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How much would you pay out-of-pocket for a five day hospital stay on Medicare? The majority of people have no idea! The problem with Medicare is there is too much information. An overwhelming amount of information and not enough resources. Medicare Nation solves that problem by educating you about all the things you want to know about Medicare, but are afraid to ask. This podcast will educate you about the components of Medicare, the different categories of Medicare Plans and Medicare benefits. On other episodes I’ll interview expert guests in the health and wellness field, about diseases, Medicare issues and current changes to the Medicare program. Medicare Nation is dedicated to answering all your questions about Medicare. Expert information and insights regarding Medicare and you! Further information can be found on www.callsamm.com Give us feedback on Facebook! www.facebook.com/MedicareNation

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for a five day hospital stay on Medicare? The majority of people have no idea! The problem with Medicare is there is too much information. An overwhelming amount of information and not enough resources. Medicare Nation solves that problem by educating you about all the things you want to know about Medicare, but are afraid to ask. This podcast will educate you about the components of Medicare, the different categories of Medicare Plans and Medicare benefits. On other episodes I’ll interview expert guests in the health and wellness field, about diseases, Medicare issues and current changes to the Medicare program. Medicare Nation is dedicated to answering all your questions about Medicare. Expert information and insights regarding Medicare and you! Further information can be found on www.callsamm.com Give us feedback on Facebook! www.facebook.com/MedicareNation
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How much would you pay out-of-pocket for a five day hospital stay on Medicare? The majority of people have no idea! The problem with Medicare is there is too much information. An overwhelming amount of information and not enough resources. Medicare Nation solves that problem by educating you about all the things you want to know about Medicare, but are afraid to ask. This podcast will educate you about the components of Medicare, the different categories of Medicare Plans and Medicare benefits. On other episodes I’ll interview expert guests in the health and wellness field, about diseases, Medicare issues and current changes to the Medicare program. Medicare Nation is dedicated to answering all your questions about Medicare. Expert information and insights regarding Medicare and you! Further information can be found on www.callsamm.com Give us feedback on Facebook! www.facebook.com/MedicareNation

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Part D Prescription Drug Plan Info For 2020

10/4/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's October! That means it's Medicare Time! The Annual Enrollment Period is just around the corner. Did you receive your "Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC)" for your Medicare Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan? If not....contact your plan and request the ANOC. Today......I want to talk with you about Part D Prescription Drug Coverage for 2020! Medicare has set the maximum Part D Deductible for 2020 at $435.00. Medicare Advantage...

Duration:00:34:04

How Do I Get Drugs During A Weather Emergency

9/4/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com How Do I get treatment & prescriptions during a weather emergency? Hurricane Dorian is moving up the East Coast of the U.S., and MILLIONS of people have evacuated the coastlines, to seek safety. What happens if you get sick or you need to fill prescriptions while you’re away from home during a weather emergency? Or…. What happens if you need to move into a Skilled Nursing Facility, but you haven’t fulfilled the “3 Day Prior Hospitalizaton”...

Duration:00:20:12

With Two Shingles Vaccines Available, Which One Should I Get?

8/2/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com If you are turning 65 or still working on an employer group insurance plan, you may need assistance in finding the Medicare plan that fits YOUR unique needs. You may have a loved one in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility, who is not receiving proper care. Call me! You can hire me as a consultant to assist you with Medicare issues! Call 855-855-7266 or eMail me at Support@TheMedicareNation.com Tell me the situation and I'll...

Duration:00:21:22

CMS Approves Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors

7/5/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Help your PARENTS, Spouses and Friends "SUBSCRIBE" to Medicare Nation! With almost 100 episodes on Medicare and Medicare Resources available, your loved-one will be able to find answers to their Medicare questions! Use the "Purple" colored icon on an Apple phone or .... download Stitcher, Himalaya or Player FM when using Android phones. Search for "Medicare" and "click" on the Medicare Nation logo. You'll see the "subscribe" button on the...

Duration:00:21:50

CMS Slaps Agewell NY With Civil Money Penalty

6/21/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Today, I'm discussing how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) SLAPPED Agewell New York LLC with a Civil Money Penalty of $39,200! CMS conducts audits to ensure Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans are following conditions of the current contract as well as Medicare rules & regulations. From March 9, 2018 through May 15, 2018, CMS Conducted an audit of Agewell's 2016 Medicare financial information. In a financial audit...

Duration:00:17:45

Is ColoGuard Covered Under Medicare?

6/14/2019
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Multi Target Stool DNA Test vs. Fecal Occult Blood Test Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Have you subscribed to Medicare Nation? Don’t know how? If you have an Apple iPhone……. Click on the “Purple” icon…. With the white microphone. When the page opens….Click on SEARCH. Type in Medicare. Medicare Nation comes right up… WHY……BECAUSE….. it’s a TOP 100 APPLE PODCAST Nation! Click on that Beautiful Flag “Medicare Nation” Logo. When the page opens….Click on the SUBSCRIBE button!...

Duration:00:18:07

Are Reverse Mortgages A Scam? MN 091

5/31/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com I'm not an expert on Reverse Mortgages......in fact, I don't know much about them. I have heard about Reverse Mortgages on commercials, in newspapers and on FaceBook feeds. I never had the need to learn about Reverse Mortgages, so...... I never did......until...... a client asked me about them. When a client asks me a question about Medicare..... I know the answer. I'm a Medicare Expert....I'm in the business of knowing as much as I can...

Duration:00:43:45

What's The Difference Between Medicare Supp Plan "G" & Plan "N"

5/17/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com On the Last episode.....I spoke to you about Medicare Supplement Plan "F" and High Deductible Plan F. Today....I'm going to talk about Medicare Supplement Plan "G" and Plan "N" Plan "G" allows you to "purchase" an insurance policy, where you pay a monthly premium to the carrier...... in return...... Medicare Supplement Plan G, will pay ALL your Medically necessary out-of-pocket deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays...... EXCEPT for ........

Duration:00:15:44

MN089 What's The Difference Between Plan F & High Deductible Plan F

4/15/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com More than 10,000 people a day are turning 65! While qualifying for Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare Beneficiaries are VERY confused as to what type of plan to enroll in, to "supplement" Original Medicare. By zipcode, a Medicare Beneficiary may have over "100 Plans" to choose from to help supplement their Original Medicare. That's an ENORMOUS amount of research to do! If you have the time and enjoy doing all that research.......go for...

Duration:00:34:07

Does Medicare Pay For Emergency Care While Traveling?

3/15/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's almost Spring time! For many people, this has been a terrible winter. Many Medicare Nation listeners have been emailing me to find out if Medicare covers "Emergencies" while traveling across the U.S. or abroad. That's a great question! Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans Do cover "Emergency Care" AND Urgent Care ANYWHERE in the United States and it's Territories. An "Emergency" is Life-Threatening. An example would be if...

Duration:00:23:25

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is NOW!

1/11/2019
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Hey Medicare Nation! htpps://www.TheMedicareNation.com Today, I'm going to speak with you about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. CMS...Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a new regulation that began January 1, 2019. Under 42 CFR 422.62(a)(3)....CMS published the following: During the MA OEP, MA plan enrolles may enroll in another MA plan or disenroll from their MA plan and return to Original Medicare. Individuals may make only one election during the MA...

Duration:00:18:17

Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for 2019

11/16/2018
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Hey Medicare Nation! You are getting ready for Thanksgiving and you haven't even looked at Prescription Drug Plans for 2019. Don't panic! I have your back :) There are Prescription Drug Plan changes for 2019. Listen to this episode to learn about the NEW changes and make a confident decision to enroll in the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that fits your unique needs. Here is the link to the Medicare.gov website as an additional resoure: www.medicare.gov Have a question about...

Duration:00:26:03

2019 Medicare Premium & Deductibles MN085

10/13/2018
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Hey Medicare Nation! It's October! Lots of changes going on in the Medicare landscape. Social Security recently announced the 2019 COLA, and for those of you on Social Security and Social Security Disability, you will be receiving a 2.8% raise in your monthly check. Social Security raise goes into effect January 1, 2019. Social Securtiy Disbility goies into effect December 31, 2018. Some more good news is.....the payroll taxes for Medicare & Social Security are staying the same in 2019....

Duration:00:19:46

MN084 FDA Issues Recall of Levothyroxine (Thyroid Tablets)

8/24/2018
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Hey Medicare Nation! I have a special show for you today. The FDA has issued a "Voluntary Recall" on Westminster Pharmaceuticals of all lots of their Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets). Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC, which has its Corporate HQ in Tampa, Florida, is voluntarily recalling all lots, within the expiration date, of Levo-thyroxine and Lio-thyronine (Thyroid Tablets) dosages of 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, & 120 mg up to the wholesale level. These products are...

Duration:00:18:57

Is Medical Marijuana the Drug of Choice For Pain? MN083

6/22/2018
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Hey Medicare Nation! Medicare Nation The topic of Medical Marijuana is BOOMING! I had to bring back Dr. Rachna Patel to update us on what's going on in the Medical Marijuana Community. Currently, there are 9 States, plus the District of Columbia (DC), that have "Legalized" the "Recreational" use of Marijuana. The 9 States are: 1. Alaska 2. California 3. Colorado 4. D.C. 5. Massachusetts 6. Nevada 7. Oregon 8. Vermont 9. Washington Twenty-Nine (29) States, have Legalized...

Duration:00:42:18

99% of Individuals With Foot Drop Don't Know About WalkAides MN082

5/25/2018
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Hey Medicare Nation! Millions of people are diagnosed with "Foot Drop." Some people also call it......"Drop Foot." Help A Child or Adult Walk Again! Either way, Foot Drop is a serious matter! Foot Drop is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot, necessary for walking. Foot Drop causes a person to drag the foot and toes, or engage in a high-stepping walk called a steppage gait. Foot Drop Increases the risk of falling. Who Can Be Diagnosed...

Duration:00:29:57

NEW Medicare Cards Are Mailing Out Now MN081

4/13/2018
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Hey Medicare Nation! Do you know what "Drop Foot" is? Foot Drop is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot necessary for walking. It causes a person to drag the foot and toes, or engage in a high-stepping walk called a "steppage gait." This increases the risk of falling for individuals. There are about 70,000 people diagnosed with Food Drop in the State of Florida alone! I have teamed up with the Freedom to Walk Foundation, to assist them...

Duration:00:28:42

Special SEP For Medicare Beneficiaries Affected by California Wildfires MN080

2/2/2018
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Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Special Election Period Extended through March 31, 2018 for Medicare Beneficiaries Affected by California Wildfires. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the Special Election Period (SEP) for Medicare Beneficiaries affected by the California Wildfires to March 31, 2018. Any Medicaer Beneficiary who resides in, or resided in an area for which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared a disaster area is...

Duration:00:15:56

You CAN Disenroll From Your Medicare Advantage Plan NOW! MN079

1/19/2018
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Hey Medicare Nation! It's January 2018! I hope everyone made informed decisions regarding your Medicare Advantage Plans for 2018. If you missed the last episode, go back and listen to it! I discussed the Medicare Premiums, co-pays and co-insurance for 2018. Many of you have sent me emails "asking me" if you can change your Medicare Advantage Plan in January. The answer is......yes....with specific guidelines. Currently, it is the Medicare Advantage Plan "Disenrollment Period." The...

Duration:00:34:25

CMS Announces 2018 Medicare Premiums MN078

11/18/2017
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Hey Medicare Nation! The Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services has finally announced 2018 Premiums and deductibles for Part A & Part B of Medicare. Just as I had anticipated...... CMS has increased the Part B premium in 2018. A hefty amount....I might add. The 2018 Part B Premium for 2018 will be $134.00. Over 50 Million Medicare beneficiaries were protected by the "held harmless" regulation in 2017. Those Medicare beneficiaries did not see an increase in their Part B Premium for...

Duration:00:33:35