MHI – Medicare Blog

Q: Are vaccinations covered by Part B or Part D?

Monday, May 15, 2017

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} A: Part B covers preventive services so you’d expect it to cover the flu, pneumococcal and hepatitis B shots. And it does.  The shingles shot, however, is covered under Par ...


Q: Are you familiar with Medicare’s coverage of mental health benefits?

Monday, May 8, 2017

A: Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s take a moment to discuss how Medicare covers mental health benefits. Having a mental health issue is nothing to be ashamed of and it is not a sign of weakness. Many of the issues we struggle with ...


Q: Are some providers required to “accept Medicare assignment”?

Monday, May 1, 2017

A: A provider, such as a doctor or a hospital, who accepts Medicare assignment agrees not to charge more for a service than the Medicare approved amount (typically 20 percent once the Part B annual deductible is paid). Approximately 97 percent of all Medi ...


Q: How can COBRA “bite” those new to Medicare?

Monday, April 24, 2017

A:  COBRA may “bite” you if you do not enroll in Part B within eight months of leaving your active employment. Although COBRA covers the same benefits that your employee group health plan (EGHP) covered while you were still working, Medic ...


Q: Is it true that Medicare has no vision benefits?

Monday, April 17, 2017

A: Yes. And no. Medicare will not pay for a routine eye examination to see if you need new glasses. And they won’t pay for your glasses or your contacts either. Medicare will pay to treat diseases of the eye such as macular degeneration and cataract ...


Q: What is NOT covered by Medicare?

Monday, April 10, 2017

A: There are quite a few services not covered by Part A and Part B.  Lack of routine dental and vision benefits may come as an unpleasant surprise to people transitioning from employer group health plans who have become accustomed to these benefits d ...


Q: What is a PACE program?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A: Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE programs, target people on Medicare and who need the level of care normally provided in a nursing home but prefer to receive the services in their community or their own home. The goal is one sha ...


Q: What is a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program?

Monday, March 20, 2017

A: Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs sponsored by Part D drug plans target members who take medications for multiple chronic diseases. MTM programs teach members how to maximize the benefit of their medications through a comprehensive medicatio ...


Q: Can I change my Medicare Advantage plan if my doctor is dropped from the network outside the Open Enrollment Period?

Monday, March 13, 2017

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} A: Possibly, but not likely. Medicare Advantage plans can change their networks during the plan year. In most instances, this will not provide an opportunity for you to switch plans o ...


Q: What are Medicare demonstration projects?

Monday, March 6, 2017

A: Think of Medicare demonstration projects as laboratory experiments in a controlled environment. They provide opportunities to try out new policies in healthcare and payment delivery systems before making any permanent changes to the Medicare program. T ...


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