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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

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 Dentures?

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn’t cover the cost of dentures or getting fitted for them. Generally, you won’t be covered for routine dental care, including dental cleanings, oral exams, fillings, and extractions. You may be able to get... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Smoking Cessation Treatments?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk for smoking-related diseases and early death. Smoking cessation is beneficial at any age, according to the CDC. Medicare will cover up to... 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 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 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

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

Medicare and Liposuction

In most cases, Original Medicare does not cover cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction. Generally, Original Medicare only offsets the costs of cosmetic surgeries that are required to improve the function of malformed organs or correct accidental... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Walkers?

Has your doctor or other health-care practitioner recommended you use a walker or other device to help you move around? If you are a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), your Part B benefits may help with some of the costs... Read more




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