Coverage Articles

Does Medicare Cover Bone Density Tests?

You may have heard about bone density tests, but what is a bone density test and why would you need it? A bone density test can serve as a warning that you're at risk for osteoporosis, or that you already have this disease. Osteoporosis is a disease that... Read more

Does Medicare Cover the Ensure Drink?

The Ensure drink is a brand-name for a nutrition shake which can be used as meal replacement or a meal supplement. According to ensure.com, some Ensure drinks “are designed to provide complete, balanced nutrition to help people maintain or gain a healthy... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Home Health Aides?

Are you enrolled in the Medicare program? In some cases, Medicare may help you pay for the services of home health aides. Typically this coverage is limited, part-time, and short-term. Whether you get your Medicare benefits directly through the federal... Read more

Medicare Dental Coverage for Seniors

When shopping for the best dental plans for seniors, you should consider what services and treatments you might need, the costs of the plan, and what the plan covers. The dental needs of seniors could depend on the condition of their current teeth and their... 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

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

Medicare and Wheelchair Coverage

If you have mobility problems and your doctor recommends a wheelchair or other device to help you get around, Medicare Part B may cover 80% of the allowable charges after you've met your deductible as long as you meet certain eligibility requirements. How... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Nursing Home Care?  

If you or a loved one needs nursing home care, you may have questions about Medicare coverage for your expenses. This article explains what costs Medicare will cover and what options are available for additional help. What nursing home... Read more

Does Medicare Cover a Colonoscopy?

According to the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a colonoscopy is often used as a screening tool for colon cancer and colon polyps. If you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and... 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




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