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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 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 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

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 Dental Coverage Explained

Does Medicare cover dental services? If you’re wondering whether Medicare offers dental coverage, the answer is, “It depends.” Dental coverage is limited under Original Medicare, and you won’t be covered for most routine dental services. However,... Read more

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 Bone Density Tests?

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, over 54 million Americans are affected by low bone mass and osteoporosis, placing them at high risk for fractures. If your doctor thinks you are at risk for this condition and recommends a bone density test,... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Pap Smears?

What is a pap smear, and how often is it required? Your Medicare coverage may pay for the cost of a pap smear. The primary goal of a pap smear test is to screen for signs of cervical cancer. During the test, your doctor uses a small spatula-shaped device to... 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 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




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