Editorial| Volume 49, ISSUE 5, P409, September 2010

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      How often is it that a patient tells us that they don't understand how their medical insurance works? When I hear this question, I do my best to explain the facts as I understand them, and then I usually end up instructing my patient to discuss the matter further with our billing manager. Of course, like the tax code, medical insurance can be complicated. In the following editorial commentary, Dr. Kinosian describes some of the intricacies related to the different parts of Medicare coverage. A better understanding of these complexities, I think, could be useful to all of us, patients and providers alike.