Original Medicare is managed by the federal government and includes hospital and medical insurance.
All Medicare patients, regardless of their benefits, are entitled to rights and protections.
Federal law enforcement officials arrested 90 people May 13 on suspicion of Medicare fraud.
Those enrolled in Original Medicare are not required to file their own claims for covered services as this is done by doctors and suppliers.
Medicare beneficiaries are signing up for top-rated Medicare Advantage plans now that the Affordable Care Act encourages the industry to offer high-quality benefits to seniors.
Beneficiaries often choose to go with a Medicare supplement plan, also known as Medigap, to help with some of the additional health care costs.
When you elect to enroll in Medicare Part B, your health plan covers services and supplies that are considered medically necessary to treat a disease or condition.
A new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that significant strides are being made in reducing Medicare patient readmissions to hospitals.
After years of hard work, you're reaching the point in life when you're eligible to enroll in Medicare.