Last week I was discussing the recent settlement in the case of Jimmo v. Sebelius that will have a huge impact on Medicare recipients who need rehabilitative services at home or in a skilled nursing facility. We’ll have to wait and see how this affects care in the long term
Mom has dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or is in a general declining state of health due to advanced age. She has an acute condition or injury that requires her entry to the hospital and then to a sub acute facility for rehabilitation. Up to 100 days of rehabilitative services
This is a special time of year. No, I’m not talking about Halloween or the traditional holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. It is Medicare’s open enrollment period, a once a year special event. Medicare is one of the many government programs that can be maddeningly confusing. There are so
What do you think about when you turn 65 in this country? For most people, Social Security and Medicare will quickly come to mind. Last week were talking about the basics of Medicare. This week we’ll pick up where we left off with Medicare Part B. Part B covers doctors’ bills.
Much has been written about the oldest baby boomers starting to turn 65 next month and what it might mean for the future of long term care in this country. But, from a practical standpoint there are decisions that each new senior must make that so many are unaware of.
So, last week we were discussing the highlights of President Obama’s health care plan that most affect seniors. The closing of the infamous prescription drug donut hole is one. But there are others. Beginning in 2011 Medicare Advantage plans will have to reduce members’ out of pocket expenses for some more
Recent studies have shown that most Americans, while fearful of President Obama’s new health insurance plan, (something which many opposed to the plan have been quick to capitalize on) don’t really know what’s in it. This is partly due to the President’s failure to educate the general public about it.
In speaking with people about Medicaid, they will often refer to it as Medicare. Perhaps it’s just a slip of the tongue since the two words sound so similar. But, I think, there is very often a fundamental misunderstanding about the two programs. Medicare is the federally funded and state
I was speaking with someone the other day who told me her Social Security monthly check declined from 2007 to 2008 and asked if that was possible or a mistake. While the government does on occasion make mistakes (hard to believe), an increase in the Medicare Part B premium may