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Medicare Part B – 2017 Premium and Deductible Changes

Part B Premium Changes in 2017

Part B premium and deductible changes for 2017 to increase costs Every year about this time The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announce the Medicare Part B premium and deductible for the coming year. They also address changes to the Part A premium although this affects very few people.  Most of the media in a move to drive traffic ...

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Medicare Doc Fix Impacts Your Pocketbook

Medicare Do Fix Reform

Medicare legislation means higher out-of-pocket costs in the future It plays out in congress every year. Doctors are threatened with payment cuts and congress ultimately kicks the can down the road until the next year. These annual cuts were mandated under what was known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The general idea was to keep payments in line with ...

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Medicare Preventative Screenings – No Part B Co-insurance Required

Medicare Preventative Services - Check

Are you taking advantage of all the Medicare preventative screenings available? If you are like most people, you really don’t want to visit your doctor  more than necessary. But what qualifies as necessary? Most people only go to the doctor when they are sick, injured or need to have a prescription renewed. A smaller percentage of people have an annual ...

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