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Medicare Spending in Orlando

According to a recent article distributed by Forbes.com, Medicare is starting to hold back more money when it comes to paying for medical testing and diagnostics. The article goes into more details regarding how different patient tests and diagnostics are paid for and how they are billed. In short, medical costs across the board have gone up over the last 10 years for all American citizens. Seniors which typically have a need for a larger proportion allocated to medical spending are more and more being left out of the loop. This is because spending on Medicare due to an increased population and a more aggressive national government have forced Medicare cutbacks.

When Medicare decides to cutback its spending, it typically limits its reimbursements to Doctors, Hospitals, Medical Offices, and to Seniors for Medical costs. This is a serious issue because due to the cost of healthcare in recent years many citizens cannot afford these services without government assistance. As always with government spending and Medicare in general, there is typically no rhyme or reason why one service might be cut and another service might be added. These policies are not decided with the individual patient in mind and are typically decided by people who are far removed from the end-patient that is most affected.

To deal with these types of actions, Florida Home Companion and other agencies have set up a care system that is affordable for the average family and affordable to help Seniors that need additional help at home or in their facilities. We service the Orlando and Central Florida area of Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties. Our caregivers can help your loved ones where the government and Medicare can’t. We can help your loved ones with their every day needs, including meal preparation, driving them to destinations and appointments, toileting, bathing, laundry and much more. Medicare can’t always be there for seniors, the money isn’t there for the government to do so. As a private, family-owned company, Florida Home Companion can always be there. We are there to support Seniors in the Orlando area. Our caregivers live in all parts of Orlando, they are courteous, knowledgeable, and willing to help your loved ones with whatever they need.

For more information please check out our website at www.floridahomecompanion.com

For more information on the article that we referenced, please check out the link below:
www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/2013/03/27/medicare-has-stopped-paying-bills-for-medical-diagnostic-tests-patients-will-feel-the-effects/?partner=yahootix

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