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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS) wants to remind people with Medicare that the program covers mental health services to support them
CMS has announced the release the 2018 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) Early Look Data Brief. This Early Look Data Brief presents key preliminary estimates relevant to the community-dwelling Medicare population in advance of the upcoming MCBS 2018 Survey File LDS release anticipated in June 2020.
Kaiser Family Health Reports Fearful Seniors Are Changing Their Living Wills
Medigap Life Salutes Older Americans Month – May 2020
The first SARS-CoV-2 home diagnostic test was approved on April 21, 2020. The test was developed by Labcorp. The initial plans are to make the test available to healthcare workers.
The test however, can not be used in states such as Maryland, New Jersey, New York, or Rhode Island because those states currently only allow tests to be administered by physicians.
Kaiser Family Health News reports the story in detail here https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-policy-watch/at-home-sars-cov-2-diagnostic-tests-could-be-a-breakthrough-but-what-are-the-limitations/.
We’re still learning about how #COVID19 affects animals, but it appears that people can spread the virus to animals in some situations. Until we know more, limit contact with pets if you are sick or feeling sick. For more info, see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/animals.html.
Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Self-Checker, also known as Clara, can help you decide when to call your doctor if you are feeling sick. Try the symptom checker here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html#cdc-chat-bot-open
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Do you need Medicare Hearing Benefits? Have your needs changed? Now may be a good time to review your Medicare benefits and find out if they fit your needs.
If you have recently moved, it may affect your Medicare
Your prescription needs and budget may change over time. Insurance companies also frequently change what they will cover for prescriptions.
Now may be a good time to review your Medicare benefits and find out if they fit your needs.
Coronavirus Information for Hearing Impaired and in Spanish
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Your prescription drug benefits are important.
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