Medicare Questions and Answers: Part 1

Are you confused about Medicare Part A and Part B, if so this article will give you a better understanding of the process and what it covers.

Are you confused about Medicare Part A and Part B, if so this article will give you a better understanding of the process and what it covers.

Are you eligible for Medicare?

Normally, Medicare is for people who are 65 years old or older, but younger people than 65 years old with disabilities, also people who are at the end stage of Renal Disease (who have permanent kidney failure demand dialysis or a kidney transplant.

How do you apply for Medicare?

You can apply for Medicare online or call the National Social Security Disability Customer Service at 1-800-772-1213 to apply over the phone. If you are hearing impaired then call 1-800-325-0778 to apply for Medicare Benefits. If you are already receiving SSDI Benefits, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part A, but you must pay for Medicare Part B premium each month which will be deducted out of check each month. When the Social Security Administration mail out Medicare document, you have a choice not to fill out the card, then you will be automatically enrolled in the Medicare Part B. Unless you check the box on the Medical document to opt out of Medicare B. For Social Security Disability Medicare Part B will cost $121.80 for 2016 which will be deducted out of your check every month.

How to submit your Medicare Claims?

It is required by law to file Medicare claims for the hospital, home health agencies, pharmacies, suppliers, and skilled nursing facilities to covered services for people with Medicare.

How does Medicare cover home health services?

In order for Medicare to cover for home health care services, you will have to meet the following conditions:

  1. You doctor will determine your needs for medical care at home and outlined a plan for that care.
  2. If you required, speech-language therapy skilled nursing care, continued occupational therapy or physical therapy.
  3. If you being cared for by a Medicare-certified home health agency.

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