How do I receive dental care?

July 18, 2022

Dear Marci, 

I recently enrolled in Medicare and learned that Medicare does not cover dental care. Why is this? And how should I receive dental care then? 

-Brody (Dallas, TX) 

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How can I detect hospice fraud?

June 20, 2022

Dear Marci, 

My father began hospice care a few weeks ago. It seems that staff from the hospice agency have been coming to his home less and less, though... Is this hospice fraud? 

-Viraj (Boston, MA) 

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How does Medicare cover hospice care?

June 6, 2022

Dear Marci, 

My mother-in-law has a terminal condition and is nearing the end of her life. I’m helping her figure out the logistics of hospice care but do not know how her Medicare will cover it. How does Medicare cover hospice? 

-Dottie (St. Johns, MI) 

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What is improper billling?

May 23, 2022

Dear Marci, 

I recently applied to the Medicare Savings Program and was enrolled in the QMB program. Can you explain improper billing and how it will affect me now?  

-Henrik (Billings, MT) 

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What is the Medicare Savings Program?

May 9, 2022

Dear Marci, 

It has been challenging to live on a fixed income recently. A friend told me she has the Medicare Savings Program and that it really helps her financially. What should I know about this program?  

-Sabrina (Randleman, SC) 

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How do I file a quality-of-care complaint?

April 25, 2022

Dear Marci, 

My mother recently received a misdiagnosis, resulting in unnecessary and painful treatment. We are so upset about her situation but are not sure what to do about it. Is there anything Medicare beneficiaries can do when they receive poor quality of care?  

-Vincent (Abbeville, SC) 

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How do I file a grievance?

April 11, 2022

 Dear Marci, 

I received a favorable decision on an appeal to my Medicare Advantage Plan to cover the cost of a doctor’s office visit. I had already paid for the cost of the visit out of pocket, and my plan notified me that I would receive a reimbursement. It has been months and I have still not received one. What should I do?  

-Shruthi (Los Angeles, CA) 

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What is an Annual Wellness Visit?

March 28, 2022

Dear Marci, 

My sister just went to her doctor for an Annual Wellness Visit and recommended I do the same. I don’t think I’ve had this type of appointment before, though. What is it and what should I expect?  

-Douglas (Westminster, CO) 

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Does Medicare cover depression screenings?

March 14, 2022

Dear Marci, 

Does Medicare cover depression screenings? I’ve read about how depression is more common in older adults, and I want to be sure I am not missing signs and symptoms.  

-Sara (Chapman, ME) 

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