Medicare Open Enrollment is Coming! Are YOU ready? Listen and learn on The Senior Answer, Saturday at 11:00 on 100.7 KKHT

open-enrollment
Medicare – Something that every American who reaches age 65 or who has a parent over 65 needs to be informed about and informed about in detail. Medicare, Medicare supplements (no they are not vitamins), part D drug plans, Medicare “Advantage” plans and the whole alphabet soup. Starting October 15th and running through Pearl Harbor Day is the annual Open Enrollment period when you can change your Medicare insurance plans.
The choices you make in the next few weeks for yourself or for your parents if you are their caregiver can literally make a difference of tens of thousands of dollars in spending over the next year.

Part One covers Traditional Medicare and Supplement Plans with our Medicare Expert Misty Fox! Listen in at 11:00 on 100.7 KKHT! No Radio? Listen online at senioranswer.org .

Misty Fox is the owner of the McCunis-Fox Insurance agency and you can contact her via mccunisfox.com or call her at 832-264-6091.

Important Medicare Information Links!

52 page Medicare guide to buying a Medigap Policy
Medigap GuideMedicare’s Guide to Medicare Advantage Plans

The Hidden Risks of Those Popular Medicare Advantage Plans
Advantage plan risks

Medicare crisis growing for seniors! Doctors denying patients needed care under Medicare!


Learn why doctors are denying patients needed care and how you can prepare!

Saturday morning at 11, Dr. Garcia, Cardiologist and past president of the Texas Medical Association tells the inside story of why more and more doctors are refusing to see Medicare patients. What good is Medicare coverage if your doctor won’t accept it?

Some of the areas we will cover during this expose include;
* Background of the Medicare system and Physician relationships
* Change from holistic to single issue care
* Payment methods evolution
* Increasing complexity of claims processing
* Uncertainty of payment
* Why are doctors refusing to accept new Medicare patients
* If I have Medicare can I see my Doctor if they have opted out of * Medicare (increased co-pay)
* What can be done?
Listen this Saturday morning at 11:00 on 100.7 KKHT Houston or on line at senioranswer.org .

Breaking news! Growing crisis for Medicare patients! Learn why doctors are denying patients needed care and how you can prepare!



Join your hosts with Dr. Garcia, Cardiologist and past president of the Texas Medical Association as he tells the inside story of why more and more doctors are refusing to see Medicare patients. What good is Medicare coverage if your doctor won’t accept it?

Some of the areas we cover during this expose include;
* Background of the Medicare systems and Physicians relationships
* Change from holistic to single issue care
* Payment methods evolution
* Increasing complexity of claims processing
* Uncertainty of payment
* Why are doctors refusing to accept new Medicare patients
* If I have Medicare can I see my Doctor if they have opted out of * Medicare (increased co-pay)
* What can be done?

Be sure to use the buttons on the left to Share this link with your friends!

Medicare making huge cut to care! They say it is a miracle cure for fraud but it’s really snake oil!

snake-oil-medicare3

Because of a new Medicare project, your Doctor, who knows best when Medicare home health would benefit you, will no longer have the final say in prescribing post-acute and chronic care management services that they deem medically necessary for their patients. Instead, a government bureaucrat will decide if you or your Mom gets the life saving care they need.

Please contact your Congressman and tell them you want “Pre Claim Review for Home Health” STOPPED now! Don’t know who your Congressman is? Follow this link! Find My Congressman!

The Senior Answer explains what this cut is, why it will have a devastating effect on your family and what you can do about it!

It’s a move that Medicare claims will save money by reducing health care fraud, but that health care providers, patients and advocates consider a frightening, slippery slope with potential application to all medical care requiring bureaucratic approval before patients get the care they need.

In an article in the State Journal Register, Sheila Guither, RN and President of the Illinois Homecare and Hospice Council, warns that “Health care providers, and the elderly patients they serve, have come to depend greatly on the availability of skilled home health care services. This type of care, offered in seniors’ own homes by licensed practitioners, allows patients to recover from serious illness, injury, surgery or recent hospitalization comfortably and at lower cost to payers than facility-based care. In fact, a day of home health costs Medicare less than half the cost of a day of skilled nursing home care. Many doctors prescribe skilled home health as a condition for hospital discharge, since the days following a hospitalization can be some of the most critical for patients, when costly complications and readmissions are most likely to occur.

But Medicare’s so-called “Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Project” for home health is a game changer. With burdensome and time consuming paperwork requirements prior to a third party contractor approving a claim for home health, the result will be poor care transitions, and still further complications involved with maintaining seamless care at home. More patients will find themselves in institutional (and more expensive) skilled nursing facilities — as the path of least resistance following inpatient hospital care.” Read the full article here http://bit.ly/2cLBRM1

Please contact your Congressman and tell them you want Pre Claim review STOPPED! Don’t know who your Congressman is? Follow this link! Find My Congressman!

Learn about how Medicare Home Health can help your loved one today!

kathy

Want to learn about a life altering Medicare benefit that is available with no co-pay or out of pocket cost?
If someone you love is making too many trips to the hospital, maybe because of falls or medication errors, or if you just find yourself constantly worried about your Mom or your Dad living alone, join us for as we clear away the confusion and answer your questions about this life altering program and how it can help your loved ones!
Research shows that 75 percent of Medicare hospital readmissions (that’s 4.4 million patients a year) may be preventable. Unfortunately, studies also show that one in five Medicare hospital discharges are followed by an adverse event and re-admission to the hospital within 30 days, usually related to medication mismanagement or a fall.
At any given moment about 50,000 seniors in the Houston Metro area are receiving Home Health Care under the Medicare program.
What you probably don’t know is that there are another 50,000 to 75,000 seniors in the Houston Metro area that should be getting home health care but are not simply because they don’t know about the program and how it can help them or how it can help your Mom or your Dad. And the real shame is that these seniors, many of who are needlessly suffering, can have this life changing service at no out of pocket cost to them.
Home Health Care is one of only two programs in all of Medicare that has no co-pay and no out of pocket cost. That is because every time it is studied it is proven that having seniors receive Home Health Care keeps them out of the hospital and safer in their own homes. By providing in home nursing and therapy, Home health care reduces hospital re-admissions in many ways, including reducing medication errors and reducing the incidence of falls. Call Apostle Home Health Care today to learn how they can help you or your loved one at 281-996-5701! You can find more information at www.apostlehomehealthcare.com .

Medicare Home Health Care – What is it? Who can get it? How does it improve patient’s lives?


If your Mom or Dad or someone you know is getting too many frequent flier miles from the Ambulance crew, join us for the next hour as we clear away the confusion and answer your questions about this life altering program and how it can help your loved ones!

You may not know that Home Health Care is one of only two programs in all of Medicare that has no co-pay and no out of pocket cost because every time it is studied it is proven that having seniors receive Home Health Care keeps them out of the hospital and being in a hospital is the most expensive place they can be.

By providing in home nursing and therapy Home health care reduces hospital re-admissions in many ways, including reducing medication errors and reducing the incidence of falls.
Research shows that 75 percent of Medicare hospital readmissions (that’s 4.4 million patients a year) may be preventable.

Unfortunately, studies also show that one in five Medicare hospital discharges are followed by an adverse event and re-admission to the hospital within 30 days, usually related to medication mismanagement or a fall.

At any given moment about 50,000 seniors in the Houston Metro area are receiving Home Health Care under the Medicare program. What you probably don’t know is that there are another 50,000 to 75,000 seniors that should be getting it but are not simply because they don’t know about the program and how it can help them or how it can help your Mom or your Dad.

And the real shame is that these seniors, many of who are needlessly suffering, can have this life changing service at no out of pocket cost to them.

Part two of The Senior Answer’s annual Medicare Series


kathyPart two of The Senior Answer’s annual Medicare Series where we educate about something that every American who reaches age 65 or has older parents needs to be informed about, and informed about in detail. And that is Medicare, Medicare supplements, part D drug plans and Medicare “Advantage” plans.

The Annual Open Enrollment period when you can change your Medicare insurance plans runs October 15th through December 7th. The choices you make in the next few weeks for your self or for your parents if you are their caregiver can literally make a difference of tens of thousands of dollars in spending over the next year.

You can get our Medicare Quick Facts Guide on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thesenioranswer

Our expert guest is Misty Fox co-owner of The McCunis-Fox Health Insurance Agency.
Misty is going to help us take some of the confusion out of Medicare and the whole alphabet soup that goes with it. This is Misty’s third year with us doing our annual two part special on Medicare and the alternatives. For more information you can go to www.mccunisfox.com or call Misty at 832-264-6091

Medicare Open Enrollment Special Services 2016, Part One

Medicare – Something that every American who reaches age 65 or who has a parent over 65 needs to be informed about and informed about in detail. Medicare, Medicare supplements (no they are not vitamins), part D drug plans, Medicare “Advantage” plans… What are they are what do I need to know?

And why are you bothering me with this now? Well starting October 15th and running through Pearl Harbor Day is the annual Open Enrollment period when you can change your insurance plans.

The choices you make in the next few weeks for yourself or for your parents if you are their caregiver can literally make a difference of tens of thousands of dollars in spending over the next year.

Our guest for this show is Misty Fox, co-owner of The McCunis-Fox Health Insurance Agency and an expert in Medicare and associated plans.

In this program Misty helped us take some of the confusion out of Medicare and the whole alphabet soup that goes with it.