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Medicare and Lasik Eye Surgery

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary hoping to improve your vision with laser eye surgery, Medicare doesn’t cover this procedure. Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn't cover routine eye or vision care. Medicare Part A and Part B do cover the... Read more

Medicare and Viagra

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, provides limited coverage of prescription drugs. Some drugs, like Viagra, aren't covered by Original Medicare. If you would like coverage for your medications, you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug... 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

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

Does Medicare Cover Chiropractic Exams?

Original Medicare offers limited coverage for chiropractic services, such as chiropractic exams. You may need to pay the full cost of any X-rays, lab tests, or other services ordered by a chiropractor. Medicare covers manipulation of the spine if medically... Read more

Does Medicare Cover a Vasectomy?

If you’re a male Medicare beneficiary who wants to make sure he doesn’t cause a pregnancy, you might be wondering about Medicare coverage of vasectomies. Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, typically doesn’t cover this procedure. If you’re... 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 Stair Lifts for the Home?

Various types of durable medical equipment are covered under Medicare Part B. However, equipment and services primarily used for self-help, convenience, or personal comfort don’t fit into Medicare’s definition of medically necessary durable medical... 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

Does Medicare Cover Tetanus (TDAP) Shots?

If your doctor has recommended that you receive a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (TDAP) shot and you are a Medicare beneficiary, your vaccination may be covered if you are enrolled in a Medicare plan with prescription drug benefits. The Part B program... Read more




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