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How Is Medicare Eligibility Determined? October 26, 2016

Forest Hills, Queens
How Is Medicare Eligibility Determined?, Queens, New York

Even if it feels like you've been hearing about Medicare all your life, you may not have any idea of what eligibility entails. If have questions about Medicare, Medex Diagnostics and Treatment Center of Forest Hills, NY, can help answer them. Their physicians provide a number of services for seniors and pay special attention to the elderly, and they accept both Medicaid and Medicare.

Knowing who accepts Medicare is one thing, but what about getting it in the first place? First, it's important to understand what type of Medicare we're talking about. There's Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage). Plans such as Part A or B automatically make one eligible for the prescription care of Part D, so let's start with the basics.

medicareAccording to the Social Security Administration, eligibility for Medicare Part A requires the applicant to be of age 65 or older, as well as a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. These people will be eligible at no cost based on one of a few different factors, such as whether or not they receive or are eligible to receive Social Security benefits. Even if none of the requirements are met, they may be able to sign up for Part A through payments of a monthly premium. The same goes for Medicare Part B, which anyone eligible for Part A can enroll in by paying a monthly premium.

There are quite a few specific details involved in Medicare enrollment, and there are also state programs to consider for low-income patients. It may sound complicated at first, but if you're already receiving railroad retirement checks or Social Security benefits, you should receive information a few months before your Medicare eligibility kicks in.

For all other adult medicine concerns, speak with the caring professionals at Medex Diagnostics and Treatment Center. Visit them online for information on their doctors and more, and call them at (718) 275-8900 to schedule both future and same-day appointments. You can also reach them on Facebook and Twitter.