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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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The Medicare Part C Advantage

By: Chris Grimmond • On: June 9, 2018

The Medicare Part C advantage comes in five ways.  The Medicare Part C advantages are in relation, or even opposition, to Original Medicare.  These are the advantages of Medicare Part C, though they will vary from plan and location. The Medicare Part C Advantage is Maximum Out-Of-Pocket The Medicare Part C advantage comes first in […]

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What is Medicare Part C

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 7, 2018

Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part C is another way to receive Medicare.  “Original Medicare” is a combination of Medicare Part A and Part B.  It is called “Original Medicare” because that was its first plan in the late 60’s.  Medicare Part A was hospital insurance and Medicare Part B was added later.  It included doctor […]

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Picking Medicare Plan

By: Chris Grimmond • On: April 24, 2018

When people arrive at the doorstep of Medicare at age 65, they are confronted with the daunting task of picking a Medicare plan.  Most people find picking Medicare plan overwhelming and confusing. 100’s of Supplements to Pick From Insurance companies offer hundreds of different Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Part D prescription drug […]

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Medicare Travel Tips

By: Chris Grimmond • On: June 19, 2017

We’ve all experienced that less than happy holiday vacation spent ill. What’s worse is getting sick abroad and worrying about Medicare insurance coverage. If you’re planning a winter getaway, check out and share our healthy Medicare travel tips to ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch. Prevention Whether you’re going foreign or domestic, Medicare […]

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