Medicare is the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act. Unlike Medicaid, which is a state run program for low-income people, Medicare benefits are not based on the person's financial status."
Medicaid is a program that helps pay for medically necessary medical services for needy and low-income persons. It uses state and federal government money. The Department of Human Services (DHS) runs the Medicaid program in Arkansas."
...Medicare becomes available at the beginning of the month in which a person reaches age 65 who has sufficient quarters of creditable earnings under Social Security, despite whether he or she has retired or is continuing to work. Medicare also becomes available after receiving Social Security disability payments...."
"Find the situation that describes you and learn what you need to do..."
"...Anyone with Medicare Part A and/or Part B can join a Medicare prescription drug plan offered in their area. If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), your plan may also offer drug coverage...."
"We know how important your Medicare is to you and we want to help you protect it. We understand that making decisions about your Medicare can be difficult because of all the options now available to you..."
...Eligibility and Enrollment..."
Arkansans can receive their Medicare benefits either through the normal fee-for-service system or through a Medicare Advantage plan. In the normal fee-for-service system, you may choose any doctor, hospital or health care provider that participates in the Medicare program... People who choose a Medicare Advantage plan receive the same benefits provided under regular Medicare. They must continue to pay their Part B monthly premium in addition to the plan's monthly premium..."
What is a Notice of Medicare Provider Non-Coverage? What if I'm a member of a Medicare Advantage plan? Can I refuse to sign? What if I feel my care should not end on the date given? What if I call after hours or on a weekend? What if I miss the deadline for an immediate review? What happens after I call AFMC?"
Your hospital rights under Medicare If you are on original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, when you are admitted to the hospital, you should get a notice called “An Important Message from Medicare.”"
from GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. As a resident of Arkansas, you have rights under federal and state law that will protect you when you seek to buy, keep, or switch your health insurance, even if you have a serious health condition. This guide describes your protections as a resident of Arkansas.
...there are programs that provide health insurance to some people who cannot afford to buy it on their own. You or your family members may qualify, even if you work. However, these programs have income and asset limits. In Arkansas, the main programs are Medicaid and ARKids First...."
Medicare is a health insurance program for:people age 65 or older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). Medicare has...."
This is the official government booklet with important information about the following: Your rights and protections in the Original Medicare Plan; Your rights and protections in a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Cost Plan; Your rights and appeals in a Medicare drug plan; Where you can get help with your questions...."
A comparison guide that provides information about Medicare Supplemental plans and the companies licensed to sell in Arkansas....."
ORIGINAL MEDICARE PART A BENEFICIARY COSTS..."
The Medicare Rights Center offers many free resources, all in easy-to-follow language, to help people with Medicare and their caregivers understand their rights and options..."
"If you have both Medicare and Medicaid, they work together for you. Medicare pays first, and Medicaid pays last. Medicare has two parts: Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B..."
Many people believe that Medicare will cover the cost of nursing home care. Medicare only pays for nursing home costs under specific guidelines and for a certain number of days..."
These are Arkansas Nursing Homes in cities A - Z."
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