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Health Care Buzz: Glossary of Terms: Medicare’s Working Aged – Part 1

As 10,000 seniors turn 65 daily, the impact to Medicare beneficiaries using healthcare is becoming more critical with Part A/inpatient hospital and skilled nursing home care in jeopardy of becoming insolvent by approximately 2026.

Health Care Buzz: Turning 65: A plan for 2019

As we look to 2019, we have some exciting topics we will be tackling. We would love to hear from you regarding ideas, topics and questions about crazy health care issues because transforming the hassle factor in healthcare through education is the mission of the Patient Financial Navigator Foundation.

Health Care Buzz: Turning 65: A plan for 2019

As we look to 2019, we have some exciting topics we will be tackling. We would love to hear from you regarding ideas, topics and questions about crazy health care issues because transforming the hassle factor in healthcare through education is the mission of the Patient Financial Navigator Foundation.

St. Luke’s hosts health insurance seminar

TWIN FALLS — The open enrollment period for Your Health Idaho is Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. Learn about “Smart Choice Health Insurance Basics” at a seminar presented by Lance Hansen, financial educator at the University of Idaho, and Kyli Gough, community health manager at St. Luke’s. The sessions will be held at the Twin Falls and Jerome hospitals over the next two weeks.

Turning 65: New Medicare Cards & New Challenges

It starts this month! New, safer Medicare cards will begin being mailed to the 58 Medicare million beneficiaries. The Medicare number will no longer be your social security number with an alpha character. It will now be a randomly generated 11-character Medicare Beneficiary Number that looks something like: 1EG4-TE5-MK72. In planning for the change, be sure your address is correct. Use the Social Security webpage or call them if it is not accurate. They are rolled out randomly across the country with Idaho starting in June. Don’t be surprised if your spouse or your neighbor gets a new card and you don’t. It will happen; be patient.

Event will focus on future of Magic Valley health care

TWIN FALLS — A luncheon is planned for next week to explore the next chapter of health care in the Magic Valley.

HealthCare Buzz: Turning 65 — What is a Medicare supplemental insurance plan and why do I need one?

When turning 65, there are many decisions to make related to Medicare coverage options. Looking to the internet will provide excellent search items, with special attention to Medicare’s publication: “Medicare and Me.”

Healthcare Buzz: Turning 65: How does traditional Medicare pay for an inpatient stay?

As the baby boomers continue to peak with turning 65 (starting in 2017-2020), there are many areas where changes will be impacting the new 65 -year-old.’ In this “Turning 65” column, we will address tidbits and educational items to help…