Sunday, June 23, 2013

Free Report on Medicare Available Now

You can now download a FREE copy of my fact-filled Report, “Turning 65 – What You Need to Know About Medicare,” This report will help answer some of the most common questions about Medicare.
For your FREE copy, please visit my website at

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ready to quit smoking? Medicare can help.

Medicare will help you stop smoking or using tobacco products. 

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers up to 8 face-to-face visits in a 12-month period for smoking & tobacco use cessation counseling. These visits must be provided by a qualified doctor or other Medicare-recognized practitioner.

Who's eligible?

All people with Medicare who use tobacco are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the Medicare approved amount for the doctor's services, and the Part B deductible applies if you use tobacco and you've been diagnosed with an illness caused or complicated by tobacco use, or you take a medicine that’s affected by tobacco. In a hospital outpatient setting, you also pay the hospital a copayment.

If you haven't been diagnosed with an illness caused or complicated by tobacco use, you pay nothing for the counseling sessions if the doctor or other health care provider accepts  assignments. For more information, visit for details.

Former Smokers . . .
If you are a former smoker, take a look at your old life insurance policies to see if they still list you as a smoker. You may save some money by letting them know you no longer smoke.

Monday, June 3, 2013

How to Report Suspected Medicare Fraud

Fraud happens when Medicare is billed for services or supplies that you never got. Fraud costs Medicare, and ultimately US taxpayers, billions of dollars every year. You can help stop fraud in two easy steps:

1. Review each Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or Explanation of Benefits (EOB) as soon as you receive it.

2. Follow up on anything you see that you don’t understand.

Medicare sends you a summary notice every three months, if you have Original Medicare. You can also see these documents online at You’ll need to register on the site. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan or a prescription drug plan, your plan sends you a monthly statement (EOB). Many plans also have member web sites where you can register to view your EOBs online.

Click here to read more on What to Look For

Taken from article posted by Medicare Made Clear Blog.