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Does medicare pay for long term care non-acute medical care or custodial care? I'm referring to dementia class patients.
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
Yes: Prescription and money would work.Get a more detailed answer ›
Must have insurance: E.R. Care and hospital care is so expensive in the U.S. That only the wealthy can afford it without insurance. Many people go bankrupt or nearly bankrupt if they have a significant illness with a prolonged (>2 weeks) hospital stay, because the hundreds of thousands of dollars is paid by themselves. When the money runs out, patients can get medicaid-type (medical in california) health "insurance". ...Read more
Insurers are in the: Business of collecting premiums and paying as few claims as possible. Some ask a few questions, deferring an exam, many want not only historical data, an exam, but urine and blood work. If they do not see what they like, you wll not be offered a policy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite possibly: This varies state to state, but most states have programs specifically for autistic individuals that often is independent of family resources and can be especially valuable for very young children and adults with autism. In california, these services are rendered by regional centers. Look up autism or mental health services in the govenment pages of your phone book or online. ...Read more
Yes: 80% covered, you pay 20%.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do medical doctors/nurses/hospitals have legal accountability to me (consumer/customer) or the insurance company?
Lawyer : Talk to your lawyer if you want legal help, this site is addressing medical concerns. ...Read more
See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more
Person getting care: The person getting medical care pays for his doctors, his tests, and his medicines . . . Because he is getting the services. However, as a community and a society, we want to have the healthiest, happiest population possible. So, there are insurance, governmental, and non-profit systems set up to help everybody afford good medical care without causing financial hardship (idealistically speaking!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?
FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more
Financial decision: If a doctor accepts medicare and medicaid there is a set fee that one needs to accept.Medicarepays 80 percent of what is considered acceptable payment. Unfortunately medicaid does not pay any additional amount of that 20 percent that medicare does not pay. If one has a secondary insurance they will generally pay the20 percent. In geriatric medicine most insurers don't pay nearly enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course: Insurance makes a distinction between cosmetic surgery and reconstruction. They will cover the latter but rarely cosmetic. For instance they will cover the reconstruction which is largely cosmetic, for women who lose a breast from cancer. They will cover injuries, and congenital anomalies which might require plastic surgical reconstruction. ...Read more
Not often: This has generally been legislated out of most plans although it was common in the past. Many plans, however, have time limitations so no coverage for many conditions including pregnancy for a period of 4-8 months after signing up to prevent people with no insurance or competing insurance from jumping into a new plan while already having a condition. ...Read more