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Senior Medicare Beneficiaries Receive avoidable Surgeries during their last year of life

A study published Online First in┬áThe Lancet holds that almost a third of elderly American beneficiaries of fee-for-service Medicare plan get avoidable surgery done during their last year of life. Most procedures are carried out in the month prior to … Continue reading

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Improvement in Clarity of Group Health Insurance Policies

Recently there was an initiative taken to make group health insurance policies in the U.S. more understandable and simpler for its consumers and employers. This could be done by making the summary of benefits and costs simpler. This new regulation … Continue reading

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Federal Poverty Level and its impact on Qualified Disabled and Working Indivduals

Recently published Federal Register mentions Federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines for 2012. The guidelines provide a platform to decide eligibility levels for various public benefits, comprising health benefits for older people and people with disabilities. The individual programs that rely … Continue reading

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Medicare Savings Program and Federal Poverty Guideline

Federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines for 2012 were published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2012. The guidelines lay the basis for eligibility levels for many public benefits, comprising of health benefits for older people and people with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Part D of Medicare Plan offers subsidy depending on Federal Poverty level

Federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines for 2012 provides the basis for eligibility levels for various public health benefit programs including those for older people and people with disabilities. These were published in the Federal Register in January, 2012. The guidelines … Continue reading

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Seniors Suffering from Chronic Conditions to receive most Medicare Services at home

Up to 10,000 Medicare patients suffering from chronic conditions will now be able to get most of the care they need at home under a new demonstration announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently. Created by … Continue reading

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Long-term Care Coverage

Long-term care comprises of medical and non-medical care for people suffering from chronic illness or disability. Long-term care provides support and assistance to them in services of daily lives like dressing, bathing and using the bathroom also termed as custodial … Continue reading

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Annual Election Period Ends December 7th for all Medicare Plans

This year the AEP which is also referred to as Open Enrollment ends early. In the past it ran till December 31st,but starting in 2011 CMS,Center for Medicare Services made the change to December 7th. All participants in Medicare Part … Continue reading

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Super Committee Considering Cutting Medigap Plans

The super committee in charge of cutting $1.2Trillion in the next 10 years is looking to cut Medigap Plans or Medicare Supplement Plans.This would affect up to 10 million people enrolled in one of these plans.Medigap insurance plans provide additional … Continue reading

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Medigap Plans put you In charge of when selecting your own doctor

One of the best features of a Medigap Plan,which is also known as a Medicare Supplement Plan,is they allow you to keep your own doctor. Some of the Medicare Advantage Plans have a limited number of doctors to choose from,and … Continue reading

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