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  •  Just Billed 50% For Herself's Free Annual Physicl. (2+ / 0-)
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    BusyinCA, worldlotus

    And her new phys therapy which is 100% covered by her Medicare was billed instead to our state retiree private Medicare Part B plan. Not sure yet how much of that we'll be asked to pay.

    We don't know WTF is up or who we can ask who's not financially invested in the answers.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 08:04:53 PM PDT

    •  Annual physical was billed incorrectly - (4+ / 0-)
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      BusyinCA, worldlotus, tardis10, Rileycat

      Under ACA, that's required to be no co-pay. The doctor's office should adjust their billing.

      Out patient therapy is a Part B expense - with the resultant 20% co-pay. Only in-patient therapy is covered by Part A, and would be 100%.

      One of my family members has Medicare Part A and Part B. Her former employer (she's retired) was charging the equivalent of AARP's supplemental Plan F for her supplement thru them, but the way the retirement plan was set up, she still had a 20% co-pay.

      We took her off the retiree plan and purchased Plan F for her thru AARP. Same cost, but now she's fully covered with NO co-pays.

      The retiree plan also covered meds, however, so we also purchased a Part D plan for her that covers her needed meds well enough that she still comes out even in the long run.

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