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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7

Fall is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to explore their options regarding traditional Medicare, Part D prescription drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans. The Annual Coordinated Election Period (ACEP) starts on October 15th and ends on December 7th. This means that Medicare beneficiaries have to analyze their options and make choices by December… Read More »

Part B and the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Today the Social Security Administration announced that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation numbers released today, there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016. The announcement makes official the assumption underlying the 2015 Medicare Trustees Report premium and deductible projections for 2016. According to the 2015 Medicare Trustees Report, Part B… Read More »

Lung Cancer Screening Approved for Certain Medicare Recipients

In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the government will start paying for specific Medicare recipients to get lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans. Although many hospitals in Ohio have been offering screening for high risk individuals at a discount, it can still be pricy. This update from Medicare… Read More »

Using Medicare to Help Pay for a Short Term Rehabilitation Stay

Unless Veterans Benefits can be used to help defray the costs of your healthcare, many need to rely on Medicaid to pay for these costs. However, you may have the ability to use Medicare, rather than Medicaid, to help pay for a short term rehabilitation stay in a nursing home. Generally, the basic requirements are… Read More »