Feb 22, 2024
The cost of your Medicare Part D-covered drugs may change throughout the year. If you notice that your drug prices have changed, it may be because you are in a different phase of Part D coverage.
Dec 21, 2023
The new year is here! And with a new year comes changes to your Medicare costs and coverage. In this blog, you’ll learn about new updates to Medicare and understand what to expect for the coming year.
Nov 21, 2023
Sometimes a Part D plan won’t cover a medication that you need. This blog covers what you can do if this happens.
Oct 24, 2023
Depending on how you get your Medicare coverage, you will have different considerations when choosing health care providers, such as doctors, hospitals, or medical equipment suppliers. Let’s discuss the factors you should consider so that your care is covered at the lowest cost. Considering these factors, you can choose your next health care provider.
Jun 26, 2023
Ambulances are vehicles that transport patients to and from medical facilities, like hospitals. Ambulances are medically equipped and staffed by professionals like EMTs or paramedics. Let’s look at how Medicare covers transportation in ambulances.
May 1, 2023
This blog will help you understand how Medicare covers outpatient mental health services, prescription drugs for mental health treatment, and inpatient mental health services.
Mar 24, 2023
It is important to work with your doctor to ensure you get the best health care possible. This blog covers how you can build an effective relationship with your doctor and make the most of your visits.
Feb 23, 2023
Leaving your home to receive health care can be difficult or impossible for some. This blog post covers how Medicare covers home health care.
Jun 27, 2022
When Medicare benefits were created in 1965, they reflected the restrictions and limitations of most health insurance at that time. The federal law that created Medicare has specific provisions that exclude coverage for certain things, like dental care and routine vision services. Long-term care services are additionally excluded because they do not meet the definition of health care services in the law. Just because something is not covered by Medicare, though, does not mean that it isn’t needed. As we discuss some types of care that Medicare doesn’t cover, we will include information about other ways of accessing or paying for these services.
May 27, 2022
Hospice is a program of end-of-life pain management and comfort care for those with a terminal illness. In this blog about Medicare-covered hospice, we write directly to patients as if they are the ones taking these actions or making these decisions. However, discussions about hospice often involve caregivers and family members as well. If you are a caregiver, family member, or a patient’s appointed representative, you may be leading these conversations or decisions, rather than the patient.