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How to Get Your Prescription Drugs in a Nursing Home

The transition to a nursing home or other long-term care facility brings lots of questions and changes in how you get the prescription drugs you need. Fortunately, Medicare makes provisions for your prescription drug coverage when you are in a nursing... 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

What is a Conservatorship in California?

In California, if a family member is no longer able to make decisions about his or her personal or financial affairs, a judge may be able to appoint someone to care for this person. If the person is an adult, the process is called "conservatorship;" in the... Read more

Finding a Nursing Home that Accepts Medicare

Medicare.gov provides several tools and suggestions to help you find a nursing home that accepts Medicare in your area. If you are looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, here are some ways to get started finding the right one for your... Read more

Medicare Doctors When You Live in Multiple States

Medicare doctors in multiple states and Medicare Part A and Part B When you’re enrolled in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, you can generally see any Medicare doctors in the country that takes Medicare assignment (a payment agreement with Medicare).... Read more

Know Your Medicare Rights if You’re Denied Coverage

What if you have Medicare and you need an item or service, but you find it isn't covered? You have certain appeal rights if coverage is denied, including coverage of a prescription drug you need. If Original Medicare, or your Medicare Advantage plan or... Read more

What to Do If You’re New to Medicare

I get a lot of calls from people who are close to turning 65 (or are already 65), asking what they need to do to get set up with Medicare. With so many options available to Medicare beneficiaries, it can be overwhelming but once you understand your basic... Read more

Funeral Planning Guide

If you've recently experienced the loss of a loved one, funeral planning may feel overwhelming. Here's a funeral planning overview to help ease the burden during this difficult time. Funeral planning: getting started Knowing how to plan a funeral, or even... Read more

I’m a U.S. Citizen Living Abroad and Need Medicare

If you live abroad and are eligible for Medicare coverage within the United States, you may wonder if your Medicare policy still covers your needs. It's important to know that Medicare generally does not cover medical expenses incurred while outside the... 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




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