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Q: What is Medicare Easy Pay?

Monday, May 22, 2017

A: Medicare Easy Pay is a way to pay your Part B premium if you are not yet accepting Social Security benefits. You won’t have to worry about how to pay your Part B premium if you are already receiving monthly Social Security payments. The federal government will automatically deduct it from your payment before it is deposited in your account.

Q: Are vaccinations covered by Part B or Part D?

Monday, May 15, 2017

A: Part B covers preventive services so you’d expect it to cover the flu, pneumococcal and hepatitis B shots. And it does.

Q: Are you familiar with Medicare’s coverage of mental health benefits?

Monday, May 8, 2017

A: Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s take a moment to discuss how Medicare covers mental health benefits. Having a mental health issue is nothing to be ashamed of and it is not a sign of weakness. Many of the issues we struggle with at all stages of life - stress, depression, anxiety and problems with emotions fall under the umbrella term of “mental health issues”.

Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Forgot about that Cinco de Mayo get-together this weekend? No worries, we’ve got a recipe you can whip up in no time! Keep reading for step-by-step instructions for these delicious Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas.

Q: Are some providers required to “accept Medicare assignment”?

Monday, May 1, 2017

A: A provider, such as a doctor or a hospital, who accepts Medicare assignment agrees not to charge more for a service than the Medicare approved amount (typically 20 percent once the Part B annual deductible is paid). Approximately 97 percent of all Medicare providers accept assignment.

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