What is Palliative Care?
When the doctor first utters the words hospice or palliative care, many people freeze. No one wants to hear those words used in reference to their loved one. It’s scary and often families have no idea what this means. Instead of ...
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Visit the U.S. government website for information about social security disability by clicking here.
Under code 11.06, Parkinson’s disease is a covered benefit. It is defined as: Parkinsonian syndrome with the following signs: significant rigidity, bradykinesia, or tremor in two extremities, which, singly or in combination, result in sustained disturbance of gross and dexterous movements, or gait and station.
There is a five-step process when determining if someone with Parkinson’s disease qualifies for SSDI:
Medicare can be tricky to figure out. Be sure to visit the government’s official webpage on Medicare by clicking here.
Medicare prescription drug coverage, also known as Medicare Part D, is insurance that covers both brand-name and generic prescription drugs. The prescription drug benefit coverage is provided through third-party companies, known as Prescription Drug Plans (PDP). Coverage is available to those beneficiaries who choose to enroll in a PDP, meet the deductible, and pay a monthly premium. Medicare will then pay for part of the cost of those drugs that are on the chosen plan's drug formulary. Every year, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to enroll in or change their PDP. The Annual Enrollment Period for Part D runs from November 15 to December 31. Coverage then starts in January. Individuals who are already in a plan should decide whether it will be right for them in the coming year; if they do not switch they will remain in their current plans. All plans have different costs and benefits from year to year. It is crucial for all beneficiaries to carefully review their options and make the best choices for the coming year.