Part D plan preferred pharmacies make using the Medicare.gov Plan Finder difficult and confusing. That’s because Medicare.gov only allows me to put in two pharmacies as I’m searching for drug plans for my clients. I think I am a know-it-all when…
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Who Gets Hurt if We Raise Medicare Age to 67.
Originally posted on April 21, 2010 in response to a proposal to raise Medicare age for eligibility: I hit the trifecta this week by meeting three women who will turn 65 in July. All three of them told me they…
Medicare Advantage Dis-Enrollment Mistake
Don’t make this Medicare Advantage Dis-Enrollment Mistake.
Medicare costs for 2016
Medicare Part B premium in 2016: Most people on Medicare will not see an increase in their Part B premium. But… people who are new to Medicare in 2016, or who are not collecting Social Security, will pay a higher…
Medicare and HSA
How can a health savings account be used with Medicare? A client asked me this question recently. She is self-employed. She is turning 65 in July, and she has $10,000 in a health savings account (HSA). Irene enrolled in a…
Medicare: How much will your hospital bill be?
How much will your bill be if you are admitted to the hospital and you only have Medicare?
Doctors Are Not Dropping Medicare
Don’t believe the rumors about doctors no longer taking Medicare patients. The numbers don’t lie. Here are some infographics from the Kaiser Family Foundation that show the reality. Here is a map of the percentage of doctors in each…
Help For Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries
People on Medicare with low income can get help paying their Medicare Part B premium and possibly their Medicare co-pays and deductibles. It all depends on how low their income is.
Do you see the doctor or the Physician’s Assistant?
Are there enough primary care doctors in Tucson? Do you see the doctor or the Physician’s Assistant? In Arizona, Nurse Practitioners are not required to work under a physician. Medicare may soon be encouraging the use of Nurse Practitioners (NP)…
Should you enroll in Medicare Part D?
If you are turning 65 and enrolling in Medicare, you still have some decisions to make. Will you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan? Or will you stay with Original Medicare and get a Medicare supplement to fill the gaps…
Preventive Screening Tests: How often are they covered?
How often can you get preventive screening tests? The answer varies from test to test.
Medicare: Colonoscopy Cost
How much will you pay for a colonoscopy?
Find Doctors Who Accept Medicare
How to find doctors who accept Medicare.