Coverage Articles

Does Medicare cover Palliative Care?

You may have heard about palliative care as part of end-of-life care, such as a hospice provides. But palliative care is also seen as an important part of patient care in general, anytime it’s needed, according to the National Institute of Nursing... Read more

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

Does Medicare Cover Walkers?

Has your doctor or other health-care practitioner recommended you use a walker or other device to help you move around? If you are a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), your Part B benefits may help with some of the costs... Read more

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

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

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

Does Medicare Cover Orthotics?

Your doctor may prescribe orthotic devices, or braces, to support weak joints or muscles. If you have foot pain or other health conditions involving your feet, your podiatrist or other provider might prescribe custom orthotics for your feet. Medicare Part B... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Compression Socks

Benefits of compression socks Swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem among older people, reports the U.S. National Library of Medicine. If swollen feet is a problem for you, your doctor may recommend compression socks. Compression socks, also... Read more

Medicare and Dental Coverage Explained

Does Medicare cover dental services? If you’re wondering whether Medicare offers dental coverage, the answer is, “It depends.” Dental coverage is limited under Original Medicare, and you won’t be covered for most routine dental services. However,... 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




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