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Changes in Medicare When Moving to Another State

Are you moving to another state, or did you move recently? It's probably a busy time for you, but you may need to complete a few tasks to make sure your Medicare and Social Security benefits continue smoothly. This article shows you how to proceed when you... Read more

Medicare.gov: Getting to Know the U.S. Government Site for Medicare

Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government site for Medicare. You will find a wealth of Medicare information on this site, including how to sign up for Medicare, what Medicare covers, and what Medicare costs. If you educate yourself about Medicare at... Read more

Do I Need Part A and Part B if I’m Still Working?

Many people may qualify for Medicare while still working. The Pew Research Center reported in 2016 more Americans aged 65 and over are still working now compared to in 2000, and the trend is rising. Do I qualify for Medicare while still working? Most people... Read more

What Does Inpatient Versus Outpatient Mean for Medicare?

From your perspective as a patient, the terms "inpatient" versus "outpatient," or even "under observation," may not matter very much regarding your care. But if you're covered by Medicare, the terms matter a lot. Under Original Medicare (Part A and Part... Read more

What “Medically Necessary” Means and How It Affects Your Medicare Coverage

Medicare normally covers services deemed medically necessary. According to Medicare.gov, “medically necessary” is defined as "health-care services or supplies needed to prevent, diagnose, or treat an illness, injury, condition, disease, or its symptoms... Read more

How Do I Choose Between Medicare and Employer Coverage?

Nearly 20% of Americans age 65 and over are still working (whether or not they have retired from their careers), according to a 2013 study by the Associated Press. If you're one of them, you may have questions about whether to enroll in Original Medicare... Read more

How Can I Find a Doctor Who Accepts Medicare?

If you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you may be concerned about managing your out-of-pocket expenses. One way to lower costs and get more from your Medicare benefits is to receive care from health-care providers who have signed an... Read more

How Do I Find Hospitals Near Me That Accept Medicare?

If you are a current Medicare beneficiary, or soon to be eligible, you may have questions about how and where you can use your Medicare coverage and which hospitals near you accept Medicare. You may also want to compare hospitals based on certain quality... Read more

Reporting the Death of a Medicare Beneficiary: Social Security Death Notification

When someone dies there are many arrangements to make, including letting Social Security know to terminate the deceased person’s benefits. The Social Security death notification should be made as soon as possible after the person’s death. In most cases,... Read more

COBRA Insurance and Medicare

What is COBRA insurance? COBRA refers to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, a federal law that may let you keep your employer group health plan coverage for a limited time after your employment ends or after you would otherwise lose... Read more




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