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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 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 Emergency Room Visits?

If you are injured, suddenly come down with an illness, or have a condition that suddenly gets worse and needs immediate medical care, you may be able to get Medicare Part B to cover an emergency room visit. When Medicare covers an emergency room visit,... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Premarin?

If you're a female Medicare beneficiary, your doctor might prescribe Premarin (conjugated estrogens) to treat symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes or vaginal dryness; it may be used for other health conditions as well, according to the FDA. Medicare... 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

Medicare Coverage of Nebulizer Machines

What is a nebulizer? A nebulizer is a machine that delivers liquid prescription medications in a fine mist you can inhale. Your doctor might prescribe medication to use with a nebulizer to help open your airways if you have certain health problems that... 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

Medicare and Funeral Expenses

Funerals, burial expenses, and death benefits aren’t typically part of Medicare coverage. However, there’s a type of Medicare Advantage plan called a Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) that you can set up to direct unused funds in the account to loved... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Knee Braces?

Medicare Part B covers knee braces when medically necessary as it is considered to be durable medical equipment. To be covered, the brace must first be deemed medically necessary and ordered by your health-care provider. Secondly, the type of brace has to... 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

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