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  • DHHS Programs and Services - Medicaid Information

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    SC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Medicare and Your Mental Health Benefits

    This booklet explains: (1) mental health benefits and who is eligible, and (2) how payments are made in the original Medicare Plan. The document is available only in PDF format. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care

    This booklet explains: (1) Medicare covered skilled care; (2) your rights and protections, (3) where you can get help with questions. This document is available in PDF format. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare.gov - The Official Government Web Site for People with Medicare

    This web site contains government information and a number of government publications for downloading in PDF format, including information about: (1) Medicare eligibility, enrollment and premiums, (2) Medicare claims and appeals, (3) choosing health care providers, nursing homes, personal care homes that take Medicare insurance, (4) deductible, coinsurance and premium amounts, and (5) special programs, including prescription drug assistance programs, that are available to help Medicare Beneficiaries pay for their health care costs, and (6) "Medigap" insurance - finding supplemental insurance policies to cover expenses not paid by Medicare. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare Preventative Services to Keep You Healthy

    Medicare pays for many preventive services. These benefits are described in the Medicare Preventive Services To Help Keep You Healthy publication. The preventive services listed in this publication are: (1) Mammography for breast cancer screening, (2) Pap smears for cervical cancer screening, (3) Tests for colorectal cancer screening, (4) Bone mass measurements for osteoporosis, (5) Diabetes self-management and blood glucose monitoring, (6) Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations. These Medicare benefits can be a key to long lasting good health. Your doctor can help you determine your health risks and need for these preventive screenings. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • What is Medicaid and Who Is it For?

    Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. This web site provides basic information and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Advance Care Planning PDF

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    South Carolina Legal Services - Columbia
  • Medicare Card Replacement

    A website on how to obtain a new Medicare card if your Medicare card is lost, stolen or damaged. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Legal Services - Columbia
  • Power of Attorney PDF

    Spanish Power of Attorney Information Content Detail

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    South Carolina Legal Services - Greenville
  • Prescription Drug Programs For The Needy

    A couple of websites that will help with the cost of prescription medicines. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Legal Services - Columbia