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Posted Feb 24th, 2012 by Patient Assistance Team
Medicare covers the flu shot once per flu season. Flu shots are available starting in the fall for flu season. Anyone with Medicare is covered for getting the annual flu vaccine. The vaccine is free as long as your medical provider or pharmacy accepts Medicare. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. There are three different
Posted Feb 24th, 2012 by Patient Assistance Team
Today’s health care industry is anything but simple especially if you are a recipient of Medicare Part D plan. Whether you are a consumer, provider or insurance company, there has been a parallel increase in the complexity of health care and with the rise in drug costs. As more and more Americans turn to some form of prescription drug to manage their health, finding ways to cover the costs of medication become incr
Posted Feb 24th, 2012 by Patient Assistance Team
You may here the name a lot in the news, but for most individuals, understanding the basic tenets and specific guidelines of Medicare is a quagmire. So exactly what is Medicare? Medicare is health insurance for essentially three groups of individuals: People 65 or older People under 65 with certain disabilities People of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure that may require dialy
Posted Feb 24th, 2012 by Patient Assistance Team
Perhaps the most confusing portion of the Medicare health insurance program, Medicare Part D is the part of the program that provides assistance for medications. According to the government, Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. If you decide not to join a Medicare drug plan when you’re first eligible, and you don’t have other creditable prescription drug coverage, or you don’t g
Posted Feb 24th, 2012 by Patient Assistance Team
There is no denying that Medicare offers a host of benefits to those who are 65 or older, but managing your medication plan under Part D can be a challenge. Part D is the portion of Medicare that covers prescription medications. Since there are so many parts and requirements to Part D, always work with your medical provider, your health insurance agent or a health advocate to help you understand your benefits. Manag