7 Services you didn’t know Medicare covered

Add Your Heading Text Here 7 Services you didn't know Medicare covered We all are familiar with Medicare as covering hospital and medical bills, but it covers a variety of Medicare services and tests that are less widely known.  1. Sleep studiesDo you think you’re suffering from sleep apnea or at least would like to be tested? Medicare actually covers the...
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Going to SHIIP? What you need to know

Going to SHIIP? What you need to know What you need to know before your next visit to SHIIP In North Carolina, one of your best resources to learn about the basic workings of Medicare is SHIIP, or the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, a non-biased source run by the NC Department of Insurance. But completing your coverage through them...
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Inpatient Care vs Outpatient Care: Knowing the difference could save you thousands

Inpatient Care vs Outpatient Care: Knowing the difference could save you thousands Outpatient vs Inpatient: The difference could save you thousandsSo what exactly are these terms, outpatient, inpatient, observational care, skilled nursing facility? And how do they affect you? If you have a Medicare Supplement Plan, then possibly by thousands of dollars.No one wants to think about going to the hospital. But...
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Plan F: Changes Coming in 2020

Plan F: Changes Coming in 2020 Do you have a Medigap Plan F? You may have heard that changes are coming to Medicare Supplements in 2020.Here's what you need to know.In 2015, Congress passed MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), a bipartisan law to provide physicians with incentives and higher pay to accept and treat more Medicare patients. MACRA added...
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Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplements

Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplements Difference Between Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplement PlansGiven how often we hear this question from clients, we thought it was time to clarify this topic.First, the most important distinction is to point out that they really can’t be compared as plans, but rather as different paths.Here’s why. Medicare A and B, or Original Medicare...