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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 Telemedicine?

What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is a general term that encompasses any medical activity involving an element of distance, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Telemedicine includes “virtual” doctor-patient visits and physician... 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 an Echocardiogram?

Each day the average heart beats 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood according to the American Heart Association. But this powerful vital organ is susceptible to disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Macular Degeneration?

If you are a Medicare beneficiary and have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, you will be relieved to know that Medicare may cover certain diagnostic tests and treatments for age-related macular degeneration. The drugs and services Medicare may cover... 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 a Lung Transplant?

Lung transplant surgery replaces a diseased lung with a healthy lung from a deceased donor. Some people get one lung during a lung transplant and some people get two. According to the National Institute of Health, you may be eligible for a lung transplant if... 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

Does Medicare Cover Hospital Beds?

Has your doctor recommended that you have a hospital bed in your home to assist with your medical condition? If you are a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), your Part B benefits may cover 80% of the allowable charges... 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




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