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Medicare 2021 Changes to Know About

By: Chris Grimmond • On: March 5, 2021

Every year there are changes to Medicare.  The changes are usually not as drastic as the television commercials would lead you to believe.  The purpose of the advertisements is to stimulate fear, uncertainty, and greed.  They hit it hard to motivate you to call the 800-number.  They will claim to offer a free objective evaluation.  […]

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Does Medicare Advantage Pay For Home Health Care?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: June 30, 2020

Medicare Advantage and Home Health Care All Medicare Advantage (MA) plans must provide at least the same level of coverage for home health care as does Original Medicare, so Medicare Advantage pays for home health care.  However, an MA plan may have different rules, costs, and restrictions on services.  For example, depending on a person’s […]

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How Long Does Medicare Pay For Home Health Care?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: June 9, 2020

Home health care is like it sounds. It is the care that takes place in the home.  Home health care consists of a wide range of services, like physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nursing care.  But, how long does Medicare pay for home health care? The purpose of home health care is short term […]

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Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: June 2, 2020

Medicare covers Home Health Care, but the Medicare beneficiary must meet particular criteria, maintain a status of medical need, and follow Medicare regulations and processes to enjoy the benefits. Eligibility For Medicare Home Health Care Benefits A physician must certify that skilled care is needed and must prescribe the plan of care. A participating Medicare-approved […]

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What Is Home Health Care?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 12, 2020

We know what hospitals are. We all have been to a doctor’s office. Many have experienced a relative in a nursing home, but what is home health care? Home health care is like it sounds. It is the care that takes place in the home.  It consists of a wide range of services, like physical […]

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Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Stays

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 3, 2020

Jimmo vs. Sebelius On Skilled Nursing Skilled Nursing Care is amazingly complex. Because the Medicare coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility stays is so confusing, patients sued.  The case went all the way to the Federal Courts. Jimmo vs. Sebelius, a class-action lawsuit, challenged the Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interpretation of the “improvement […]

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Skilled Nursing Facility Medicare Covered

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 2, 2020

Medicare Coverage For Skilled Nursing Facilities Skilled Nursing Facilities—or better known in the jargon of Medicare as SNF—is the cause of much consternation among people on Medicare.  The reason for the distress and stress is because Medicare beneficiaries are sometimes denied coverage.  This both confuses and angers Medicare beneficiaries because there doesn’t seem to be […]

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How Long Does Medicare Pay For Skilled Nursing Care?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: April 29, 2020

The chances are you or someone in your family will require skilled nursing care because of a serious injury, stroke, or surgery.  Twenty-five percent of skilled nursing stays are less than three months.  Many, however, are longer.  Nursing home care costs vary from state to state and location to location.    The questions my clients […]

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Does Medicare Pay For Hospice In A Skilled Nursing Facility?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: April 21, 2020

My Mother’s Life Expectancy The doctors diagnosed my mother with ovarian cancer in 2012.  I was living in Kansas at the time.  I wasn’t able to go on doctor visits with her.  My brother, Paul, was taking care of my mom.  I would get information about her situation, but it was spotty.  My mother was […]

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Medicare Covers Skilled Nursing Facilities

By: Chris Grimmond • On: April 9, 2020

What Are Skilled Nursing Facilities? All of us have strong memories of visiting the “old folks’ home.”  Whether grandparents, relatives, or friends, we recall the smells, linoleum, long hallways, and institutional dormitory rooms.  “Old folks’ homes” or nursing homes fall under the category of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF).  Medicare covers skilled nursing facilities within limits. […]

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