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Medicare Handbook, 2016 Edition by Judith A. Stein, Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr.

Medicare Handbook, Edited by Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., Judith A. Stein

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The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s Medicare Handbook is a comprehensive resource for attorneys, advocates, policy experts and health care providers.

The Handbook provides insightful information and practical tips to help Medicare advocates, health and elder rights professionals, and other stakeholders understand Medicare and related issues, obtain coverage, pursue an appeal, and better plan for long-term services and retirement.  It is a one-stop guide to Medicare rules, guidelines, and practices.

Updated annually, the Medicare Handbook includes guidance 
and practical tips from leading experts, including about:

  • Medicare Enrollment and Eligibility 
  • Medicare Coverage in all Care-Settings
  • Medicare Coverage for People with Chronic Conditions
  • Medicare Home Health Coverage and Access to Care 
  • Prescription Drug Coverage    
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Medicare Appeals
  • •    Health Care Reform

In addition, the Medicare Handbook helps readers respond to questions that arise on a regular basis, including:

  • Is it true that I have to show medical improvement in order to get nursing and therapy services for my chronic condition?
  • How do I appeal a Medicare denial for necessary health care?
  • What steps do I need to take in order to receive Medicare covered home health care?
  • What is the Medicare appeal process for a coverage denial of durable medical equipment and supplies?
  • Does my state have to help me enroll in Medicare so that I can get assistance through the Medicare Savings Program?
  • When should I sign up for a Medigap plan?
  • If I am enrolled in Medicare, do I also need to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act?

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