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Original Medicare | Medi-care-eez

Original Medicare | Medi-care-eez

Original Medicare"CMS defines Original Medicare as a fee-for-service health plan that has two parts: Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). After you pay a deductible, Medicare pays its share of the Medicare-approved amount, and you pay your share...

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Specialist | Medi-care-eez

Specialist | Medi-care-eez

Specialist"CMS defines a Specialist as a doctor who treats only certain parts of the body, certain health problems, or certain age groups. For example, some doctors treat only heart problems." - www.medicare.gov"...is a medical professional who is not your primary...

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Primary Care Physician | Medi-care-eez

Primary Care Physician | Medi-care-eez

Primary Care Physician"CMS explains that a Primary Care Doctor/Physician is a doctor who is trained to give you basic care. Your primary care doctor is the doctor you see first for most health problems. He or she makes sure that you get the care that you need to keep...

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Preventative Services | Medi-care-eez

Preventative Services | Medi-care-eez

Preventative Services"CMS defines Preventive Services as Health care to keep you healthy or to prevent illness (for example, Pap tests, pelvic exams, flu shots, and screening mammograms)." - www.medicare.gov"... is a set of Medicare-approved services to prevent...

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Telehealth | Medi-care-eez

Telehealth | Medi-care-eez

Telehealth"CMS defines telemedicine or Telehealth as Medical or other health services given to a patient using a communications system (like a computer, phone, or television) by a practitioner in a location different than the patient's." - www.medicare.gov"...is a...

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Special Enrollment Period (SEP) | Medi-care-eez

Special Enrollment Period (SEP) | Medi-care-eez

Special Enrollment Period (SEP)"CMS defines a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) as a set time when you can sign up for Medicare Part B if you didn't take Medicare Part B during the Initial Enrollment Period because your or your spouse were working and had group health...

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Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) | Medi-care-eez

Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) | Medi-care-eez

Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)"CMS defines IEP or The Initial Enrollment Period as the first chance you have to enroll in Medicare Part B. Your Initial Enrollment Period starts three months before you first meet all the eligibility requirements for Medicare and lasts...

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Premium | Medi-care-eez

Premium | Medi-care-eez

Service Area"CMS defines a Premium as the periodic payment to Medicare, an insurance company, or a health care plan for health or prescription drug coverage." - www.medicare.gov"...is the amount of money you pay for your insurance."facebookinstagramSchedule a visit...

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Medicare Advantage (Part C) | Medi-care-eez

Medicare Advantage (Part C) | Medi-care-eez

Medicare Advantage (Part C)"...often called an all-in-one plan. By transferring your Medicare benefits to the plan, the plan administers hospital, medical services, and most often drug benefits." - www.medicare.gov"....often called an all-in-one plan. By transferring...

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Service Area | Medi-care-eez

Service Area | Medi-care-eez

Service Area"CMS defines a Service Area as a geographic area where a health insurance plan accepts members if it limits membership based on where people live. For plans that limit which doctors and hospitals you may use, it’s also generally the area where you can get...

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Tricare For Life | Medi-care-eez

Tricare For Life | Medi-care-eez

Tricare for life (TFL)"TRICARE For Life is defined as a Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, regardless of age or where you live. TRICARE For Life (TFL) provides comprehensive health care coverage....

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