Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. According to the American Chiropractic Association, over 31 million Americans experience this pervasive condition at any given time. Back pain can affect people at any age from adolescence to old age and is the third most common reason for visiting the doctor in America.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides essential health benefits to millions of seniors in America. Each year, the government announces changes that affect the policies and coverage.
As we grow older, our body starts to lose muscle mass, resulting in aches and pains that are associated with a weak muscle structure. The process starts after the age of 30 and can result in major health conditions as we age, such as chronic backache, osteoporosis, and arthritis. The first step to slow down this […]
As per the latest government Medicare updates for 2019, Medicare beneficiaries have an Open Enrollment period each year from October 15 to December 7th. Meanwhile, Medicare Advantage beneficiaries can change, switch or drop their plans from January 1st through March 31st starting 2019.
In many cases having coverage from more than one source can supplement the payments that you have to make. Those who are covered by Veteran’s Affairs or through any other group insurance policy can enroll into Medicare to get more coverage than they did from either in isolation. Through plans such as these, you can […]
Now that you’ve become applicable for Medicare, you might feel a little overwhelmed at all the options you have. Before you choose out of all the options, it is necessary that you know what each Part of Medicare has to offer. Evaluate each plan in light of your medical requirements and you will be able […]
As 2019 gets off, enrollments for Medical Advantage have also begun. As of 2019, this time period has been set from the 1st of January to the 31st of March, before 2019 this was the disenrollment period. During this time, you have the option of making modifications to your Medicare advantage plans.
Even though you might be enrolled in Medicare, your doctors might not be. Non-participant healthcare providers and doctors can charge you above the limits set by Medicare for your procedures. So in addition to paying the 20% coinsurance for your Medicare part B coverage, you would also have to pay the additional charges over that amount.
The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program is quite similar to Medicare Supplement Insurance plan. The difference is that while Supplement Plans offer coverage for Part A and Part B of Original Medicare, EPIC offers extra coverage to those who can’t cover medication costs through Part D of Medicare. In some cases it also covers some […]
Here are 5 things you need to know about new medicare cards: