Medicare is a Health Insurance
Program for people 65 years of age and older..., it's the nation's
largest health insurance program and covers nearly 40 million
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Medicare does a real good job of explaing itself in this brochure:
Medicare and You 2013
Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Helps pay for care in hospitals as an inpatient,... skilled nursing
facilities, hospice care, and some home health care, but not Long Term Care.
Most people get Part A automatically when they turn age 65 at no
charge, since they or a spouse paid Medicare taxes while they were
working. You need to sign up close to
your 65th birthday, even if you will not be retired by that time. (If
you are getting Social Security benefits when you turn 65, your Medicare
Hospital Benefits - Part A - start automatically.)
(Medicare and You)
Can you buy
if you don't qualify?
Part B (Medical Insurance) Helps Pay For Doctors' services, outpatient
hospital care, and some other medical services that Part A does not
cover, such as the services of physical and occupational therapists, and
some home health care, but not Long Term Care. Part B helps pay for these
covered services and supplies when they are medically
Medicare and You
Part C Medicare Advantage Plans - Managed Care (like HMOs), and
Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans
Part D Rx Prescriptions.
Medicare and You
Medi Gap - Supplemental Policies Medicare and You
Medi Gap Policies?
and Other Health Benefits: Your Guide to
Who Pays First
Tell me more about the History of Medicare?
What if my doctor doesn't take Medicare? Private Contracts, opt - out, Boutique?
Technical & Research Resources
Medicare Physician Fee
Schedule Resource-Based Relative Value Scale
(RBRVS) The Medicare RBRVS physician fee schedule replaced the
Medicare physician payment system of "customary, prevailing, and
ASC Fee Schedule ZIP
files CMS Site, .pdf
United States Code - Medicare
How much Do I have to pay for Medicare
(Hospital Insurance), Deductibles, etc?
Medicare Buy In - if you haven't lived in USA long enough...
How to Enroll in Medicare
65 but do not qualify for Medicare?
General information on Coverage and Full Brochure while you are waiting to get into Medicare....
TRY also PCIP
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add our agent information on the
Medicare Provider Finder
Doctor doesn't take Medicare
Medicare & You
Details on how to opt out for MD's
concierge medicine md.com/
Rules on dual coveage
Calif Health Line 8.9.2013 - Discussion