The Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) help individuals with limited incomes pay Medicare premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Nearly 40 percent of Gen Xers and young Boomers in the U.S. say they’re not confident they could pay a surprise medical bill of $1,000 within 30 days.
Getting the Word Out: New Provider and Insurer Disclosures Promise to Curb Surprise Medical Bills for Older Adults
For too long, insured consumers remained in the dark about how much a scheduled health procedure would actually cost them.
Federal law prohibits traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage providers and suppliers from billing people who are qualified Medicare beneficiaries (QMBs) for Medicare deductibles, coinsurance and copayments — a practice known as balance billing. Qualified Medicare beneficiaries (QMBs) are…
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday night requiring hospitals across the nation to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but have not been admitted to the hospital. It’s a distinction that’s easy to miss until patients are hit with big medical bills after a…
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau gets more complaints from older Americans about debt collectors than any other issue.
Medicare could save $560 million or more a year simply by allowing some patients who call 911 for an ambulance to be taken somewhere other than a hospital emergency room.
The costly issue of receiving anesthesia during a colonoscopy has become a hot topic.
It was a simple question: How much do hospitals charge to remove an appendix?
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