Monday, February 4, 2019
A: Welcome to a new day! No need to call Medicare or your doctor’s office or your next door neighbor to see if Medicare covers a certain service. The answer is in the palm of your hand! Literally, if you have a mobile phone.
Monday, January 28, 2019
A: Although many veterans are satisfied with their drug coverage through the VA, some may also want to consider signing up for a Medicare Part D plan.
Monday, January 21, 2019
A: According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, you should have received your new Medicare card by now. So, yes, you need to do something.
Monday, January 14, 2019
A: The Medicare & You book provides general information about services covered under Part A and Part B.
Monday, January 7, 2019
A: Excluding shots, the Medicare website lists 20 different preventive & screening services covered by Part B.
Monday, December 17, 2018
A: You’ll need a permission slip from your mother if you want Medicare to talk to you about her plan. Actually, it’s not exactly a permission slip. It’s CMS Form 10106, otherwise known as an “Authorization to Disclose Personal Health Information”.
Monday, December 10, 2018
A: The big change to Part D in 2019 is the elimination of the Donut Hole (also called the Coverage Gap) on brand-name medications.
Monday, December 3, 2018
A: You still have time to make a change to your Part D drug plan. The Open Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7.
Monday, November 26, 2018
A: If you’re a professional worrier, I probably can’t stop you from worrying about the Donut Hole. Having said that, there is some encouraging news on the horizon.
Monday, November 19, 2018
A: You might want to ask your doctor to prescribe another medication if the one he or she prescribes is not on your drug plan’s formulary. If your doctor prefers not to prescribe a different medication, then you could submit a coverage exception to your plan.