National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.5 percent annually from 2018-2027, reaching nearly $6.0 trillion by 2027, according to a report published today by the independent Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Let’s say you go for your annual physical and your doctor recommends that you get a hearing and balance test. Or an electrocardiogram (EKG). Or a Hepatitis B screening. Does your Original Medicare cover these services? Now there’s a quick way to find out, using your smartphone or tablet. It’s Medicare’s new “What’s Covered” app and it’s free. You can use the app right there in the doctor’s office, hospital, or anywhere else you use your phone or tablet.
Most doctors accept Medicare as full payment for their services. But some accept it only for certain services, and others don’t accept it at all. Continue reading “How To Keep Your Medicare Costs Down in 2019” »
New evidence shows that many people with type 2 diabetes test their blood sugar levels too often, which costs hundreds of dollars a year.