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Getting the most out of Medicare and Medicare supplement insurance.
Aid Association for Lutherans. QualityLife Resources.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Appleton, WI : QualityLife Resources/AAL, [2000]

Physical Description:
82 pages, 5 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
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RA412.3 .G477 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This book helps readers understand their Medicare coverage and shows how to cover the gaps in times of need. It covers Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare supplement insurance, other insurance, how to help Medicare and other insurance to be most effective, Medicare appeals, and consumer tips for saving money.

Table of Contents

Section I Medicarep. 1
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Medicarep. 2
Chapter 2 Medicare Part A--Hospital Insurancep. 6
A. Hospital Carep. 6
B. Skilled Nursing Carep. 9
C. Hospice Carep. 11
D. Home Health Carep. 12
Chapter 3 Medicare Part B--Medical Insurancep. 15
A. What's Coveredp. 16
B. Medicare Part B Termsp. 16
C. Medicare Gapsp. 18
D. Medicare Part B Servicesp. 20
E. Questions and Answers about Medicare Coveragep. 28
Section II Insurance to Help Cover the Gapsp. 31
Chapter 4 An Insurance Overviewp. 32
A. Types of Health Insurancep. 33
B. Insurance Regulationsp. 33
C. Insurance Termsp. 34
Chapter 5 Medicare Supplement Insurancep. 36
A. Federal Regulation of Medicare Supplement Insurancep. 36
B. Standardized Medicare Supplement Policiesp. 38
C. Benefits of the Standardized Medicare Supplement Plansp. 39
D. Comparing the Standardized Medicare Supplement Plansp. 41
E. Guidelines for Choosing a Policyp. 42
F. Questions and Answers about Medicare Supplement Insurancep. 47
G. Medicare Supplement Dos and Don'tsp. 50
Chapter 6 Other Insurancep. 51
A. Other Health Insurancep. 51
B. Other Insurance Optionsp. 55
C. Questions and Answers about Insurance Other Than Medicarep. 57
Section III How to Help Medicare and Your Insurance Work Best for Youp. 59
Chapter 7 Managing Your Medical Billsp. 60
A. Getting Startedp. 60
B. Medical Bill Organizerp. 64
Chapter 8 Medicare Appealsp. 67
A. Medicare Denial Noticep. 67
B. Finding Answers to Your Medicare Questionsp. 68
C. Questions and Answers about Managed Care Appealsp. 71
Chapter 9 Consumer Tips for Saving Moneyp. 73
A. Getting the Most Out of Your Medicare Coveragep. 73
B. Health Screeningp. 74
C. Prescriptionsp. 74
Section IV Glossaryp. 77
Other Sources for Medicare Informationp. 82
About the Authorp. 82