Hey Medicare Nation!
Do you know what "Drop Foot" is?
Foot Drop is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot necessary for walking.
It causes a person to drag the foot and toes, or engage in a high-stepping walk called a "steppage gait."
This increases the risk of falling for individuals.
There are about 70,000 people diagnosed with Food Drop in the State of Florida alone!
I have teamed up with the Freedom to Walk Foundation, to assist them in raising funds for the purchase of WalkAides.
WalkAides are electronic stimulating devices when worn on the calf, sends electric impulses to the affected foot, causing the muscles to contract and lift the foot and leg.
Children and adults are WALKING agian with the help of WalkAides!
The one major problem, is that most medical insurance companies don't cover WalkAides.
Medicare will only cover WalkAides for those diagnosed with "Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury."
Those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebal Palsy, stroke, traumatic brain injuries and complete spinal cord injuries, are not covered by most insurance companies.
How can you help?
A WalkAide costs $5,000 to purchase.
A $5.00 or more donation to the Freedom to Walk Foundation will help children and adults purchase WalkAides.
Please be considerate and donate with your heart!
If you need to update your address, go to www.ssa.org and enroll in a My Social Security Account.
And, if you have a separate Medicare precrption drug plan, be sure to keep that ID card as well.
And….until January 2020, health care providers may use your New Medicare Card or your Social Security number to process claims.
Scammers are out there trying to steal your identity!
Medicare will NEVER call you and ask for Personal Information!
The Government can’t even process Medicare Advantage Plan Changes timely…….they certainly don’t have the staff or the time to call Medicare Beneficiaries. So DON”T trust ANYONE who calls and says they are calling you from Medicare.
Your Insurance Agent, Medicare Advisor or a representative from your Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan will call you …..WITH YOUR PERMISSION!
If someone calls and says they are calling about your New Medicare card…..
HANG UP THE PHONE ON THEM!
If someone calls and says they are from your Medicare Advantage Plan….
Ask them a few questions to make sure they are legit.
Ask them these questions:
If they are from your Medicare Insurance Plan….they should know the answer!
Again……they should have that information documented.
Call the customer service number on the back of your Medicare Insurance Plan card and when a representative answers……ask them if they just contacted you.