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Did you know the costs for a Medicare supplement plan can vary widely? According to the 2016 National Medicare Supplement Price Index that compares rates for the top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S., the difference between the lowest and highest costs can vary by as much as 68 percent. This means you have the potential to save hundreds of dollars in premiums each...

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Medicare Coverage of Home Health Care - Caring.com

Medicare Coverage of Home Health Care

By Joseph Matthews and Jill Gilbert | Last updated: Dec 07, 2017

Many people mistakenly believe that Medicare provides coverage for long-term home health care. It doesn't.

Medicare covers only limited periods of skilled nursing care and therapy at home, and only if certain strict conditions are met. Still, Medicare's home health care coverage can be vital if...

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Balance Billing by Providers State Consumer Protections ...

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Most states lack consumer protection laws for "balance billing" by out-of-network providers in in-network hospitals

Concerns about balance billing are not new but may grow as narrow provider networks become more common

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Issue: Privately insured consumers expect that if they pay premiums and use in-network providers, their insurer will cover the cost of medically necessary care...

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