As a haven for retirees, South Florida is a particularly “target-rich environment” vulnerable to Medicare fraud. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force is responsible for returning over $3 billion to Medicare.
Seniors who drop Medicare to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans, then want to return to Medicare might not be able to purchase supplemental insurance policies, known as Medigap, due to preexisting conditions.
Researching Medicare can be a headache. Part A, Part B, and Part D for prescription drugs. There are Medicare Advantage plans and Medigap coverage. A guide to sorting out Medicare during open enrollment.
To curb identity theft, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing nearly 60 million new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. But scammers see the new cards as an ID theft opportunity.
About one-third of all Medicare beneficiaries, or about 20 million seniors, are enrolled in Medicare Advantage programs. But you need to make sure that your doctors, drugs and rehab facilities are on them.
A 3-year-old girl was admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which the CDC said has reached 386 cases through Tuesday. The condition mainly affects children.
Miami is home to the largest concentration of Obamacare recipients in the U.S., and Democrats are spending millions on TV ads to motivate voters on the issue, certain that healthcare is the top issue to voters.
Baptist Health South Florida and the Medicare Advantage plan of Leon Medical Centers announced Monday that the plan’s approximately 45,000 members can go to some of Baptist’s hospitals starting next year.
This week, Evelio Suarez pleaded guilty in Miami federal court to a money laundering conspiracy while admitting to cashing at least $100 million in fraudulent checks for criminals who ripped off Medicare.
Breast cancer in younger women is often misdiagnosed and is more aggressive because of misperceptions that younger women can’t contract it. Insurance companies typically don’t cover mammograms until you’re 40.
The Trump administration’s proposed change to the public charge rule would deny citizenship to immigrants who use government benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare and SNAP, and may cause Florida kids to lose safety net help.
Health officials recommend adults 50 and older get a new, more effective vaccine for shingles called Shingrix. But it's been in such high demand nationwide that it's caused a shortage for many pharmacies.