Tag Archives: Medicare

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Integrated Care Initiative

Michigan’s Medicaid system is involved in a project to better integrate the care provided to Medicaid recipients who also have Medicare coverage. These recipients are referred to as “dually-eligible.” In an ideal world, it would not make any difference whether your care were covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance. If you had an ingrown toenail or a torn ACL, Read More


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Trust the Government to Do It Right

Why do TEA Partiers and other neo-Cons point to government programs like Medicare, the Postal Service, and Amtrak to “prove” that anything the government tries to do is doomed to failure? In the first place, Medicare is an astonishing success. Just ask any of your relatives who are over 65, and they will tell you how great Medicare is. Government Read More


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The Dreaded Plateau

Medicare does not cover care in a “nursing home,” but it does cover up to 100 days of “skilled care” or rehabilitation. Getting the full 100 days of rehabilitation can be a problem because skilled nursing facilities, or SNFs, will issue a Notice of Medicare Skilled Care Termination as soon as there is any doubt that the patient needs skilled Read More


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Nursing Home Evictions

Nobody wants to go to a nursing home, but for many persons it is absolutely necessary. Once a person has become adjusted to life in a nursing home, a forced move to another nursing home can be further devastating. A change in surroundings for someone whose life is that closed-in can cause long-lasting trauma. This is reflected in federal regulations Read More