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Medicare Coverage of Substance Abuse

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 21.7 million people, or 8.1% of the population, needed substance abuse treatment in 2015. If you or someone you love is a Medicare beneficiary and needs substance... Read more

Will my younger spouse be eligible for Medicare coverage once I turn 65?

If you’re planning ahead for Medicare for yourself and your spouse, it’s helpful to know some of the basics about Medicare eligibility. You might qualify for Medicare when you turn 65, but your younger spouse might have to wait. Will I get Medicare... 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 Cholesterol Testing?

According to the National Institute of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, in 2010, heart disease was responsible for 32% of all deaths in the U.S. If you are... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living?

If you or a loved one needs help managing the activities of daily life, you may be considering assisted living facilities as an option. Here's what you need to know about Medicare coverage for assisted living. What is assisted living? According to... 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

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 Macular Degeneration?

If you are a Medicare beneficiary and have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, you will be relieved to know that Medicare may cover certain diagnostic tests and treatments for age-related macular degeneration. The drugs and services Medicare may cover... 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 Stair Lifts for the Home?

Various types of durable medical equipment are covered under Medicare Part B. However, equipment and services primarily used for self-help, convenience, or personal comfort don’t fit into Medicare’s definition of medically necessary durable medical... Read more

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