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Medicare and Lasik Eye Surgery

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary hoping to improve your vision with laser eye surgery, Medicare doesn’t cover this procedure. Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn't cover routine eye or vision care. Medicare Part A and Part B do cover the... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Walk-In Bathtubs?

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn’t consider a walk-in bathtub to be durable medical equipment.  Items primarily used for self-help, convenience, or personal comfort are not, by Medicare’s definition, medically necessary equipment. So a walk-in... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Shower Chairs?

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn’t consider a shower chair to be durable medical equipment. Items primarily used for self-help, convenience, or personal comfort do not fit into Medicare’s definition of medically necessary equipment. So a shower... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Medical Nutrition Therapy?

If you are covered under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may be eligible for medical nutrition therapy services at no cost to you if you meet certain requirements. Here's what you should know. What... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Gynecology?

Original Medicare Part B (medical insurance) covers a number of important gynecological services. You may want to take advantage of the preventative health options available to you as a woman with Medicare. Pelvic exams and Pap tests to check for cervical... Read more

Does Medicare Cover a Vasectomy?

If you’re a male Medicare beneficiary who wants to make sure he doesn’t cause a pregnancy, you might be wondering about Medicare coverage of vasectomies. Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, typically doesn’t cover this procedure. If you’re... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Lap Band Surgery?

In some cases, Medicare Part B might cover certain bariatric surgeries, such as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, more commonly known as lap band surgery. Lap band surgery involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper area of your... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Stair Lifts for the Home?

Various types of durable medical equipment are covered under Medicare Part B. However, equipment and services primarily used for self-help, convenience, or personal comfort don’t fit into Medicare’s definition of medically necessary durable medical... 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 My Back Brace?

Your doctor may prescribe a back brace for various conditions that might cause lower back pain. If your doctor considers a back brace medically necessary to manage or treat your condition, and you're enrolled in Medicare Part B, allowable charges for... Read more




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