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Medicare and Medicaid

A US federal subsidy that covers medical expenses for eligible patients, notably those disabled or over age 65.

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Medicare and Medicaid

When you turn 65 must you take medicare?

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You can decline part B but part A is free so I can't imagine why you wouldn't take it ... In either case you'll have tons of trouble with your secondary.
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Insurance
Medical Insurance
Medicare and Medicaid

How do you make medicaid your primary insurance?

You don't. Because it is a form of public assistance, Medicaid is always the payor of last resort.

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Social Security

Is a wife entitled to her deceased husband's Medicare benefits?

You are entitled to receive Medicare benefits under your late husband's earnings records; however, you must be 65 years old or disabled before you can enroll.

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Oral Health and Dental Care
Retirement Planning
Medicare and Medicaid
Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery
Root Canals

Does medicaid pay for root canals partials or crowns when pregnant in the state of Louisiana?

Medicaid will pay for root canals, partials, crowns, etcetera regardless of state and pregnancy status. There are only specific offices that offer these treatments for medicaid patients, though, so make sure you visit an accredited dentist that accepts this form of payment.

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Does Medicaid cover braces in Nebraska?

This will probably require prior approval, which will likely depend on whether the patient has the required Salzmann Index score.

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Medicare and Medicaid

Does Medicaid cover eye glasses?

Yes, if medically necessary.

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How much does medicare pay for nursing home coverage?

For 2010, if you were hospitalized in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare would pay for the first 20 days of your skilled nursing stay providing it was preceded by an Inpatient Stay of at least 3 days (which inpatient stay has a $1,100 deductible for the first 60 day benefit period). After that you have the following co-insurance:

Days 21-100 - Medicare pays everything except $137.50 per day, which you pay

Days 101+ - Medicare pays $0.00 and you are liable for all costs

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Medical Billing and Coding

What is medicare cpt code for anorectal manometry?

90911

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Does Medicaid pay for housing?

No; however, Medicaid pays for long term care.

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With reference to the seniors and elderly, medicaid does not pay for housing, but they do pay for long term care services if you are qualified. Normally, your income must be $2000 and below to be eligible for medicaid long term care benefits.

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Healthcare Coverage While Pregnant

Does Medicare cover pregnancy expenses?

Medicare and Medicaid are both government sponsored health insurance. Medicare covers people over the age of 65 and people with disabilities. Medicaid covers the poor (income level for acceptance varies by state.)

Yes, Medicare covered all my expenses, except for the deductions and the usual 20% charge. I had a child in 2002 and I only had to pay the doctor $458 which included my $100 deductible for the year. My epidural was also covered. I had to pay only the $700 deductible for the hospital bill. However, Medicare does not cover the care of the child. I hope this was helpful. I had searched for the same question when I was pregnant.

Medicare covers pregnancy expenses as well as any insurance will. I am 19 and just discovered that I am pregnant and was really worried about that as well. Also, another good resource is the WIC program for nutritional support for you and your baby. Get approved as soon as possible to see an ob/gyn.

i m 20 week pregnant and I just found out about Medicare actually i live in Florida - Daytona Beach and i want to apply for the Medicare is it possible to apply for Medicare now and i got the form but I don't know can i just post that form to the office or someone told me that i have to go to social security office for that i m really confused thanks

I think the last two ladies who wrote in are needing MediCAID, not MediCARE. There is a difference. If you are pregnant and have no insurance, and are NOT disabled, you should go to your local welfare office and ask how to sign up for MEDICAID.

I found out late last month that I was pregnant I went straight to my nearest hospital and applied for the PCAP program which is associated with Medicare I am now fully covered I'm not sure what I will eventually have to pay on my own but right now I get blood work checkups and counseling FREE as well as the WIC program and free dental care

I am so surprised to have found this answer., I am disabled in both arms, not totally and am pregnant. I have Medicare because it was a work related injury and my workers comp. has me on permanent disability. So now at five months pregnant I am reassured by the answer a gal gave plus i got some info that ok'd it from Medicare .GOOd

Thank you so much for your answer, I have been trying to find out this answer. I am disabled and on Medicare, Does anyone know if you can get insurance to cover your unborn child? I don't qualify for low income because I sold my house and I am living off that money now. I live in California.

  • In Texas, Medicaid covers ALL necessary expenses, including one or two routine ultrasounds (not sure exactly how many, but if a doctor deems another one necessary due to high-risk circumstances, it will be covered as well) . There is no co-payment or percentage.....you walk in, you walk out. The baby is covered up to one month of age, at which time you can apply for CHIP to cover the child. WIC here didn't help me very much though. I got some food vouchers, but there is just no where near enough funding for them to provide actual counseling or personalized care for MOST of the applicants, which is very unfortunate.
  • In the state of West Virginia MediCAID covers all expenses related to pregnancy. It covers full hospitalization and every OB/GYN appointment. It also covers prescription medication. West Virginia also has a program NEMT (non emergency medical transportation) in which you, or the driver, are reimburses travel expenses for round trips to each of your doctor appointments (at 48 cents per mile). These must be turned in within 60 days of the appointment and the form must be stamped by reception at the doctor's office. Medicaid also covers the circumcision of the baby and whatever route the doctor deems necessary for delivery (induction, regular delivery, epidural or other pain procedures, c-section, etc). MediCAID for your baby covers all well-baby visits to the pediatrician, NEMT, and covers complete costs of prescription medications. Over the counter recommended medications are not covered in either case. Your child can also receive dental and vision care. If you meet the requirements for Medicaid post-partum, the costs of your doctor visits and related procedures, as well as ER visits, are covered. You will also receive NEMT reimbursement. You do not have vision or dental coverage. The cost of your prescription medication will range from 50 cents to $3.00. Some specialty doctors are not covered, others are covered fully or partially. They will send you a booklet with a complete listing of doctors that are covered by Medicaid, depending on the program you choose (Unicare or Carelink).

CORRECTION: MEDICARE IS FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE. AND MEDICAID IS FOR PEOPLE

WHO REALLY NEED IT. (like pregnant women and their babies) Medicaid does cover most pregnancy expenses. As far as I know, they wont cover medicines that you need that can be sold over the counter. My doctor prescribed for me to take iron tablets, and i had to end up paying for those out of my pocket. I also hear that if you

have any hospital or doctors bills that you haven't paid prior to three months of you being accepted or signing up , that they will retro back and pay those for you. But the only bad thing about it is once my baby is born they wont pay for his circumcision.

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I am disabled and have medicare and it paid for my me when I was pregnant, as for my son he was under the state of Alabama's program called Allkids... most states I believe have programs to help children you can usually go to the health department and ask about state assisted programs for insurance when in doubt..

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What the letter d stands for on a medicare card?

The letter D on a patients Medicare number means the person is a widow.

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Social Security

Does medicare part B cover penile implants?

yes

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Florida
Retirement Planning
Medicare and Medicaid
Unemployment

Can you get Medicaid and unemployment in Florida?

There's no bar to doing so - however, to be eligible for Medicaid you must be under 18 or caring for someone under 18, over 65, or permanently and totally disabled. Also, UIB income might make you ineligible.

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Medicare and Medicaid

What are the disadvantages of wage employment?

It all depends on what perspective you are asking this from? In terms of what? Versus what? For the wage earner or for the employer or for society?

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Medical Insurance
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Medicare and Medicaid

Does Medicaid pay for house cleaning?

Yes, for persons who would have to enter a nursing home unless they can get help with housekeeping and similar chores.

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Medicare and Medicaid

Does Medicaid pay for ensure?

In general, Medicaid does not cover over-the-counter items.

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Commercial Insurance
Medical Insurance
Retirement Planning
Medicare and Medicaid
Fraud

Is it Medicare fraud for a company to bill commercial insurance companies a higher fee-for-service than they are billing Medicare for the same service?

Insurance companies negotiate rates for services at the best advantage to them. Companies with larger groups get the best rates becaues they have more economic leverage. Medicare is the 900 pound gorilla in the insurance world. So the short answer is no, it is not fraudulent. The reason is each insurance company will pay at their own negotiated rate regardless of how much the provider charges.

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Medicare and Medicaid

Does Medicaid pay Medicare Hospital Deductible?

yes

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Dental Insurance and Financing Dental Care
Medicare and Medicaid
Unemployment Benefits

Where can you find dental care if you are unemployed and do not qualify for Medicaid?

Contact your state's health department

There are various assistance programs that vary from state to state, so you may want to contact your state dental society to see if there are programs in your area.

Another possible source of lower-cost dental care is a dental school clinic. Generally, dental costs in school clinics are reduced and may include only partial payment for professional services covering the cost of materials and equipment. Your state dental society can tell you if there is a dental school clinic in your area.

Locate individual state health assistance programs - See the Related Link below

AnswerLook into state assistance. They have coverage for unemployed people, most of the time. If you have the money to pay for the dentist, a lot of dentist will see you if you pay cash. AnswerEvery person has a heart. If you are unemployed and you ain't got a medicard, just have enough humility to go to a dental office and ask the senior dentist if she could treat you for no professional fee. Maybe some will say no....but there will always be one who will accept your plea.
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Cold and Flu
North Carolina
Medicare and Medicaid

Does Medicaid cover flu shots in North Carolina?

Most state Medicaid health coverage plans for the indigent do cover preventive services, like vaccinations for seasonal influenza. However, North Carolina does not appear to be one of the states with coverage for flu vaccines. In the states that do cover these vaccinations, there is variation in the co-payments that may or may not apply, as well as whether the administration costs (payment for someone to give the shots/vaccinations) is covered or is an out of pocket expense for the covered individual. See the related link below in the related links section for more state by state information.

Some states only cover flu shots in their Medicaid program for those living in long term care facilities, however.

In addition state programs do have periodic changes to the covered services, so to get the very latest information on NC coverage of preventive immunizations under Medicaid, see the link to the website of the NC state department of health in the related links section below.

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Social Security

How do social security and Medicare work?

Social Security provides cash payments, and Medicare provides health care, to citizens age 65 and older or permanently and totally disabled. Both programs are funded by payroll taxes.

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Is Prolia covered under Medicare?

yes

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What was Medicare intended to do?

provide basic health care for senior citizens

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Medicare and Medicaid

If you have an HMO Medicare Plan that you are not satisfied with can you go back to Medicare being the primary plan?

Yes. All you have to do is send in a cancellation letter or send it to your insurance agent and have them send to the HMO company. Once they receive it, they will then have medicare reinstated as your primary health care. Maybe get in contact with your agent and see about a medicare supplement policy. They will cover any gaps that medicare doesn't pay providing you can answer all their health questions yes.

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