What's Ailing You: Medicare

Health insurance experts say getting in-home help from a nurse or other health care professional for a specific medical problem is usually covered by Medicare,

Many residents say they have trouble figuring out Medicare.

Many residents say they have trouble figuring out Medicare. (10/15/15)

NORWALK - This week's "What's Ailing You" report looks at Medicare.

Many residents say they have trouble figuring out Medicare.

Health insurance experts say getting in-home help from a nurse or other health care professional for a specific medical problem is usually covered by Medicare, but day-to-day homecare usually is not.

Another source of Medicare confusion has to do with a major change in billing codes that went into effect in October.

Doctor's offices and hospitals are scrambling to sort out a new and complex Medicare diagnosis coding system that will require providers to be more specific about each medical problem.

News 12 Connecticut wants to know "What's Ailing You." You ask the medical question and we'll work to find you an expert's answer. Send your questions by way of Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WhatsAilingYou.

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