What is durable medical equipment (DME) and will Medicare cover it?

What is durable medical equipment (DME) and will Medicare cover it?

Durable medical equipment, often abbreviated as DME, refers to a variety of medical devices, supplies and equipment that can help people with chronic health conditions or disabilities. Examples include wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, diabetic supplies, home...
Medicare Advantage Updates and Trends for 2024

Medicare Advantage Updates and Trends for 2024

The recent robust growth of Medicare Advantage plans brings challenges, opportunities, and new regulations for home health agencies. As we head into 2024, here’s a summary of the latest news, updates, and anticipated trends for Medicare Advantage. The Rising...
If You’re on Medicare, You Could Save Money on Drugs This Year

If You’re on Medicare, You Could Save Money on Drugs This Year

Federal law set caps on some spending for seniors who are enrolled in Part D prescription drug plans. Those paying for high-cost medicines will benefit. It’s the best news that few people seem to know about: Prescription drug costs are falling this year for more than...
Does Medicare Cover Heart Disease?

Does Medicare Cover Heart Disease?

February is American Heart Month – a way to bring awareness to heart disease and help spread tips on heart disease prevention. That means now is the perfect time to review some of the facts about cardiovascular disease (CVD), along with tips to combat it. Then...
What is the Medicare ‘Donut Hole,’ or Part D Coverage Gap?

What is the Medicare ‘Donut Hole,’ or Part D Coverage Gap?

The Medicare Part D ‘donut hole’ coverage gap goes away in 2025. Until then, here’s how it works. Nerdy takeaways You enter the donut hole when you and your plan spend a total of $5,030 in 2024. In the donut hole, you pay up to 25% out of pocket for all covered...