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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 – 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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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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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Avoid Expensive Taxi Rides

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Avoid Expensive Taxi Rides

I believe that the client used an ambulance service to go to an appointment with a doctor. The normal rule is that if an ambulance was not used in a life threatening situation, Medicare will not cover or help pay for it.

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SOS: Speaking of Senior – Saved Munster Woman $206.49

SOS: Speaking of Senior – Saved Munster Woman $206.49

It took work over a few months, but I finally got a hospital in Illinois to admit that our client who lives in Munster DOES NOT OWE A BALANCE. I asked and the hospital agreed to send a statement to the client which shows zero balance owed.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – President Trump, Please Scrap LED

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – President Trump, Please Scrap LED

Here is an idea to save millions of dollars and thousands of man hours. Scrap the LATE ENROLLMENT PENALTY for seniors who enroll in a Medicare Part D plan. Here is why.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Encouraging Holiday Message

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Encouraging Holiday Message

When I returned from my Christmas – New Year break, I heard an encouraging holidays message on my phone’s voice mail. It was from a client who used to live in Cedar Lake but now lives in Lowell, Indiana.

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