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Does Medicare Cover Pap Smears?

According to the American Cancer Society, women age 21 to 29 should have a Pap smear test to screen for cervical cancer every three years. Women age 30 to age 65 should have a Pap smear test combined with an HPV test every five years. Women over 65 and women... Read more


Plan Your Medicare Health Costs for Retirement

It’s smart to plan ahead for your retirement. Planning health-care costs in particular is important, since those costs may be among the biggest expenses you will have to face after retirement. Learn how to plan for health costs by understanding how much you... Read more


How does Medicare work with other insurance?

Can you have both private insurance and Medicare? With more and more Americans over age 65 still working, coordination of benefits between Medicare and private insurance companies is fairly common. Over 9 million Americans over 65 were working as of January... Read more


Getting Medicare When You’re Married

You're generally eligible for Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) when you turn 65 or receive disability benefits, whether or not you're married. If you're married and haven't worked in a paying job or didn't work enough quarters, you may still qualify for... 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


Medicare in North Carolina

In addition to Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, beneficiaries in North Carolina may be able to choose from a range of Medicare plan offerings. Options may include Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and Medicare Supplement... 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


Does Medicare Cover Shower Chairs?

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, generally doesn’t consider a shower chair to be durable medical equipment. So even if you qualify for Medicare by age or disability, a shower chair doesn’t qualify and would not usually be covered under Original... Read more


Medicare in Georgia

While shopping for Medicare in Georgia, Medicare.com can assist you with finding a plan that best suits your needs. First, you may want to learn what may be available in your state (however, availability of some Medicare plan options can vary from county to... Read more


Can I Switch from Medicare Advantage to Medicare Supplement Insurance?

If you want to change your Medicare plan options, such as switching from a Medicare Advantage plan to a Medicare Supplement plan, there are certain times when you may be able to do so. Changing Medicare plan options works differently depending on which type... Read more



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