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Cuts to Home Health Care Services under Medicare
A new payment method for Medicare providers is making it harder for some home health care patients to receive physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Under the new system, providers are refusing to cover some therapy services.
Free Tax Preparation Help Available for Seniors
Most low- and middle-income Americans qualify for free online tax preparation software, but do not take advantage of it. And anyone over age 60 can use the IRS’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.
Medicare Covers Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Medicare is adding a new outpatient opioid treatment benefit, paying for methadone and related treatment in certain facilities under Part B.
Younger Caregivers Must Plan for Long-Term Care
As baby boomers age, more and more millennials are becoming caregivers. Many are taking on this role while just getting started in their own lives, leading to difficult decisions about priorities. Proper planning can help them navigate this terrain.
Movement to Add Dental Coverage to Medicare
Medicare does not offer much in the way of dental benefits, but advocates for Medicare beneficiaries are arguing for that to change.
What to Look for in Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
Prepaying for your funeral is one way to ease the burden on your family following your death and make sure your wishes are carried out. But pre-paid funeral plans come with risks, so you need to exercise care when purchasing a plan.