The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, requires Social Security to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019.
A post came through my Facebook news feed about Medicare and I started reading some of the comments and I was really surprised.
By the year 2020 there will be a standard 25% co-payment for brand-name drugs and 25% for generics when you reach the do-nut hole, thus closing the “hole”.
Effective March 7, 2017, all hospitals and critical access hospitals must issue a standardized Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) under certain circumstances.
Many people don’t know, but Medicare does have a free, secure online service for you to access personalized information about your Medicare benefits and services.
Since the enactment of the ACA, the co-payment for Medicare Part D prescription drugs, while in the “donut hole,” has been decreasing. By 2020 the co-payment for prescription drugs will be 25% of the retail price.
If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (MA) or a Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) this is the time you can elect to change your coverage and join a new plan for 2017.
There is a little-known process that is authorized by the federal government and insurers can shift their beneficiaries who are turning 65 to their own Medicare Advantage plan. This is what is called “Seamless Conversion”.
Here’s some information about Medicare Part D Coverage for 2017.
What many people do not know is that Medicare has a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) that has been available since the early 1990’s. I have seen different dates ranging from 1988 to 1992 so I say the early ’90’s. Now, the Senate Appropriations Committee is eliminating the program for 2017 by cutting its …