Department of Health & Hospitals

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The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 added a limited range of Medicaid benefits to a group of eligible persons called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB). In 1990, Congress increased Medicare cost-sharing amounts to a group called Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB).  There is also a group know as Qualified Individuals (QI-1). People in these groups who have Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and income and resources that place them in one of these three groups can receive help with the payment of their Medicare premiums and, in some cases, their deductibles & co-payments for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare Part D).
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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

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2016 Medicare Plans Crossett Arkansas (AR)

We want to help you find both. At the top of the page you can browse and compare all Crossett Medicare Plans. Below are your some of the local providers that offer healthcare service to people with Medicare benefits.
Source: medicarewire.com

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.
Source: medicare.gov

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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2015 Medicare Co Pays for Nursing Home Care

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Summary. Medicare is telling hospitals to keep patients "under observation," to prevent eligibility for the 100 days of Skilled Nursing Facility benefits. A Medicare fact sheet warns patients to ask about their status when they are in the hospital: "You’re an inpatient starting the day you’re formally admitted to the hospital with a doctor’s order. The day before you’re discharged is your last inpatient day." Medicare patients are bouncing in and out of hospitals becasue of this Medicare "bookkeeping change"
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Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare

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Home for the Holidays: Leaving the Nursing Home During a Medicare

[1] Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Pub. 100-02, Ch. 8, §30.7.3. (Example, second paragraph) (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/bp102c08.pdf). Scroll down to page 45. [2] Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Pub. 100-02, Ch. 8, §30.7.3. (Example, second paragraph) (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/bp102c08.pdf). Scroll down to page 45. [3] Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Pub. 100-02, Ch. 8, §30.7.3. (Example, third paragraph) (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/bp102c08.pdf). Scroll down to page 45. [4] Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Pub. 100-02, Ch. 3, §20.1.2. (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/bp102c03.pdf). Scroll down to page 3. [5] Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Pub. 100-04, Ch. 6, §40.3.5.2. (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/clm104c06.pdf). Scroll down to page 44. Note, unlike Medicaid in some states, the Medicare program does not provide any payment for "bed-hold." [6] Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Pub. 100-04, Ch. 6, §40.3.5.2. (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/clm104c06.pdf). Scroll down to page 44. [7] Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Pub. 100-04, Ch. 1, §30.1.1.1 (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/clm104c01.pdf). Scroll down to page 48.  CMS cites, as authority for this payment option, the Nursing Home Reform Law, 42 U.S.C. §1395i-3(c)(1)(B)(iii), and 42 C.F.R. §483.10(b)(5)-(6). [8] Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Pub. 100-04, Ch. 1, §30.1.1.1 (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/clm104c01.pdf), scroll down to page 48. [9] Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Pub. 100-04, Ch. 1, §30.1.1.1 (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/clm104c01.pdf). Scroll down to page 48.
Source: medicareadvocacy.org

What Does Medicare Cover for Nursing Homes?

Medicare will only consider coverage for nursing home care after a person has had a three-day hospital visit. The patient must enter the facility within 30 days of the stay, and it has to be a facility approved to take Medicare. Medicare pays 100 percent of the costs for the first 20 days. A coinsurance is required for days 21 through 100, which is the extent of the coverage. A person’s coverage can be eliminated if she refuses treatment while in the home.
Source: ehow.com

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

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

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Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Linking Disclaimer By selecting “Continue,” you will be exiting the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield (ABCBS) website. If you choose to access other websites from this website, you agree, as a condition of choosing any such link or access, that ABCBS is not and shall not be responsible or liable to you or to others in any way for your decision to link to such other websites. You further agree that ABCBS and its affiliates, its directors, officers, employees and agents (“the ABCBS Parties”) are not responsible for the content of any other website to which you may link, nor are ABCBS or the ABCBS Parties liable or responsible under any circumstances for the activities, omissions or conduct of any owner or operator of any other website. Once you choose to link to another website, you understand and agree that you have exited this website and are no longer accessing or using any ABCBS Data. You understand and agree that by making any third-party website link available as an option to you, ABCBS does not in any way endorse any such website, nor state or imply that you should access such website or any services, products or information which may be offered to you through such other websites or by the owner or operator of such other websites. The owners or operators of any other websites (not ABCBS) are solely responsible for the content and operation of all such websites. ABCBS makes no warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, nor of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor of non-infringement, with regard to the content or operation of any other website to which you may link from this website.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Card, Replacement, Blog, Social Security Help, Information, Medicaid, Retirement Benefits, Dental Insurance, dental health care plans

For all others, the standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $110.50 in 2011, which is a 15% increase over the 2009 premium.  The Medicare Part B premium is increasing in 2011 due to possible increases in Part B costs.  If your income is above $85,000 (single) or $170,000 (married couple), then your Medicare Part B premium may be higher than $110.50 per month.  For additional details, see the FAQ titled: "2011 Part B Premium Amounts for Persons with Higher Income Levels".
Source: medicarecard.com

Getting and Replacing Your Medicare Card

If you are almost 65 and not yet receiving retirement benefits: It is important to note that not all beneficiaries are automatically enrolled in Medicare. If you are not yet receiving retirement benefits, close to turning 65, you will need to enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B during your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP), which begins three months before you turn 65 and lasts seven months. You can apply for Medicare Part A and/or Part B through Social Security (if you worked for a railroad, you need to apply through the Railroad Retirement Board). The start of your coverage will depend on which month you sign up during your IEP, and you should receive your Medicare card within 30 days of being approved.
Source: ehealthmedicare.com

Medicare Card Information

It is very important to note that your Medicare card should be carefully guarded. Just as you would protect a credit card or your Social Security card, you should guard your Medicare card in the same fashion, as it contains sensitive information. In the wrong hands, such information as your name, signature and Social Security number could be copied or stolen. It could then be used to steal your identity (identity theft) or commit Medicare fraud. Therefore, only provide your Medicare card or information to hospitals and your direct health care providers.
Source: medicare.net

Medicare Card: Applying for a New Medicare Card and Replacing a Lost Medicare Card

Once you have enrolled in the Medicare program, your red, white, and blue Medicare card should arrive in the mail about three months before your coverage begins. For U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents approaching their 65th birthday, enrollment in Medicare could be automatic. This happens if you receive Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits. In these cases, you are enrolled in Medicare Part A beginning on the first day of the month in which you turn 65, and your card should arrive three months prior to this.
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Medicare Basics After Enrollment

with costs, so they may call you to ask for the missing information. They will only ask you for the information that’s missing from the application. Do not give out any other information. If you are not sure the person who is calling you is actually with the Social Security Administration, call the Social Security Administration back at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users call 1-800-325-0778), and they should be able to confirm the call was legitimate.
Source: mymedicarematters.org

Affordable Louisiana Medicare Plans

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insuranceQuotes is an independent, privately-owned company that provides thousands of consumers with an effective and free way to shop and compare insurance quotes online. We are not affiliated with healthcare.gov or other state-based exchanges; however, through trusted partnerships with thousands of insurance agents in your local area and at over a hundred of the nation’s elite insurance providers, consumers using our services can receive quotes for insurance plans that may appear on state-based and/or federal exchanges, as well as for private plans that meet federal standards to be a qualified health plan under the Affordable Care Act. We do not sell health plans ourselves, but work with these licensed entities.
Source: louisiana-medicare.com

Department of Health & Hospitals

The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 added a limited range of Medicaid benefits to a group of eligible persons called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB). In 1990, Congress increased Medicare cost-sharing amounts to a group called Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB).  There is also a group know as Qualified Individuals (QI-1). People in these groups who have Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and income and resources that place them in one of these three groups can receive help with the payment of their Medicare premiums and, in some cases, their deductibles & co-payments for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare Part D).
Source: louisiana.gov

Louisiana Medicaid, Medicare & Waiver Experts

Southern Ingenuity, Inc. specializes in Louisiana Medicaid, DHH, Waivers, NOW, LTPCS, CC and more. One of the first Waiver providers in Louisiana, we concentrate on assuring the most up to date information and hometown services you can count on. For more information on Louisiana Medicaid, Medicare and Waiver Services, please click the button below.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Source: medicare.gov

Louisiana Nursing Homes Guide; LA Convalescent & Rehab, the Louisiana Nursing Home Project

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

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

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Doctor & other health care provider services

To find out how much your specific test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or other health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like other insurance you may have, how much your doctor charges, whether your doctor accepts assignment, the type of facility, and the location where you get your test, item, or service.
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Medicaid and the Medicare Savings Programs 2015

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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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Contact Information and Websites of Organizations for Medicare

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Medicare Savings Programs

Medicare Part A premium. Note: Some people are required to pay a premium for Medicare Part A because they do not have enough Social Security credits. Most people do not pay a premium for Medicare Part A because they or their spouse earned enough credits by working 40 or more quarters (approx. 10 years of working full-time, four quarters per year). People who worked 30-39 quarters may buy Part A coverage and pay a monthly premium of $224 in 2015. People who worked fewer than 30 quarters may also buy Part A coverage and pay a higher monthly premium of $407 in 2015.
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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

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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).
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Medicare, Dean Health Plan DeanCare Gold (Cost)

Have questions about enrolling in Dean Advantage Medicare insurance coverage? Please contact us at 1-877-234-0126 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays (year-round) and weekends (Feb. 15 to Sept. 30). Already a member? Please call 1-877-232-7566 (TTY:711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays (year-round) and weekends (Feb. 15 to Sept. 30).
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Medicare & Medicaid Cost Report l Owner Administrator Forum Seminar

Medicare Training & Consulting, Inc., was founded by Jim Plonsey in the Chicago area. After training Medicare auditors for Blue Cross Association, Jim established a business training Medicare auditors. This lead to doing cost reimbursement seminars for providers, most notably, home health agencies. Medicare Training & Consulting, Inc. has become a leader in providing Owners and Administrators with the reimbursement strategies.
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Medicare Cost Savings Programs

The SLMB program provides payment of Medicare Part B premiums only for individuals who would be eligible for the QMB program except for excess income. Income for this program must be more than 100% of the FPL, but not exceed 120% or 135% of the FPL.
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2015 Medicare Cost Sharing 

Donut Hole                                                                 $3,720
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