Category Archives: Senior Health & Life Insurance

How Medicare plans work with Physical Therapy and the importance of Progress Notes

Medicare’s requirements for documentation are often confusing to rehabilitation therapists and none more so than Progress Reports. In this guide, I will clarify what needs to be included in this document and why Medicare deems it necessary. I will also … Continue reading

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26% of Americans Misunderstand Medicare — and It Could Ruin Their Retirement

When you’re saving for retirement, it’s imperative to consider all costs you’re likely to incur in your later years. Unfortunately, just over a quarter of Americans are laboring under a major misconception about Medicare that’s preventing them from doing that. … Continue reading

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Four Ways to slash your Medicare costs in Retirement

Worried about the price of healthcare later in life? Here are a few easy ways to keep your expenses under Medicare to a minimum. Many seniors who enroll in Medicare are shocked to learn that it’s far from free. In fact, … Continue reading

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Nearly 6 in 10 elderly Medicare recipients concerned about healthcare costs.

At NorthWest Medicare Solutions, We have the experience and knowledge to help you make informed Medicare healthcare decisions. Elderly Americans are worried about their ability to afford healthcare. That’s the result of a new survey of U.S. adults aged 65 … Continue reading

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How to Select the Best Medicare Advantage Plan in 2021

As we approach Medicare’s Annual Election Period for 2021, you will undoubtedly receive a truckload of brochures offering the BEST Medicare Advantage plan. So what is the best Medicare Advantage plan? The best Medicare Advantage plan is generally the one … Continue reading

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Is it Mandatory to Sign up for Medicare at age 65?

Many people who are still working wonder whether it is mandatory to sign up for Medicare at age 65.  Not knowing the proper answer could cost you, literally. So, is it mandatory to sign up for Medicare at age 65? Many people … Continue reading

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Why you should choose Medicare Advantage over Original Medicare

Why you should choose Medicare Advantage over Original Medicare Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare have a lot in common, but there are some major differences worth noting. Since there are pros and cons to each plan, choosing between the two … Continue reading

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How Medicare Advantage plans help you live a healthier life.

How Medicare Advantage Plans Help You Live a Healthier, Better Life Have you heard of Medicare Advantage plans, but still aren’t sure if joining one of them is the right choice for you? Maybe these two words can help: supplemental … Continue reading

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Do People Who Sign Up for Medicare Advantage Plans Have Lower Medicare Spending? – Tables

Table 1. Average Traditional Medicare Spending in 2015 for Beneficiaries who Switched to Medicare Advantage Or Stayed in Traditional Medicare in 2016, After Adjusting for Health Risk Factors Charac… Source: Do People Who Sign Up for Medicare Advantage Plans Have … Continue reading

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What you need to know about MACRA and Medicare

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, is impacting Medicare beneficiaries, doctors, and hospitals. Although MACRA has several components, the most important is its establishment of new ways to pay physicians who work with Medicare beneficiaries.  … Continue reading

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