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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.

Asked in 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. ...
Asked in Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid, 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. ...
Asked in Medical Insurance, Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid

When you turn 65 must you take medicare?

Answer 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....
Asked in 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. ...
Asked in Medical Insurance, Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid

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. ...
Asked in Medicare and Medicaid

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 ...
Asked in Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid

Does Medicaid pay for housing?

No; however, Medicaid pays for long term care. ANSWER: 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. ...
Asked in Medicare and Medicaid, 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...
Asked in Medical Insurance, Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid

What the letter d stands for on a medicare card?

The letter D on a patients Medicare number means the person is a widow.
Asked in 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. ...
Asked in Medical Insurance, Retirement Planning, 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. ...
Asked in Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid

Does Medicaid pay for ensure?

In general, Medicaid does not cover over-the-counter items.
Asked in 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. ...
Asked in 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...
Asked in 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....
Asked in Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid, 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. ...
Asked in Medicare and Medicaid

What was Medicare intended to do?

provide basic health care for senior citizens
Asked in Medical Insurance, Retirement Planning, 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. ...
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid

How much money does the head of medicare make?

According to the 2003 investigation of Mr. Scully. He made $145,600 that year. ...
Asked in Medical Insurance, Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid

Does Medicare pay for out of country medical expenses?

This is taken directly from the Medicare and You 2009 book: Medicare generally doesn't cover health care while you are traveling outside the U.S. (the "U.S." includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa). There are some exceptions including some cases where Medicare may pay for services that you get while on board a ship within the territorial waters adjoining the land areas of the U.S. In rare cases,...