Coverage Articles

Does Medicare Cover Ambulance Services?

Emergency ambulance services and Medicare coverage Medicare Part B (medical insurance) typically covers ambulance transportation when you've had a sudden medical emergency and your situation is such that: You need to get to a community hospital,... 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 hospice care?

If you’re considering Medicare hospice care for yourself or a loved one, you may be comforted to know that the Medicare hospice benefit is available to help eligible terminally ill beneficiaries and their families with end-of-life issues such as pain... 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 Dialysis?

If you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) and have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), Medicare may cover dialysis treatment you get as an inpatient in the hospital. Medicare may also cover routine, outpatient dialysis treatment at a... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Massage Therapy?

Original Medicare does not cover massage therapy. Services that are not covered by Medicare are the sole responsibility of the patient. Medicare Part B does pay for medically necessary forms of therapy, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and... 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 Dentures?

If you're a Medicare beneficiary who wears dentures or needs them, you might be wondering if Medicare pays for dentures. Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn’t generally cover the cost of dentures or getting fitted for them. Generally, Original... Read more

Does Medicare Cover a Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is caused by a bacterial infection in a tooth and, if untreated, can spiral from a painful toothache to potentially fatal septic shock. Learn how to identify and prevent a dental abscess and whether Medicare covers dental treatment for a... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery?

Individuals suffering from gender dysphoria may desire gender reassignment surgery. According to the American Psychiatric Association, gender dysphoria involves a conflict between a person’s physical or assigned gender and the gender he or she identifies... Read more




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