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Do All Hospitals Accept Medicare?
At some point in their lives, everyone needs hospital care. Do all hospitals accept Medicare? It’s important to know the ins and outs of Medicare so that you understand the hospital coverage and benefits you receive as a Medicare beneficiary. Not all hospitals accept Medicare, but luckily, the vast majority of hospitals do. Because there…
Understanding Medicare: 20 Terms to Know
Medicare is confusing! Every now and then, it’s good to revisit the basics so you stay informed about your health care insurance. This Medicare glossary includes 20 common Medicare terms that you should know as you research Medicare Annual Enrollment Period The time of year where all Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in or change their…
How Much Does Medicare Pay For Surgery?
Many of us experience anxiety when preparing for surgery. The last thing we want to think about is our financial situation. However, it’s important to prepare for the probability of out-of-pocket costs. Luckily, Medicare is there to help reduce your bill (and stress). Let’s take a look at your possible out-of-pocket costs for surgery and…
What to do if you miss Medicare’s Open Enrollment
Medicare’s enrollment periods can quickly get confusing. In this article, we’ll go over the Open Enrollment Period. Depending on your policy, there are only certain times of year that you can cancel, switch, or enroll in a new plan. Let’s break them all down: Initial Enrollment – 3 months before your 65th birthday – 3…
Copayments vs. Coinsurance: How do they affect Medicare costs?
Medicare offers competitive health care coverage at a low price (sometimes even $0 premiums), though it only covers about 80% of typical health care costs. The other 20% of Medicare costs is made up of copayments, coinsurance, and other out-of-pocket expenses (like prescription prices). It’s important to be informed of these potential out-of-pocket costs before…
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