Coverage Articles

Does Medicare Cover Lap Band Surgery?

In some cases, Medicare Part B might cover certain bariatric surgeries, such as lap band surgery. What is lap band surgery? Lap band surgery involves placing an inflatable band around the upper area of your stomach, according to the Mayo Clinic. Saline is... Read more

In-Home Health Care under Medicare

Have you just come home from the hospital and need some help at home? In-home health care assistance may be covered for you if you have Medicare. In 2013, about 4.9 million people received home health care assistance, according to a 2014 study published by... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Botox?

What is Botox used for? According to Botox.com and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NIH), Botox, also called Botulinum toxin type A, can treat a variety of cosmetic and medical problems including: Facial wrinkles Severe underarm sweating when... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Counseling?

According to the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Mental Health, almost 18% of all adults in the United States suffer from some type of mental or emotional disorder such as depression or anxiety. If you are enrolled in Original Medicare... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Varicose Veins Treatment?

Varicose veins occur when veins become enlarged, dark purple or blue, and twisted and bulging. This commonly occur in the legs, although they can appear in other body parts.  As the Mayo Clinic explains, under normal circumstances the veins act as one-way... Read more

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 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

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 Eye Exams?

Routine eye and vision exams can be an important part of your overall health care. Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) usually doesn't cover eye exams except in certain cases as described below. This summary of your Medicare benefits will help you... 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




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