Do Medicare Advantage Plans Truly Give You an Advantage? This week we are continuing our conversation on Medicare plans and enrollment. When you enroll for Medicare, you will have two main options: Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Advantage plans, or “Part C” plans, are a bundle plan that includes Part A (hospital),…Read More
Last week’s blog explored the complexity of and potential changes to the nursing home admission rules laid out by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There are specific requirements that must be met in order for Medicare to pay for nursing home care. These rules are complex and confusing, and mistakes can be costly.…Read More
Uber Health will get you from your home to your doctor’s office — and you won’t even need to open the Uber app. The company announced Thursday that it’s teaming up with health care organizations to provide transportation for patients going to and from medical appointments. The rides can be scheduled for patients through doctor’s…Read More
It may take two to three years for the Food and Drug Administration to establish safety, effectiveness and labeling standards, but the cost of hearing aids will eventually be much lower, around $300 or less per ear. This lowered cost is due to the F.D.A. Reauthorization Act of 2017 which became law in August…Read More
Five years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine blood tests to measure your level of prostate-specific antigens – the PSA test. The task force now recommends men 55 to 69 should talk with their doctor about whether to have the test. Following are highlights from an interview with Dr. Muhammad Nasir, Senior…Read More
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