Podcast: How Medicare benefits have changed due to our public health emergency

May 29, 2020

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Clients 65+ and those with certain medical conditions are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19. If they are affected by the virus, you can help them understand their increased Medicare benefits put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In this episode, learn from Jim Sullivan, CPA/PFS, as he answers questions about the changes to Medicare benefits like:

  • What testing and treatment does Medicare cover for COVID-19?
  • How have telemedicine services been expanded? 
  • If a vaccine is approved, will it be covered by Medicare?
  • How have the special rules for Medicare coverage for a skilled nursing facility changed?
  • Can beneficiaries obtain extended supplies of prescription medications?
  • What if out-of-network care is needed?
  • What to consider with Medicare Advantage plans?

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