Author Archives: Michael Parks

ALERT: The NEW MEDICARE CARDS – WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS!

ALERT: The NEW MEDICARE CARDS—WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS!! In our March 19th Alert (see below), we reported how the Medicare system has begun issuing new identification cards to all Medicare beneficiaries, by mail, starting in April. The main purpose of the new cards – which will be mailed out over the course of a year […]

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Current Medicare Developments Updated 12/12/17

MORE CURRENT MEDICARE DEVELOPMENTS 10/23/17: (1) Medicare’s Annual “Open Enrollment” Period is Underway, and Help With Choices Is Available; (2) Equitable Relief extended for Beneficiaries Who Had Medicare and Marketplace Coverage. October 15 marked the beginning of Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period — the time when all beneficiaries can choose to join, switch, or drop […]

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NEWS: NEW MEDICARE DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE—The MOON Notice, Part B Equitable Relief, and Powered Wheelchair Claims changes.

Three changes of note in Medicare rules have recently been adopted – two of which are already in effect – which will affect many New Mexico Medicare beneficiaries. The “MOON” Notice:  Starting March 8, hospitals are required to give Medicare patients a written notice when they are in a hospital but not yet officially “admitted.”  […]

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