» Medicare

New Medicare Law Could Save Patients Money

Because of a quirk in Medicare’s reimbursement policy some patients have been hit with thousands of dollars in unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. A new law does not fix the quirk, but it at least mandates that patients must be notified before the c… Read More
Read More

Journalist Documents His Alzheimer's Disease

Investigative journalist Greg O'Brien suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He is documenting the course of his illness in the hopes that greater understanding will help to lead to a cure. Alzheimer's disease runs in Greg O'Brien'… Read More
Read More

How to Pay for Long-Term Care

America's aging population is drawing attention to a large health care gap in the country: long-term care. Covering this gap could prove difficult and costly, but there are some ways that it can be done. Americans in most demographic groups are… Read More
Read More

Doctors Argue with Each Other over Medicare Payment Changes

The Obama administration's proposal to change how doctors are reimbursed for administering some prescription medications might cover only a relatively small portion of Medicare spending on prescription medication, but that has not stopped the ba… Read More
Read More

Hospices May Be Overcharging Medicare

Medicare has always been plagued by fraud that investigators have had to sort out. A new report suggests that hospices are now a large source of that suspected fraud. A new study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services has revealed t… Read More
Read More

Medicare Options

When signing up for Medicare benefits it is important to know your options and how they might interact with your current healthcare coverage. For most Americans over the age of 65 the benefits of Medicare are obvious. It provides affordable health ca… Read More
Read More

New Nursing Home Quality Measurements

The federal government has announced six new measurements for its system of comparing the quality of care patients receive at nursing homes. Anyone interested in information about the quality of a nursing home can go to Medicare's website and us… Read More
Read More

Fixing Backlog of Medicare Appeals Costly

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a bill to fix the backlog in Medicare appeals could cost $1.7 billion. The Audit & Appeals Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act is a bipartisan effort in the Senate to help with the curre… Read More
Read More

Medicare Eligibility Requirements

Some people are automatically enrolled in Medicare and this can lead those not enrolled automatically to believe they are not eligible. This is often not the case. People are often confused by the rules for Medicare eligibility because people are onl… Read More
Read More

Medicare to Tighten Restrictions on Home Health Devices

Medicare fraud costs the federal government millions of dollars a year. Fraudulent claims for devices used in home health care are among the costliest. As a result, Medicare is increasing regulation. When a person has Medicare and needs a home health… Read More
Read More

DocuBank Portal

Submit to Schedule an Estate Planning Consultation