Diabetes care and medicare

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Avatar f tn The plans will still have to provide overall coverage that’s at least as good as traditional Medicare. And they’ll no longer be able to charge more than traditional Medicare for certain critical services, like chemotherapy. Instead, health reform will take strong steps to eliminate waste in Medicare Advantage. While private insurers were supposedly brought into Medicare to reduce costs, they receive 9 to 13 percent more per enrollee than traditional fee-for-service Medicare.
Avatar m tn And also controlling high risk factors like diabetes and hypertension. Home health care will depend on the insurance agency, it may vary, you will need to check with them. You can get a referral from your treating doctor. Regards.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have been reading a lot lately about the side effects of Seroquel. The one that concerns me the most is the diabetes. I am obese and diabetes runs in my family. I even have a brother that is insulin dependent. I am wondering if I should get off this drug? Does the diabetes continue even after the drug is discontinued? Is there another antipsychotic I could take that does not have this side effect? Thank you so much for your time.
Avatar f tn to much scar tissue to heal, and hepatic encephalopathy. i am trying to find a specialist in the philadelphia area that would care for her, and put her on a transplant list. is this possible with only madicare's access plus? please, am i just wasting my time? she has been "clean" for almost a year. is going to mental health. had a tox screen that was clear of unperscribed drugs. she is having so much pain from lactulose that she refuses to take it any longer.
535822 tn?1443980380 Scott Gottlieb, a former senior official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Bush administration, warns that under Obamacare disabled seniors who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid will receive inferior care, according to a report by the New York Post.
Avatar f tn However, you cannot deduct non-medical expenses (like preparing a meal). There is a tax credit for home care, and if you hire someone legally by the book, you can deduct payroll taxes. In general -- and I am being very general here -- it sounds like what you want should be doable for $2000 - $3000 / month in a inexpensive area. There is another option, which is to find someone to live with him. Sometimes you can find a student or someone just starting out who is willing to do it.
131817 tn?1209532911 In the end, though, what we really need is a national health system like Canada's and hopefully, when we get rid of Bush, maybe our next government will do something about this country's scandalous health care system. Hope you're feeling well and receiving the care you need.
Avatar n tn Can he apply for medicaid or disability. My bill is getting taken care of by the state and I figure it's pretty high by now. It's a pain filling out all the forms but worth it. Call your Board of social services offices for your county. Good luck to you.
Avatar n tn I have Type II diabetes and have been told I have fibromyalgia. I get tingling and pain in my arms and legs and low back area and often a burning sensation. My low back and legs become so tender I can hardly stand for anyone to touch them. Is this really fibromyalgia or my diabetes? A couple of months ago I became ill with the flu and was down for nearly a week. My right arm and hand ached a lot. After a few days I noticed my index finger was numb.
Avatar m tn I'm American and was approved for Medicare for the first time about five months ago. I was only approved because without my parents I'd be homeless. My diabetes has caused a deep chronic depression that has left me unable to maintain any real or meaningful relationship, especially outside of my family, and has limited me in several ways that I never expected. My depression has now caused a rift between me and most of the people I know.
Avatar f tn For example, a 58-year-old woman at risk of heart disease could save at least $300 out of her own budget on recommended tests, ranging from diabetes and cholesterol screening, to a mammogram and a flu shot. Research has shown that people tend to skip recommended preventive care if cost is an issue, and even a modest copayment can make a difference. Cost-free prevention was one idea that received widespread support during the contentious health care debate last year in Congress.
850033 tn?1239137014 If you have diabetes and are qualified, you might want to apply for Medicaid and/or work on getting insurance, so you can get the care you need. Good luck and let us know how you do.
Avatar m tn McGlynn and colleagues from the NCI and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, sheds light on the risk factors for HCC and their incidence. They found that diabetes was associated with the greatest percentage of cases (33.5%), followed by alcohol-related disorders (23.9%), HCV infection (20.7%), HBV infection (5.7%), rare metabolic disorders (3.1%), and obesity (2.7%). The findings conflict with conventional wisdom about HCC and its associated risks, said Dr. McGlynn.
Avatar m tn Read on. Medicare is the government assistance program that provides healthcare coverage for the elderly and disabled. The overseers of this program have just announced a list of 10 "reasonably preventable" conditions that will not be covered, including post-operative infections from select procedures, bed sores, injuries resulting from falls, and incompatible blood transfusions.
1478333 tn?1287405134 Wrist fracture-related functional decline was medically as important as factors such as falls and diabetes, according to Northwestern University study authors. Greater public health responsiveness of the impact of wrist fractures is needed, the study concludes, including actions such as bone thickness viewing and treatment of women with osteoporosis, to stop wrist fractures and prompt rehabilitation after a wrist fracture to help improve recuperation. VN:F [1.9.5_1105] please wait...
389974 tn?1331018842 Okay, think about how much your insurance paid last year for your health care (or you paid, or Medicare, or Medicaid), and put yourself in the percentile. Now, lets look at the data in terms of distribution. How much of all health care dollars spent was spent by each percentile group? top 1% 22.7% top 5% 50.2% Without continuing the data, ponder the implications. 50.2% of all health care dollars are consumed by 5% of the population. Continuing the data: top 10% 65.
Avatar n tn I'm lucky because I'm a canadian, our health care is free, and my doc is the endocrinologist. Is it normal for a new adult type 1 to have these problems in the first year?
Avatar n tn My husband, 77, has heart problems, diabetis, kidney (26%) PTS, and high blood pressure.He sees a kidney specialist, a heart doctor, veterans health care, and a private physician. He has medication from all and his medical information is supposed to be shared by all doctors, according to our health Insurance plan. He also has medicare A&B. He has been operated on for prostrate cancer about ten years ago. He does not heal well and watches his diet.
Avatar n tn She had made the changes because of the pressure being put on doctors from Medicare, Medicaid, Pharmacies, and everyone else who doesn't care about the pain, just the side affects. So what! Every drug has side affects that create other problems and side affects, some deadly and worse than hydrocodone. I'm in pain and will do anything to be out of pain. Those who are trying to tell me that I don't need these drugs, or the higher dosage, have probably never been in severe pain.
Avatar f tn All the doctors I have been to don't care about the knots under the skin and then they just try to say they are fatty spots and then when I ask if they can hurt they say no they don't and I try and try to tell them that mine hurt and they don't beleive me and they tried to do a ultra sound on them but couldn't see anything.
Avatar n tn //tinyurl.com/free-diabetes-medication Have you tried asking your care provider for assistance/help?
5536514 tn?1373503602 I had been fatigued for years, had diabetes, low thyroid, cyroglobulinemia (was bleeding under the skin) had low platelets when first dx, never knew how sick I was. That is the sad thing about HCV and cirrhosis. You can be close to death and seem fine til it is too late to treat. I think your doctor is saying that you should treat as soon as you can get into a trial. Is he looking for a trial for you? If you have cirrhosis I wonder why he has not put you on tx now.
Avatar m tn urinary osmolalities, ultrasonography of renal system, etc). Hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing. Kind regards.
Avatar n tn He is paralyzed from a thoracic injury that happened 30 years ago, and has limited use of his arms and hands. He was admitted to our medicare unit a few days ago with 2 Stage IV wounds, one to the left hip and one on the right hip. Since he arrived, he's been demanding his pain meds the very second they're due, attempting to trick staff into an extra PRN dose, calling his doctor constantly for an increase in dosage, arguing every aspect of care, and calling state twice in the four day there.
Avatar f tn just wish we could wind the clock back to the time when we didn't give it a 2nd thought and all functioned as designed so to speak. I do care deeply for him and struggle with finding the best way to help him rather then make things worse with my ideas of what to try next. This shoe scenario truly is the definition of frustration. And as before if you have any suggestions or understanding thoughts from the male perspective I am gratefully eager to hear. Thank you again for your insights!
Avatar f tn Can you tell me what is going on to expand the indications and approval of the anti-VEGF drugs so that there is full Medicare and insurance coverage. Lucentis and Macugen are only FDA-approved for wet AMD, yet these drugs are useful in many other retinal inflammatory conditions, often the only treatment available for these problems, yet insurance won't pay. Of course, they won't pay for Avastin at all and I understand the reason for that, since it would only hurt the profitability of Lucentis.
Avatar f tn If not, we are at Plan B and that is Sovaldi with Copegasus and Pegasus. He saw his primary care doc, and has a script for Zoloft and so in case we go to Plan B, we are ready. I can't tell you how many hours I have spent calling his gastro, talking with his nurse, writing emails providing the info on the clin trials to his doctors, and hours and hours reading and researching. The info you all have provided and the support has giving me the strength to carry on.
Avatar n tn I had headaches for over a year, went through sinus surgery, Imitrex, Relapax, and every acendingly agressive treatment my super primary care doc and I negotiated. Finally, I gave in to him, and tried Topomax. I started with 5omg a day (and at a weight of 198 pound). I was already on Wellbutrin 150 mg twice a day and a diet, by the way,and struggling with depression over my weight.
Avatar n tn This web forum is set up for discussions on issues of type 1 diabetes, and the medication you describe is one used for type 2 diabetes. So we really cannot give you any helpful information about type 2 medications.
Avatar n tn but being on disability, i don't get good care. right now i only got medicare. things that can help are the emergency room where they keep you alive long enough to survive in the same state for a month so as to not be blamed. MY liver actually shows no hardening and works most the time, it just needs to heal somewhat, yes, with damage. but i dont want to lose it. 2 hospitals say i am covered for a transplant, but, what?