Medicare In-Depth

Medicare is broad in scale and complex in nature. It comprises an alphabet soup of parts and plans.

Then there are the many policy combinations, eligibility guidelines, and enrollment periods.

We understand Medicare.

Here, we take on common questions and answer them in detail. Our goal is to remove any confusion or doubts you have about Medicare, so you can move forward with making your decision.

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Medicare In-Depth FAQ’s

What is Fall Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment is a period when you can change your Medicare coverage, It occurs each year from October 15 to December 7.During this time, you can:Join a new Medicare Advantage Plan or a stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (Part D).Switch between Original...

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What Is Medicare’s Hospice Benefit?

Hospice is a program of end-of-life pain management and comfort care for those with a terminal illness. Medicare’s hospice benefit offers end-of-life palliative treatment, including support for your physical, emotional, and other needs. It is important to...

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What Services are Covered Under The Hospice Benefit?

If you qualify for the hospice benefit, Medicare covers the following: Skilled nursing services, which are services performed by or under the supervision of a licensed or certified nurse to treat your injury or illness. Services you may receive include...

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How are Drugs Covered Under Hospice?

Medicare’s hospice benefit should cover any prescription drugs you need for pain and symptom management related to your terminal condition. You pay a $5 copayment for outpatient pain and symptom management drugs. You pay nothing for drugs you receive as an...

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How Can I Continue Hospice Past My Initial Prognosis?

Medicare covers hospice care for two initial 90-day benefit periods, or a total of six months. After this, it will cover an unlimited amount of 60-day (two-month) benefit periods. At the start of each benefit period, your hospice doctor or a related...

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How Can I End The Hospice Benefit?

If you decide you want curative treatment (instead of just palliative treatment), you have the right to stop hospice at any time. Speak with your hospice doctor if you are interested in stopping. If you end your hospice care, you will be asked to sign a...

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What are Medicare Appeals?

An appeal is a formal request for review of a decision made by your Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Part D plan. If you were denied coverage for a health service or item, you may appeal the decision. Before you start any appeal, make sure you...

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