Coverage Articles

Drugs, Supplies, and Services that Medicare Doesn’t Cover

In general, Medicare doesn’t cover supplies, services, and drugs that are not “medically necessary and reasonable.” Medicare considers services needed for the diagnosis, care, and treatment of a patient’s condition to be medically necessary. These... 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 Podiatry?

Medicare Part B may cover podiatry. Visits to a foot doctor (podiatrist) may be covered, but not for routine foot care. Generally, Medicare Part B covers podiatry when: Your doctor determines that this care is medically necessary – for example, you have... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Compression Socks

Benefits of compression socks Swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem among older people, reports the U.S. National Library of Medicine. If swollen feet is a problem for you, your doctor may recommend compression socks. Compression socks, also... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Walk-In Bathtubs?

Some seniors and disabled people get walk-in bathtubs installed in their homes. Walk-in bathtubs may make access to the tub or shower easier, and may prevent falls, notes the Consumer Affairs website. What is a walk-in bathtub? A walk-in bathtub has a door... Read more

Will Medicare Cover Vitamins and Supplements?

Some people value vitamins and supplements. Health-care providers may recommend certain vitamins and supplements, such as vitamin D and calcium, the National Institutes of Health reports. Medicare doesn't generally cover vitamins and supplements. There may... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

For certain medical conditions, health-care providers may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is when you breathe oxygen in a special pressurized chamber. Please note that hyperbaric oxygen therapy has not been clinically proven for the treatment of... 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

Will Medicare Advantage Cover Dental Care?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seniors have special dental needs as they age. Nearly one third of Americans 65 and older have untreated dental cavities.  Over 70 % of adults ages 65 and older have s periodontal disease,... Read more

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




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