Rare, Special Enrollment Periods

Rare, Special Enrollment Periods It is not a common occurrence, but there are instances in which there can be special circumstances, during which, a person can cancel enrollment in a Medicare Advantage plan, or switch either a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D...

PPACA and Medicare: One Very Positive Development

The PPACA Helps Married Couples The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is known by the term “Obamacare.” The term “Obamacare” itself evokes an emotionally-charged response ranging from elation to rage. You may have noticed that Maximize Your Medicare...

Don’t Qualify for Medicare Part A?

What Happens if You Don’t Qualify For Part A Some people have not worked, for some reason or another, for the required number of qualifying quarters that would make Medicare Part A free.  For those people, there are still some solutions. First, you can pay by...

Observation Status Rule Change? Hopefully.

Quick Review of Observation Status In order to be eligible for benefits under Medicare Part A, a patient must be admitted under inpatient status.  Observation Status, however, is different, and services that a patient receives under Observation Status are covered...

Help Your Senior Parent, Help Yourself

Aging Gracefully is Difficult for Them…and You Watching your senior parent age is not easy.  For the senior parent, he/she faces gradually (or quickly) increasing symptoms: lower energy, and illness.  Your parent may share these thoughts with you, many do not....