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Medicare User's Guide 2020

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Discover how to use your Medicare insurance to get maximize coverage
Bill McKendree will explain the basics of Medicare, what each part covers, when to enroll, and how to utilize the insurance benefits. He’ll delve into the “promise vs. reality” of coverage, issues with utilization, and how to aggressively fight to maximize your insurance benefits so they don’t turn out to be worthless. Learn about inpatient vs. outpatient criteria, “admitted” vs. “observation status,” what questions to ask to save thousands of out-of-pocket costs, and ways to become a better patient advocate.

Program Schedule

Medicare System Overview
What Is Medicare?
Who Is Eligible?
When and How Do You Enroll?
Should You Delay Enrollment?
What Are the Various Parts of the Medicare System?
How Do You Use Medicare's Building Blocks?

Medicare Coverage Options
Private Insurance Enhancements to Basic Medicare
Medicare Supplements
Part C Advantage Plans
Part D Drug Plans

Medicare Utilization Issues
Understanding the Requirements for Accessing Benefits
"Promise vs. Reality" Coverage
Admitted vs. Observation Status
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Criteria for Rehab Treatment
How to Become a Better Patient Advocate

Recorded in August 2020.

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William McKendree JD, MPA Pennsylvania Healthcare Benefit Solutions Program
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