Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
News for Senior and Retired Physicians
Design your practice to meet the needs of your geriatric patients
An e-book from the AMA, Geriatric Care by Design, highlights the unique needs of a physician practice's aging patients through a design and practice management perspective. The e-book format features easy-to-implement ideas and templates that can help you make changes, both big and small, in your practice.
Learn about other e-book titles available through the AMA Bookstore.
Early retirees struggle with gap in health coverage
No matter what your retirement age is, you may start receiving Social Security benefits as early as age 62. Seniors, however, will need to wait until age 65 to be eligible for Medicare. Finding a way to bridge the gap, from being eligible for Social Security but not for Medicare, might be the hardest and costliest challenge for those who want to retire early.
Retirees can no longer count on their employers to provide health insurance until they became eligible for Medicare. Those without company-provided health insurance typically find individual policies prohibitively expensive, with premiums topping over $1,000 a month for family coverage.