Articles By: Woodrow Wilcox

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Sloppy Bookkeeping

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Sloppy Bookkeeping

On April 7, 2017, I wrote a letter to a medical service provider who uses a medical billing firm that has really sloppy bookkeeping habits. The client is an elderly man from Michigan City, Indiana.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Ambulance Service was Kind

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Ambulance Service was Kind

There are many rules in the Medicare system. This client got caught by a Medicare rule which caused an ambulance bill for $640 that Medicare would not help to cover. A few years ago, I warned seniors that the federal government would gradually change rules about Medicare to save the federal government money and push more medical costs back onto senior citizens.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – X Ray Firm Never Filed Claim

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – X Ray Firm Never Filed Claim

I phoned the client’s Medicare supplement insurance company to learn what it knew of these claims. It reported that Medicare never sent these claims to it. Then, with our client, I phoned Medicare to learn about these claims. According to the Medicare representative, the x-ray firm never filed the claims with Medicare at all. That is a serious error or fraud.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved Schererville Senior $238

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved Schererville Senior $238

On March 30, 2017, I received good news from a client who lives in Schererville, Indiana. In an envelope was a copy of the letter that she received from a local medical service provider which acknowledged a mistake and informed our client of the corrective action taken.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Think Medicaid Works Well?

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Think Medicaid Works Well?

In 2009, the leader of a think tank in Washington, D.C. asked me to edit a research project which the think tank had sponsored on problems with Medicaid. I was flattered and honored that a think tank based in D.C. noticed my articles on Medicare problems and thought enough of my writing to ask for my help. In that project, I learned much about the problems with Medicaid. Some of them are similar to the problems in Medicare.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Another Complaint Filed

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Another Complaint Filed

Here are the facts. Earlier in the year, the client visited me and we reviewed documents about an unpaid bill. I learned from the client’s Medicare supplement insurance company that it had already paid the bill in question. The insurance company gave me the amount, the date of issuing the check, and the check number.

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Mark Levin speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

My Dispute with Mark Levin

On the issue of free trade and tariffs, Mark Levin is not a Constitutionalist. I am referring to the national radio show host Mark Levin. That’s right! I said it!

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – No Record Found

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – No Record Found

With our client in the office, I phoned Medicare. To our surprise, the medical biller never filed one of the claims with Medicare. The medical biller was telling the senior citizen to pay $433.50 without first filing the claim with Medicare. That’s a violation of Medicare rules.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – 17 Claims Missing

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – 17 Claims Missing

On February 27, 2017, I reviewed a medical bill for a client from Gary, Indiana. The bill sought $261.15 from the client for 17 different doctor visits in 2016 and 2017.

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Proud to Be a Pain

Proud to Be a Pain

Important people in Washington and elsewhere want everyone in America to believe that the federal government can run things better than anyone else. But, if letting the federal government run our health care is such a great idea, why are there so many problems with Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare?

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