Competitive Bidding Program Temporarily Lapses—Expected to Begin Again in 2021

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On January 1, 2019, the durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding program temporarily ended. The competitive bidding program was originally designed to reduce out-of-pocket expenses and help ensure that people with Medicare had access to quality DME, supplies, and services from suppliers they could trust. The program benefited people who had Original Medicare, lived in a competitive bidding area, and needed DME that fell under the competitive bidding program. Read More...

How does Medicare cover mental health services?

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Dear Marci, I am new to Medicare. I have been receiving treatment for depression and anxiety for several years, and have gotten treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Will these services be covered under Medicare? How much will they cost? Beau (Baton Rouge, LA) Read More...

Can I change my Medicare coverage?

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Dear Marci, Last November, during Fall Open Enrollment, I switched into a new Medicare Advantage Plan. I have since realized that I do not want to be a part of this plan. Can I change my Medicare coverage? Read More...