Coverage Articles

Does Medicare Cover Compression Socks

Benefits of compression socks Swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem among older people, reports the U.S. National Library of Medicine. If swollen feet is a problem for you, your doctor may recommend compression socks. Compression socks, also... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Gynecology?

Gynecology, often grouped with obstetrics, is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs, according to the National Cancer Institute. Gynecology also specializes in other women’s health... Read more

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 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 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 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 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 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

Medicare and Funeral Expenses

Are you planning ahead and need to know if you can deduct funeral expenses from your taxes? Funeral expenses, burial expenses, and death benefits aren’t typically part of Medicare coverage. However, there’s a type of Medicare Advantage plan called a... 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




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