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Medicare Frequently Asked Questions

Is Medicare a state or federal program? Federal. The Medicare program was established in 1096 by president Lyndon B. Johnson. It is run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare, which is a branch of the Health and Human Services department. Who is eligible for Medicare? There are several types

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2022 Medicare Premium and Deductible Estimates

Every year we look forward to reading the Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Insurance Trust Funds to get the new Medicare Premium and Deductible Estimates. Suppose you think we are nerds based on that terminology. In that case, this report

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What Does Medicare Part B Cover?

During the months prior to your 65th birthday, chances are good that your mailbox was filled with literature about Medicare and the different options available to you.  For someone just aging into Medicare, it can feel very much like swimming in a pool of Medicare Alphabet Soup as you are

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Medicare Oxygen Recertification Guidelines

If your doctor has prescribed oxygen therapy for either a respiratory or lung condition, your Medicare Part B will cover the charges.  Doctors often prescribe oxygen therapy for patients with conditions like COPD, emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, or heart failure.  Medicare will cover the prescribed oxygen

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A Guide to Mental Health Coverage

From August 2020 to February 2021, the percentage of adults with anxiety or depressive disorders increased from 36.4% to 41.5%. According to research published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the alarming rise of mental health problems remains closely associated with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the

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