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San Luis Obispo Attorneys Assisting You with Your Medicare Dispute

The federally sponsored Medicare health insurance program provides coverage for prescription drugs, medical services and hospital care. To qualify for Medicare, you must be:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Younger than 65 but with a disability
  • Diagnosed with ALS
  • Diagnosed with end-stage renal disease

You have the right to appeal any decision made about your Medicare services. If Medicare refuses to pay for an item or service you believe it should cover, you can appeal this decision with the assistance of your attorneys in San Luis Obispo.

What to Do When You Have a Medi-Cal Dispute in California

Medi-Cal is California’s public health insurance program. It is much like Medicare, but is a state-run, not federal, program and can work in conjunction with Medicare. Medi-Cal provides health care services for low-income people — including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women and qualifying individuals with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS. There are income limits to qualify for Medi-Cal. If your income exceeds the limit, you may still be eligible, but you may have to pay for a portion of your healthcare expenses.

If your application for Medi-Cal is denied, it does not mean you are out of options. Everyone has the right to an appeal via a State Hearing. Consulting with an attorney before you appeal can greatly increase your chances of a positive outcome.

Medi-Cal and Long-Term Care

Because Medi-Cal regulations are constantly being changed and updated, it is wise to seek the advice of a San Luis Obispo attorney before applying for benefits — especially for long-term care. Your medical debt relief attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers can assist you in developing a plan that to minimize the Medi-Cal estate recovery, protecting your or your loved one’s home and assets as much as possible.

Contact Us Today to Get Answers

Medicare and Medi-Cal are government programs put in place for your benefit. If you feel these programs are not providing the benefits you are owed, contact James McKiernan Lawyers online or at 805.242.5325 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer in San Luis Obispo to discuss your options. We have more than 30 years of experience helping people work within the system to obtain the benefits they deserve.

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