Did you know that Medicare offers a no-cost one-time comprehensive “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit during the first 12 months that you have Part B? This is a free and easy benefit that helps you and your doctor plan for your current and future health. Facts about your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit Free means […]
Many seniors become overwhelmed with the job of managing prescription drugs. Some studies say that the average older adult takes up to five or more medications a day in addition to over-the-counter medications. Here are some ideas to help you manage your medication use: Keep Records of Your Prescription Medications It’s very important that you […]
It’s here! The Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for 2017 started October 15th. Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plan sign up and changes can be done through December 7th. Every calendar year Insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage Plans and/or Prescription Drug Plans may change or eliminate plan coverage benefits, premiums, deductibles and co-payments. The plans are […]
HHS is the acronym for the Department of Health and Human Services. It is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting and regulating the health of all Americans and for providing essential human services. It has jurisdiction over 11 operating divisions and regulatory agencies including: Administration of Children and Families (ACF); Administration on Aging (AoA); […]
A single-payer system is a health care system in which one entity collects all health care fees and pays all health care costs. Generally, single-payer systems are operated and regulated by the government, which sets the rules and decides what gets paid.
The FDA is the acronym for the Food and Drug Administration. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is responsible for protecting and advancing the public???s health and securing the nation???s food supply as well as monitoring and approving the safety of prescription drugs and medical devices.
NIH is the acronym for the National Institutes of Health. It is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and it serves as the nation???s medical research agency. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, awarding grant money to universities and research centers in the […]