Coverage Articles

Does Medicare Cover Pacemakers?

Perhaps you're one of many people who need pacemakers, according to their doctors. But does Medicare cover pacemakers? What is a pacemaker? A pacemaker is a small device placed in your chest to help your heart maintain its proper rhythm, or pace, according... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Hepatitis C Treatment?

If you have hepatitis C and you're on Medicare, you may be wondering if Medicare covers hepatitis c treatment. Medicare may cover a variety of diagnostic services and preventive care for beneficiaries with hepatitis C. Treatment for hepatitis C generally... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Eyeglasses?

As you get older, you may find that your eyesight isn’t what it used to be, and it’s likely you’ll need corrective lenses at some point. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 92% of adults age 70 and older wear prescription eyeglasses.... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that may be recommended in some situations to treat obesity. Although there are different types, the procedure may involve surgically reducing the size of your stomach, so you will eat less food but feel full... Read more

Does Medicare pay for 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. Does Medicare pay for chiropractic exams Medicare... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Bathroom Safety Devices?

The bathroom can be a dangerous place for an older person. The bathroom is filled with hard surfaces, such as tile and porcelain that can get wet and slippery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nonfatal bathroom injuries... Read more

Medicare and Funeral Expenses

Are you planning ahead and need to know if you can deduct funeral expenses from your taxes? Funeral expenses, burial expenses, and death benefits aren’t typically part of Medicare coverage. However, there’s a type of Medicare Advantage plan called a... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Hormone Therapy for Menopause?

Menopause (also called “change of life”) is when a woman has her last menstrual period. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), the average age of menopause is 51. Menopause changes the balance of hormones in a woman’s body, which can... Read more

Does Medicare Cover the PSA Test?

As a Medicare beneficiary, you may be eligible to receive one PSA test, also known as the prostate-specific antigen blood test, which screens for prostate cancer. You can get this test at no cost to you once each year, as long as your doctor accepts Medicare... Read more

Does Medicare Pay for Adult Day Care for Dementia Patients?

What is dementia? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for severe mental decline which interferes with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia could include poor... Read more




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