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Old 09-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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MyMedicare dot gov

DH & I just joined the Medicare ranks. They have a secure site for accessing personalized information regarding your Medicare benefits and services, claim information, keeping track of self reported personal/ family history & printing it out for physician visits, etc. Seems like a handy way of keeping track of things.

I decided I would input dh's history & family history as he's having some medical issues. "MyMedicare" has a check off list of conditions for family. The list has only one cancer option & that is prostate. No option to insert that his mother had colon ca & father kidney ca, or any other cancer, nor, for that matter other pertinent & significant family conditions.

But... get this ... if you know that your parent/relative had cradle cap, crossed eyes, diaper rash, or even erectile dysfunction..... yepper, you can check those boxes & report it @ your next physician visit.

They have a "chat" option. So I chatted with an agent who learned by looking at the site that they no longer (did they @ one time?) have an option to add conditions under "Other". The agent suggested I give feedback @ the end of my "MyMedicare" visit. I agreed. When I clicked on the "Feedback" tab, that basically got me into a bazillion FAQ's. I lost interest in trying to provide feedback.

On the positive side, it is nice to be able to view the "claims" & not have to keep all that paper @ home & hopefully stay current with where one is with deductibles, etc.


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Old 09-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info on medicare family history stuff. In Nov, I'll officially be a card carrying geezer, and will pass on the history input. Like the idea of billing stuff online and up to date.

By the way. reading all the the stuff about various medigap options on this forum, I signed up with USAA. I was long under the impression that it was only for O rates, from my memory of active duty 67 to 70, but again this forum enlightened me that enlisted ranks with honorable service were eligible lately.

Thanks to all those who discussed and provided USAA and medigap options and info. I'll likely sign up for part D via USAA as well for the now 39.99 version which next year will be in in the mid $40 range.

A heck of a difference from my current near $800/month individual policy. with dismal coverage for both health care and meds, though I rarely used them.

Won't know what to do with all the extra disposable money after November.
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