• What’s the Advantage of Medicare Advantage?

    The Medicare Advantage program is a way for seniors to obtain Medicare Parts A and B benefits and often Part D as well from a Medicare-approved commercial insurance carrier instead of directly from the government. Medicare Advantage plans are growing rapidly, and there are good reasons for their popularity.

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  • Heading Down the Path to Home-Based Hospital Care

    Healing at home is a trend that’s been quickly gaining speed in developed countries around the world. In the United States, however, health systems that encourage patients who don’t need intensive 24/7 hospital care to opt for home care instead, is being adopted at a slower pace.

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  • Back to School with a Chronic Illness

    Preparation for return to school in the Fall can be stressful for any family. For families dealing with chronic illness in a child, the stresses are magnified.

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  • The ABC’s of DME

    DME is essentially medical equipment paid for by an insurance company. The category includes those items that would be covered by Medicare or other third-party payers. Accordingly, DME requires a physician to write a prescription for the equipment, and a certified supplier must accept the patient’s insurance.

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  • Wearable Devices to Help Patients Sleep Better

    Wrist-band based wearable devices are tools that insomnia sufferers and their doctors can use to help diagnose and treat several sleep problems. These devices detect movement, a measurement referred to by the scientific community as actigraphy.

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