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            The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced 2016 numbers for Medicare premiums, deductibles and coinsurances. Once again, the basic Medicare Part B premium will remain the same at $104.90.  That number has not changed for the past 3 years.             However, approximately 30% of beneficiaries will receive an increase

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