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Medicare and Gym Membership

The National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging (NIA) recommends that older adults try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity endurance exercise most days of the week for optimal health. Many people find that gym memberships are a... Read more

Medicare and LASIK Eye Surgery

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary hoping to improve your vision with Lasik eye surgery, Medicare doesn’t cover this procedure. What is LASIK eye surgery? According to the Food and Drug Administration, LASIK eye surgery changes the shape of the cornea... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that may be recommended in some situations to treat obesity. Although there are different types, the procedure may involve surgically reducing the size of your stomach, so you will eat less food but feel full... 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 Mental Health?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) about one in five adults, or around 20%, experience mental illness in a given year. Mental health diagnoses include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorders such as... Read more

Does Medicare Pay for Adult Day Care for Dementia Patients?

What is dementia? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for severe mental decline which interferes with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia could include poor... Read more

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

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

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




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