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The Medicare 72-hour rule, or 3-day rule, states that all services provided for a Medicare beneficiary within a 72-hour period before, during, or after admittance to a hospital be bundled together as one claim for billin... More »

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When someone with Medicare is in the hospital and is considered under observation care, Medicare's rules treat the cost as an outpatient expense even if it lasts for a few days, and this involves the patient having to pa... More »

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Medicare billing codes are numbers that designate diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures, as well as products, that medical practitioners can provide for Medicaid patients. Health care providers use these codes when... More »

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Medicare billing addresses vary depending on the state in which medical services are provided. Medicare includes a list of state addresses in PDF format on its website. Patients may also call 800-633-4227 for the appropr... More »

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Those turning 65 and still working are eligible for Medicare; however, they are not automatically enrolled because they are not yet receiving Social Security. Instead, they enroll manually during the Initial Enrollment P... More »

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To qualify for full Medicare benefits, the applicant must be age 65 or older and must have worked for at least 10 years, according to AARP. People under age 65 can apply for Medicare under special circumstances. More »

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Any U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident may apply for Medicare. However, eligibility revolves around the applicant’s age, disability or health status and work experience. More »

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