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 Post subject: fulltiming and medicare
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:47 pm 
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For the full timers that are on medicare, how do you travel from place to place and still keep your medicare. They are telling my mother-in-law that if she is out of the area for more than 6 months it is considered a move and they will cut her medicare off.

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Who is "they"?


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Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Who is "they"?


The medicare office

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We understand that is the "rules of Medicare". You must declare a "home" location, as the payments for all services are based on the local rates/services & procedures in a particular county in a particular state in the USA. Once you declare your "home" location, it's easy to change by contacting Medicare if you move to another "Home". We spend part of every winter in our winter RV park in AZ, near all our docs & dentist. Emergencies can be dealt with on the road. Our pharmacy chain of choice is Walmart, who's techs do a great job transferring our scripts from store to store.

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The medicare office told her that if she was away from her home for more than 6 months, they would cut off her medicare.

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Does she have "straight" medicare, or does she have a Medicare "replacement"? My guess is that she has opted to use a "replacement", and in that case, the requirements might be true.

Many "replacement" policies are region based where their network of physicians/hospitals are based with the idea that your care will be handled by providers in their network.

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Also if she is going through some state program that may be the problem.

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I'm not exactly sure what she has. I will find out and post back.

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