Author Archives: Kathy Heyman

Current Medicare Developments

Current Medicare Developments—How Future Medicare Cards Will Look; and New MSN Notices for “Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries.” The look and layout of all Medicare cards will be changing, though not starting until next April. The changes are intended to fight against fraud and identity theft. While beneficiaries’ numbers on their cards have long been based on […]

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NATIONAL HEALTH CARE DECISIONS DAY (April 16, 2017) – your decision matters

Join Americans across the country in making future healthcare decisions known to family, friends and healthcare providers.  Share your wishes and complete your advance directive, because…..YOUR DECISIONS MATTER. Learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day and get free information at

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ALERT: ABQ Health Partners to adopt a new name – DaVita Medical Group

ALERT:  ABQ Health Partners to adopt a new name – DaVita Medical Group ABQ Health partners, a multi-specialty health care organization, didn’t even exist a decade ago.  But it has developed into a prominent fixture in the Albuquerque-area medical community, with 15 clinic locations and five urgent care centers (in cooperation with NextCare).  The organization, […]

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Alert: Medicare’s Annual, three month, “General Enrollment Period” and Conditional Applications

ALERT: Medicare’s annual, three month, “General Enrollment Period” began on January 1, for individuals who did not sign up for Medicare when first eligible; it’s also an opportunity for “Conditional Applications” by some.   Most seniors enroll (i.e., sign up) for Medicare around the time they reach age 65.  You have a seven-month period in […]

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Protecting Yourself From ID Theft

Please go to: Protect yourself from ID theft presentation – revised 7.14.16 for a slide presentation on Identity Theft

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Open Enrollment Counseling for Medicare and Health Care Options for 2016

Please go to the following site to view the 2016 Albuquerque open enrollment counseling about Medicare and health plan options:  2016 ABQ SITES Flyers-1

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SCLO in the News

Please go to: SCLO in the News, Scam Article

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Recent CMS Rule Change Regarding Advance Care Planning Under Medicare

  Medicare’s Role in Advance Care Planning: Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) finalized provisions to empower patients and their families regarding advance care planning.  Beginning in 2016, consistent with recommendations from a wide range of stakeholders and bipartisan members of Congress, CMS finalized its proposal that supports patient and family centered care for seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries by enabling […]

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SCLO Establishes Endowment at the Albuquerque Community Foundation

SCLO is pleased to announce that we have established an endowment at the Albuquerque Community Foundation (ACF) and gratefully accept donations to our endowment.  Please contact SCLO’s Executive Director, Ellen Leitzer, at 505-265-2300 for more information or to schedule a meeting. The endowment helps ensure SCLO’s provision of services to needy seniors for years to […]

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