Cross, MedigapSecurity, Assured Life, New Era Life and Genworth. 
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2015 Pennsylvania Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Highlights www.Q1Medicare.com

Coverage Gap the Donut Hole: In the CMS Standard Plan, the beneficiary must pay the next $3720 in drug costs (the Donut Hole). The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2015, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 35% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 55% discount in the coverage gap. The Gap Coverage Types discussed in this section are in addition to the Healthcare Reform mandated discounts. In our chart, you will see one of the following:
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Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage Plans with Part D (Prescription Drug) Coverage

The plans below offer Medicare Advantage and Part D coverage to Pennsylvania residents. Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, are alternatives to original Medicare. These plans help cover the costs of services provided by hospitals, doctors, lab tests and some preventive screenings. These plans’ Part D component helps cover prescription drugs. Even if a plan’s monthly premium is $0, you would still pay the equivalent of the original Medicare premium. Not all plans shown here will be available to you; enter your zip code to see plans in your area. You can read about whether Medicare Advantage is right for you. If you only want plans with drug coverage, browse Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans.
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Coventry Medicare: Advantra (HMO/PPO)

Whether you are an employer, health care provider, someone interested in enrolling, or already a current 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.
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Medicare Supplemental Insurance PA

This chart gives you a quick look at the standardized Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans A through N and their benefits. Every insurance company must make Medicare Supplemental Insurance "Plan A" available if they offer any other Medicare Supplement insurance policy. Not all types of Medicare Supplemental Insurance policies are offered by all companies and some Medicare Supplemental Insurance policies may not be available in your state. For More information see complete CMS Guide to choosing a Medigap Policy.
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Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap Plans) and other Medicare / Health Insurance Plans

A Medicare Supplement plan is a health insurance policy sold by private insurance companies in your state. It provides additional protection for what is not covered by Original Medicare. This insurance is specifically designed to fill the “gaps” in Medicare Part A and Part B coverage.
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Find a 2015 PA Medicare Part D Plan

- Cost Sharing – These figures apply to the initial coverage phase of your plan. This is the phase after the initial deductible has been met and before you reach the Coverage Gap (Donut Hole). Plans often cover drugs in “tiers”. Tiers are specific to the list of drugs covered by the plan. Plans may have several tiers, and the copay for a drug depends on which tier the drug is in. Plans can form their own tiers, so you should contact the plan or reference it’s summary of benefits to find out what copays and limitations are associated with each tier. These cost sharing figures DO NOT necessarily apply to the Coverage Gap. The plan may have a separate copay/coinsurance for the same drug while in the Coverage Gap. (Search Tip: If you would like to reduce the plans shown to just plans that have a tier 1 (Generics) co-pay of up to a certain value (ex: $0 co-pay), enter the value (ex: 0) in the “Max. Co-pay Tier 1 (Generics)” field.)
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Medicare Set Aside Services

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Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Arrangements

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Summary of Medicare Benefits and Cost

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The chart below is a comprehensive list of Medicare Part A and B costs, including premiums, deductibles and coinsurance. Medicare supplemental insurance, known as Medigap, can help cover some of the gaps in coverage and pay for part or all of Medicare’s coinsurance and deductibles, depending on the policy. Some Medicare Advantage (MA) plans may also help cover these costs. See Medigap: Medicare Supplemental Insurance and Medicare Advantage for more information.
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How to Reform Medicare: First Stage to Fix the Current Program

[5]The significant differences in official long-term projections, including projections of the program’s unfunded liability, reflect the differences in agency assumptions, particularly about the likelihood of the continuation of current law. The Medicare Trustees and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) are required to make projections under current law, which assumes, for example, that the large Medicare Part A payment reductions are sustainable and that the projected 29.4 percent reduction in Medicare physician payment will be implemented in 2012. The Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) makes projections based on the premise that key elements of current law are simply “unworkable.” See John D. Shatto and M. Kent Clemens, “Projected Medicare Expenditures Under an Illustrative Scenario with Alternative Payment Updates to Medicare Providers,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, May 13, 2011, at https://www.cms.gov/ReportsTrustFunds/downloads/2010TRAlternativeScenario.pdf (September 19, 2011).
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2010 Medicare Part B Fee Schedules (January 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010)

On May 10, 2010 CMS released revised physician payment files to Medicare Contractors necessary to reflect changes to payments as a result of the CY 2010 correction notice published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2010 and changes resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.  This fee schedule also reflects the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010, the Temporary Extension Act of 2010, and the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 which have provided for a zero percent update to the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and is effective for claims with dates of service from January 1, 2010 through May 31, 2010.  Instructions regarding the reprocessing of claims paid prior to the implementation of the revised files is forthcoming from CMS.
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Medicare Facts, information, pictures

Medicare is organized into parts A through D, each of which corresponds to a different service type with a different financing scheme. Part A is a program of inpatient hospital insurance available to all Medicare beneficiaries; there is no premium, although beneficiaries are required to pay deductibles and co-payments when they use covered services. Part A is financed through a payroll tax of 2.9 percent, paid half by employers and half by employees. Part B provides coverage for outpatient services, including physician visits, therapies, and laboratory tests. Enrollment is voluntary, and beneficiaries pay a monthly premium for coverage and deductibles and co-payments at the point of service. Part B is financed through premiums and general tax revenues. Part C concerns itself with managed care plans. Part D, passed in 2003, represents the largest expansion of Medicare benefits since 1965; as of January 1, 2006, it covers some of the cost of prescription drugs for beneficiaries who enroll. In a departure from earlier Medicare policy, enrollees receive Part D benefits through private insurance plans that offer coverage for different drugs (within limits set by the government) at different premium amounts. Like Part B, Part D is financed through premiums and general revenue funds. Medicare beneficiaries may also purchase private supplementary, or Medigap, insurance policies to cover deductibles, co-payments, and uncovered services.
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What is Medicare? What is Medicaid?

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Medicare Part A, or Hospital Insurance (HI), helps pay for hospital stays, which includes meals, supplies, testing, and a semi-private room. This part also pays for home health care such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy that is provided on a part-time basis and deemed medically necessary. Care in a skilled nursing facility as well as certain medical equipment for the aged and disabled such as walkers and wheelchairs are also covered by Part A. Part A is generally available without having to pay a monthly premium since payroll taxes are used to cover these costs.
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Medicare and Medicaid: What's the Difference?

Costs to Consumer: You must pay a yearly deductible for both Medicare Part A and Part B, and make hefty copayments for extended hospital stays. Under Part B, you must pay the 20% of doctors’ bills Medicare does not pay, and sometimes up to 15% more. Part B also charges a monthly premium. Under Part D, you must pay a monthly premium, a deductible, copayments, and all of your prescription drug costs over a certain yearly amount and up to a ceiling amount, unless you qualify for a low-income subsidy.
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards. In addition to these programs, CMS has other responsibilities, including the administrative simplification standards from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), quality standards in long-term care facilities (more commonly referred to as nursing homes) through its survey and certification process, clinical laboratory quality standards under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and oversight of HealthCare.gov.
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Medicare and Medicaid Facts, information, pictures

Medicare, by contrast, was a federally administered, contributory, social insurance program, provided to Americans, rich and poor alike, aged sixty-five and over as a right they had purportedly earned through the earmarked social security hospital insurance taxes paid by their employers and themselves over their working lives. The AMA and other Medicare opponents sought to limit the government’s role by proposing a last-ditch alternative of government-subsidized voluntary private insurance for needy seniors. This “eldercare” plan, they noted, would cover a wider range of medical services, including doctor bills, than the original Medicare bill. The rural Arkansas Democrat Wilbur Mills, the powerful and previously obstructive chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, cannily adapted this alternative into a new Part B of Medicare. Thus Medicare Part A, financed by payroll taxes on employers and employees, reimbursed recipients for ninety days of hospital care per single “spell of illness” and another hundred days of posthospitalization nursing home care plus additional home nursing visits. Part B, “Supplementary Medical Insurance, ” offered Medicare recipients a voluntary government insurance program that combined monthly premiums deducted from social security checks with even more substantial subsidies from federal general-revenue funds to pay for doctor visits, ambulance charges, and certain lab tests (though significantly not out-of-hospital prescription drugs, which eat up a sizable share of the out-of-pocket medical expenses that have long required more than a fifth of the annual incomes of Medicare beneficiaries).
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J5 MAC Part B Provider Home Page

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Coventry Medicare: KS, MO, AR, OK Plans

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.
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Kansas Senior Medicare Patrol

The Kansas Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a statewide project designed to reduce Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste or abuse. Through education, outreach, one-on-one assistance and problem resolution, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are educated and counseled on how to protect themselves and identify and report scams and healthcare fraud or abuse. The Kansas SMP trains volunteers to assist with educating consumers. For SMP Additional Resources, click here. You can also find a list of Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here. Other helpful publications can be found under Senior Medicare Patrol on the Publications and Reports page.
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Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) is a free program offering Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained, community volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHICK provides you with many resources that will help you with your questions about Medicare.
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Kansas Health Information Management Association

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 101,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge," a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training. 
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What is Medicare? What is Medicaid?

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Medicare Part A, or Hospital Insurance (HI), helps pay for hospital stays, which includes meals, supplies, testing, and a semi-private room. This part also pays for home health care such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy that is provided on a part-time basis and deemed medically necessary. Care in a skilled nursing facility as well as certain medical equipment for the aged and disabled such as walkers and wheelchairs are also covered by Part A. Part A is generally available without having to pay a monthly premium since payroll taxes are used to cover these costs.
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How Competition Benefits Dual

Cost Shifting. This fragmentation also distorts the incentives of those caring for the one in seven dual eligibles living in long-term facilities.[28] In nursing homes, for example, financial incentives encourage re-hospitalization. After a three-day hospital stay, Medicare’s skilled-nursing benefit restarts, and it reimburses at a higher level than Medicaid.[29] Nursing homes thus can increase their revenues by readmitting residents to the hospital. While the nursing home resident is hospitalized, some nursing homes take advantage of Medicaid’s bed-hold policy where the state Medicaid program pays the nursing home to reserve the bed of a resident receiving acute care.[30] If a state’s Medicaid bed-hold reimbursement is higher than its long-term care payment, nursing homes are incentivized to hospitalize their residents and collect the bed-hold reimbursement. In states with bed-hold policies, the odds of hospitalization were 36 percent higher than in states without the policy.[31] Therefore, fragmented coverage between Medicare and Medicaid incentivizes some nursing homes to send patients back to the hospital, collect Medicaid’s bed-hold reimbursement, and readmit the patient to their facility to receive Medicare’s skilled-nursing benefit.
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