General Medicare Information

This blog section contains general information about Medicare. For example, we answer general Medicare question and update you on Medicare changes. MedicareBob educates you in a series of videos called FAQ Fridays. In these videos, Robert Bache, the owner of Senior Healthcare Direct, answers your Frequently Asked Questions.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we answer more urgent health care questions about Coronavirus Testing, Medicare Telehealth expansion, and more.

Seema Verma CMS approves Section 1135 Wavier

CMS Approves Section 1135 Wavier for 13 States On March 23, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approves Section 1135 Wavier for 13 states. The waiver gives states new “flexibility” to provide needed healthcare services during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. According to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, “These waivers give a broad range […]

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Medicare Parts coverage and cost in 2020

What do Medicare Parts cover and cost in 2020? There are 4 parts of Medicare: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A covers inpatient hospital services. Part B covers outpatient medical services. Part C is Medicare Advantage plan offered by private companies approved by Medicare. Part D provides prescription drug coverage […]

Medicare Telehealth Coverage Expands

Telehealth Coverage expands amid Coronavirus Pandemic New change to Medicare Telehealth due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency. Seniors can now access telehealth services in their homes. On March 17, 2020, CMS Administrator Seema Verma says:  “These changes allow seniors to communicate with their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility so […]

Medicare Questions phone number

Medicare Questions? Call our Phone Number Get answer to your Medicare Questions by calling Senior Healthcare Direct phone number 1-855-368-4717. We will continue to remain open for business during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our customer support team will work remotely from the safety of their home to answer your Medicare questions. For example, we can answer […]

Medicare Part B covers Coronavirus Test

Medicare Part B covers Coronavirus Test Anyone who gets flu like symptoms is advised to call your doctor and get the Coronavirus test. This virus which causes a disease called COVID-19 is covered by Medicare Part B if you get the test on or after February 4, 2020. The Coronavirus test can diagnose or rule […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Once a year Medicare open enrollment period is October 15 to December 7 – also known as Annual Election Period or Annual Enrollment period – anyone with Medicare can make changes to their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year. For example, the next Medicare open enrollment […]

Silver Sneakers Medicare Plans

What is Silver Sneakers? Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program for Medicare beneficiaries 65 years or older. Thus, if your a senior Medicare Plans may pay for Silver Sneakers. Members of Silver Sneakers have access to thousands of gyms, community centers, and other participating fitness location across the nation. As a member you […]

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Medicare For All Plan – Biden, Warren, Sanders

Medicare For All Plan – Biden, Warren, Sanders Which Medicare For All plan would you vote for? We’ll take a close look at each democratic candidate’s healthcare plan: Joe Bidden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. Visit our Facebook page and let us know which plan you would vote for. Bernie Sander’s Medicare For All Plan […]