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Does Medicare Cover Knee Braces?

Patients with osteoarthritis may need to wear a knee brace. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear inside the knee joints, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. A knee brace shifts weight off the most damaged part of the knee, reports the... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Adult Diapers or Other Incontinence Supplies?

Incontinence is a common problem for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of those age 65 and older and living independently, more than half of women and 25% of men are affected by urinary leakage. Fortunately,... Read more


Medicare Late-Enrollment Penalties

Certain parts of Medicare may have late-enrollment penalties if you don’t sign up when you’re first eligible. These Medicare late-enrollment penalties may apply if you delay enrollment for Medicare Part A, Part B, and/or Part D. Usually, you’re... Read more


What Medicare Plans Does Humana Offer?

The federal government provides Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, but private companies like Humana contract with the Medicare program to offer additional coverage or an alternative way to get your Original Medicare benefits. Medicare plans offered... Read more


Could you lose your Medicare coverage if you recover from your disability?

Do you have Medicare coverage because of a medical disability? If you recover from the health condition that qualified you for Medicare, you might lose your Medicare coverage. However, you will not necessarily lose your Medicare coverage simply because you... Read more


What Types of Medicare Part D Coverage Does UnitedHealthcare Offer?

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary who currently takes prescription medications, you may be wondering if Medicare helps with your prescription drug costs. Prescription drug coverage is available under the Medicare Part D program, and depending on how you get... Read more


Drugs, Supplies, and Services that Medicare Doesn’t Cover

In general, Medicare doesn’t cover supplies, services, and drugs that are not “medically necessary and reasonable.” Medicare considers services needed for the diagnosis, care, and treatment of a patient’s condition to be medically necessary. These... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Patient Lifts?

If you're a Medicare beneficiary who's confined to a bed because of a medical condition, such as a stroke, you may need a patient lift to help you get around your home and perform everyday tasks. Patient lifts can be expensive if you're paying out of... Read more


COBRA Insurance and Medicare

What is COBRA insurance? COBRA refers to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, a federal law that may let you keep your employer group health plan coverage for a limited time after your employment ends or after you would otherwise lose... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Botox?

What is Botox used for? According to Botox.com and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NIH), Botox, also called Botulinum toxin type A, can treat a variety of cosmetic and medical problems including: Facial wrinkles Severe underarm sweating when... Read more



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