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Does Medicare Cover Varicose Veins Treatment?

Varicose veins occur when veins become enlarged, dark purple or blue, and twisted and bulging. This commonly occur in the legs, although they can appear in other body parts.  As the Mayo Clinic explains, under normal circumstances the veins act as one-way... Read more


How to Complete Medicare Enrollment Forms

As you approach the age of 65, you’ll want to make sure you enroll in the Medicare insurance plan that may suit your needs. To do so, you need to know how to sign up for Medicare and which Medicare application forms to complete. Do I need Medicare... Read more


How to Avoid the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Gap, or “Donut Hole”

Most Medicare Part D stand-alone and Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans include a coverage gap in Part D benefits, also known as the Medicare “donut hole.” During this gap in prescription drug coverage, beneficiaries may have to pay a larger... Read more


How Do I Find Hospitals Near Me That Accept Medicare?

If you are a current Medicare beneficiary, or soon to be eligible, you may have questions about how and where you can use your Medicare coverage and which hospitals near you accept Medicare. You may also want to compare hospitals based on certain quality... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery?

Individuals suffering from gender dysphoria may desire gender reassignment surgery. According to the American Psychiatric Association, gender dysphoria involves a conflict between a person’s physical or assigned gender and the gender he or she identifies... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Massage Therapy?

Original Medicare does not cover massage therapy. Services that are not covered by Medicare are the sole responsibility of the patient. Medicare Part B does pay for medically necessary forms of therapy, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and... Read more


Medicare in Colorado

You may want to consider all of your Medicare plan options in Colorado before choosing a plan. This page helps you review what’s available while offering Medicare.com’s plan comparison tool to examine plan pricing options and plan details. About Medicare... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Tetanus (TDAP) Shots?

If your doctor has recommended that you receive a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (TDAP) shot and you are a Medicare beneficiary, your vaccination may be covered if you are enrolled in a Medicare plan with prescription drug benefits. The Part B program... Read more


Does Medicare Cover the Pneumonia (Pneumococcal) Vaccine?  

The pneumonia shot (also called pneumococcal vaccine) is a standard recommendation for anybody who is 65 or older, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. Incidentally, it's also recommended for children who are under five... Read more


Will Medicare cover the costs of my doctor visits?

If you’re on Medicare, you might expect that the program would cover doctor visit costs. Medicare may cover doctor visits if certain conditions are met, but in many cases you’ll have out-of-pocket costs, like deductibles and coinsurance amounts. Doctor... Read more



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