Coverage Articles

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 Replacement Surgery Costs?

Knee replacement surgery, along with hip replacement, are the most common types of surgery for those enrolled in the Medicare program, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries had knee or hip... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Scooters?

If you have mobility issues and are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), your Part B benefits may cover 80% of allowable charges for a power scooter after your Part B deductible is met. You'll have to meet certain eligibility requirements... Read more

Can I Get Medicare Coverage for In-Home Caregivers?

As people age, many choose to stay in their homes rather than move to an assisted living community or other facility. According to a 2012 survey by AARP, about 90% of people 60 or older plan to live in their current homes for the next five to ten years. This... Read more

Vision Care for Seniors: What’s Covered

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment increases rapidly with age among all racial and ethnic groups. The problems are the worst among people older than 75. Vision impairment could... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Gynecology?

Gynecology, often grouped with obstetrics, is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs, according to the National Cancer Institute. Gynecology also specializes in other women’s health... Read more

Will Medicare Help Pay for My Medical Expenses in a Car Accident?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 2 million people are injured in car accidents each year. If you are one of those people, it's normal to wonder how you will pay your medical expenses if you are injured. The good news... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Emergency Room Visit Costs?

Anyone might need to go to the emergency room someday. If you have Medicare Part A and Part B, do you know what share of emergency room costs Medicare may cover? As you may know, emergency room (ER) visits can be expensive. Almost 22% of Americans aged 65... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Tetanus (TDAP) Shots?

If your doctor has recommended that you receive a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (TDAP) shot and you are a Medicare beneficiary, your vaccination may be covered if you are enrolled in a Medicare plan with prescription drug benefits. The Part B program... Read more

Does Medicare cover Palliative Care?

You may have heard about palliative care as part of end-of-life care, such as a hospice provides. But palliative care is also seen as an important part of patient care in general, anytime it’s needed, according to the National Institute of Nursing... Read more




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