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Medicare v. Medicaid—Similar Names, Different Benefits

If you’re old enough to remember Peter Pan collars and Sandy Koufax’s perfect game against the Cubs, you probably remember a time before Medicare and Medicaid. These programs were signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965, although the idea of universal, national healthcare dates back to President Truman in the 1940s.

Medicare v Medicaid

Does Medicaid Cover Wound Care Supplies?

Getting the wound care supplies you need is essential to better healing and a faster recovery; but affording these supplies can be difficult for individuals with a low income. However, there’s good news for eligible Medicaid members: Most Medicaid plans cover wound care supplies.

Wound Supplies

What Is Insurance Preauthorization?

If you’ve received medical care and have insurance, you’ve probably heard of insurance preauthorization. It can be a necessary step in getting the supplies or treatment you need to be covered by your insurance plan. But it can also be confusing.

insurance preauthorization

What Is Managed Care Medicaid?

Chances are that if you have Medicaid, you’ve probably heard the term “Managed Care.” If you’re not sure what it means, then it’s time to find out. It’s a pretty important part of your health coverage.

What Is Medicaid Managed Care?