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Skilled Nursing Care and Medicare

Medicare defines a skilled nursing facility as "a nursing facility with the staff and equipment to give skilled nursing care and, in most cases, skilled rehabilitative services and other related health services." When could I need skilled nursing care? You... Read more

Does Medicare cover hearing tests?

Hearing problems are very common as people age. In fact, one in three people ages 65 to 74 has some degree of hearing loss. That figure jumps to almost half for those 75 and over, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). If you or someone you love... Read more

Will Medicare Cover a Ramp to My Front Door?

If you or someone you love has mobility issues, you may want to install a wheelchair ramp to the front door to make it possible to avoid stairs. Unfortunately, if you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), there is generally no coverage for a... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Knee Braces?

Patients with osteoarthritis may need to wear a knee brace. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear inside the knee joints, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. A knee brace shifts weight off the most damaged part of the knee, reports the... Read more

Does Medicare cover hospice care?

If you’re considering Medicare hospice care for yourself or a loved one, you may be comforted to know that the Medicare hospice benefit is available to help eligible terminally ill beneficiaries and their families with end-of-life issues such as pain... 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

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 Meals on Wheels?

Meals on Wheels is a nationwide meal delivery service for seniors, with more than 5,000 programs operating across the country. Learn more about how Meals on Wheels works and whether Medicare covers this program. Older adults may have trouble getting enough... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Hospital Beds?

Has your doctor recommended that you have a hospital bed in your home to assist with your medical condition? If you are a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), your Part B benefits may cover 80% of the allowable charges... Read more

Medicare and Mail-Order Prescriptions

Many people appreciate the convenience of using mail order prescriptions with their Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. If you currently use a mail-order prescription service or are considering a mail-order pharmacy, here's what you should... Read more




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