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Does My Pre-Existing Condition Increase My Medicare Costs?

As you get older, your chances of having a medical condition of some kind increases: according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), up to 86% of older Americans between age 55 and 64 have a pre-existing medical condition. You usually... Read more

Five Tips for Finding a Primary Care Physician

The American Academy of Family Physicians defines a primary care physician as a doctor who specializes in being the patient's first point of contact. In addition, primary care doctors are trained in continued health maintenance, including prevention,... Read more

Are Generic Prescription Drugs as Effective as Brand Name Drugs?

Almost 90% of prescriptions filled in the United States are for generic drugs according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Brand name drugs are released first and generic drugs are copies of them. For example, the generic version of the erectile... Read more

Medicare tips: 6 Medicare Mistakes to Avoid

You were probably very particular about your kids' well-being, right? You didn't want them to go to just any doctor or have just any teacher at school. Don't you deserve the same kind of thoughtfulness about your own health? Don't fall prey to common... Read more

Is My Doctor Covered by Medicare?

You may have concerns about finding a Medicare-approved doctor so you can maximize coverage, get help filing claims, and reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Medicare Part B (medical insurance) covers medically-necessary services or covered preventive tests... Read more

Lifelong Learning for Seniors

If you're retired, that doesn't mean you can't still exercise your mind. Lifelong learning can have great benefits for seniors, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Stanford Center on Longevity reports that seniors in the United States... Read more

What should I do if my prescription medications are too expensive?

Prescription drugs can cost a lot of money, especially if you need several different medications. Or, you might have a health condition that requires expensive prescription drugs to manage or treat the illness. Read some tips about getting affordable... Read more

Durable Medical Equipment: Do You Need Pre-authorization?

As a Medicare beneficiary, your Medicare Part B coverage may help to pay for covered durable medical equipment. However, you may have to meet certain requirements, such as pre-authorization, before your benefits kick in. Here's what you need to know... Read more

Can I Keep My Doctor When I Begin Medicare?

Are you going to be eligible for Medicare soon, and you're looking for a Medicare doctor? Perhaps your Medicare coverage has just started. In any case, you may be concerned about whether you'll be able to go to the same doctor you've been seeing for... Read more

Do I Need an Advance Directive?

Have you been thinking about filling out an advance directive? According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), advance-care planning, or making plans about your health care in the event of a medical crisis, is an important step at any age. Advance-care... Read more

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