When Beverly Dunn called her new primary care doctor’s office last November to schedule an annual checkup, she assumed her Medicare coverage would pick up most of the tab. The appointment seemed like a routine physical, and she was pleased that the doctor spent a lot of time with her. Then, she got the bill for $400, in the mail. Dunn, 69, called the doctor’s office assuming there was a billing error. There was no mistake, she was told-“Medicare does not cover an annual physi
Meet MACRA In April of 2018, we posted an article about MACRA, which is a hot topic this year for the Medicare Supplement industry. Legislation and regulations can often be hard to understand, so we’re going to break it down into small pieces to help you get ready for the changes that will happen January 1, 2020.
What is MACRA? The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a federal law with changes to Medicare Supplement plans in all states, which goes into ef