Coverage Articles

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 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

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

Does Medicare Cover My Prescription Medication?

If you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you generally do not have coverage for prescription medication you take at home, unless you are also enrolled in a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage... 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

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

Does Medicare Cover Breast Implants After a Mastectomy?

What is a mastectomy? According to the Mayo Clinic, a mastectomy may be a treatment option for those with early-stage breast cancer or those who wish to prevent breast cancer. A simple mastectomy removes the breast tissue, nipple, areola and skin but not... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Bathroom Safety Devices?

The bathroom can be a dangerous place for an older person. The bathroom is filled with hard surfaces, such as tile and porcelain that can get wet and slippery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nonfatal bathroom injuries... Read more

Can I get Medicare Coverage for My Children?

Generally, most people age 65 and over are eligible for Medicare as long as they are American citizens or legal permanent residents for at least five continuous years. There are also some situations where you might be eligible for Medicare before you turn 65.... Read more




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