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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 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

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 Cover a Kidney Transplant?

People with kidney failure and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) often have two options: dialysis or kidney transplant. According to the National Kidney Foundation, many people feel that a kidney transplant offers more freedom and a better quality of life than... 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 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

Medicare and Gym Membership

The National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging (NIA) recommends that older adults try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity endurance exercise most days of the week for optimal health. Many people find that gym memberships are a... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Asthma Inhalers?

If you have asthma, you have a lot of company. More than 18 million people – about 7.6% of adults – have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control. You may be wondering if Medicare covers asthma inhalers. Here's some information for... Read more

Does Medicare Cover a Root Canal?

If you've ever had a dental emergency, you might be familiar with the cost of a root canal. Managing the root canal cost (which can be up to $5,000 according to Authority Dental) can be a challenge, especially since Medicare doesn't typically cover... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Chronic Diseases?

Chances are high that you know someone with a chronic disease—or may have one yourself. Persistent, long-term conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease often require ongoing treatment and leave a significant impact on people's everyday... Read more




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