Michele Murphy has been an attorney since 1988. She has
practiced primarily in the areas of health care and insurance law. She has
experience both as in-house and outside counsel and has worked in the public
sector as well. She also taught Legal Research & Writing as an adjunct
professor in 2004-05. Michele graduated from Loyola Law School, where she
served as Executive Editor of the Loyola Entertainment
Law Journal and was a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court, Central
District of California. She holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, cum laude, from UCLA.
Articles By Michele Murphy
Drug costs in the Donut Hole (Medicare Part D's coverage gap) have become much less costly.
If you think your Medicare-covered stay in a skilled nursing facility or your services from a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, a home health agency, or a hospice agency is ending too soon, you have the right to request an expedited, or “fast,” appeal if you disagree with the decision.
Patients, caregivers and consumers will find the Internet resources listed below helpful in starting their research on a variety of health-care related issues.
If you are denied Medicare coverage or payment for a hospital stay or doctor's visit, here's how to appeal.
You must request an in-person hearing in writing and you must submit an explanation as to why the hearing needs to be in-person.
If your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan denies a request for drug coverage or reimbursement for a drug under Medicare Part D, you have the right to appeal if you disagree with the Plan's decision. The Evidence of Coverage Booklet As a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan member, you will receive an “Evidence
If you think your hospital discharge is too early, file a fast appeal with Medicare.
Medicare Part C allows you to obtain health care through a "Medicare Advantage Plan," a private insurance plan, rather than deal with Medicare directly.
If your Medicare Advantage Plan denies a request for coverage or reimbursement for health care services under Medicare Part C, you have the right to appeal if you disagree with the decision.