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Does Medicare Cover Gynecology?

Gynecology, often grouped with obstetrics, is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs, according to the National Cancer Institute. Gynecology also specializes in other women’s health... Read more


What’s the Difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

It might be easy to confuse Medicare and Medicaid. Both are government-administered health-care programs. Both program names begin with the same six letters. It’s worthwhile to know the difference so you can know which program (or both) you may be eligible... Read more


The Medicare Part B Premium

Medicare Part B typically comes with a premium. If you’re new to Medicare or becoming eligible soon, you might be wondering how much your Part B premium will be. The amount can vary depending on your situation. Most people who are eligible for Medicare... Read more


Medicare in Maryland

Medicare beneficiaries in Maryland may enroll in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, as in other states. In fact, most Maryland residents are automatically enrolled in Original Medicare when they turn 65 if they’re already receiving retirement benefits.... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Telemedicine?

What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is a general term that encompasses any medical activity involving an element of distance, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Telemedicine includes “virtual” doctor-patient visits and physician... Read more


Is a WellCare Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan the Same as a Standalone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?

If you're just starting to learn more about Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), you may be wondering what your options are and what the difference is between a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan and a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug... Read more


Medicare Plan Options for People with Low Incomes

Medigap plans, also called Medicare Supplement plans, can be helpful for people with lower incomes, as some Medigap plans cover many of the expenses that Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, does not cover. Such expenses can include copayments, coinsurance,... Read more


Does Medicare Cover an Echocardiogram?

Each day the average heart beats 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood according to the American Heart Association. But this powerful vital organ is susceptible to disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Macular Degeneration?

If you are a Medicare beneficiary and have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, you will be relieved to know that Medicare may cover certain diagnostic tests and treatments for age-related macular degeneration. The drugs and services Medicare may cover... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture?

Are you interested in acupuncture as a complementary health treatment? Studies suggest it may help with pain and various health conditions, though we are only beginning to understand how acupuncture affects the body. Original Medicare, Part A and Part B,... Read more



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