Coverage Articles

Does Medicare Cover Nearsightedness?

What is nearsightedness? Nearsightedness is also known as myopia. It’s an eye condition where near objects appear clearly but distant objects appear blurry, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). Nearsightedness occurs when the eyeball is too long... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Gastric Suction Pump Canisters?

If you are a Medicare beneficiary and your doctor believes that a gastric suction pump is medically necessary to treat your condition, Medicare will usually cover allowable charges for the device and associated supplies. What is gastric suction used... Read more

Does Medicare cover Risperdal?

Risperdal, the brand name formulation of the generic drug risperidone used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, is generally not covered under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), unless you have Medicare Part D prescription drug... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects about 20% of the population in the United States, the National Library of Medicine reported in 2013. Medicare may cover certain services related to GERD. What is gastroesophageal reflux... Read more

Does Medicare Cover a Chronic Cough?

Do you have a chronic cough? It's not always easy to identify the cause, according to the Mayo Clinic, and it can disrupt your sleep and your life in general. Chronic cough is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor, reports a Harvard Medical... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Remeron?

If you have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), treatment with Remeron is generally not covered, unless you are also enrolled in a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan. If you are under a doctor's care... Read more

Can I save money by switching Prescription Drug Plans?

Although Medicare prescription drug coverage is voluntary, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that as of 2017, over 57 million Americans were enrolled in Medicare. Of those, about 27%, or about 15 million, were not enrolled in a... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Farsightedness?

Definition of farsightedness The Mayo Clinic explains that farsightedness (hyperopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects up close may be blurry. Your eye has two parts that help focus what you’re... Read more

Facing New Health Problems? How to Make Sure You Have the Right Medicare Coverage

When your health is good, you might not have to worry about the details of your Medicare coverage. But if you start developing health problems, that's a different story. You might want to take a close look at your Medicare coverage and make sure you have the... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Aldactone?

What is Aldactone? Doctors may prescribe Aldactone to help treat people with hyperaldosteronism, reports the National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus website. This is the name for a condition where the body produces too much of a hormone called... Read more

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