Transparency in Healthcare Pricing

Is transparent healthcare pricing a fantasy. Jeanne Pinder is working on it. Jeanne mentions… When we first started calling for prices, we actually felt like we were going to be arrested. And that is a problem. It also means she’s on the right track.

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How does Medicare cover Dental?

And the answer is…. not particularly well. It is not uncommon for Medicare Advantage plans to offer some level of dental coverage. We will drill down further on dental options and how complete Medicare Advantage dental coverage is in subsequent posts.

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Medicare Q & A | PBS NewsHour

This article addresses many of the common Medicare enrollment questions: Why later enrollment in supplemental Medicare can cause problems | PBS NewsHour I particularly like this advice regarding Medicare supplement plan selection… The best plan for you depends on how much you have to spend and how comprehensive you want your Medigap plan to be. […]

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 Medicare Advantage do-over period lasts until March 31 

From the Colorado Division of Insurance: Consumer Advisory: Medicare Advantage do-over period lasts until March 31 | Department of Regulatory Agencies Allowed Changes: If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan. You can disenroll from your Medicare Advantage Plan and return to Original Medicare. If you choose to […]

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ACA Plans: High Claim Denial Rates

A study from the Kaiser Foundation, not to be confused with Kaiser health insurance, shows an average of 19% of initial in-network claims are denied in the individual market. Very few denials are appealed and only 14% of appeals result in a change in the claim results… In this report, we analyze transparency data released […]

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What does Medicare cover?

There’s an app for that : Medicare’s What’s Covered App Review – iMedicalApps The primary focus for the app is on the common “what’s covered” preventive services questions. For example, the app will give patients rapid answers to whether or not a mammogram is covered and how frequently they can get them. The app contains […]

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Medicare Clients: Beware Genetic Testing Scan

Here is a warning from United Healthcare.

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Resetting Your Connect for Health Password

Can’t access your account at Connect for Health Colorado? They have special options built into their phone tree just for you. Here are the steps: Call Connect for Health at 855.752.6749 Select options #2 (existing customer) Select option #1 (Password reset) Select option #1 for reset using automated system, select option #2 to speak with […]

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Buying Term Life Insurance Buys Peace of Mind

It’s not a lot of fun, but purchasing life insurance should be part of your “adulting” experience.

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Vitamin C breakthrough: The key to controlling Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure could be in your cupboard

Seems like a good cost/benefit tradeoff – Vitamin C breakthrough: The key to controlling Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure could be in your cupboard Deakin University researchers have found 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily can lower elevated blood sugar levels in people with the condition. In a landmark trial that’s been a decade in […]

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