Coverage Articles

How Long Will Medicare Pay for a Hospital Stay?

Have you been concerned about how long Medicare will pay for a hospital stay? You might think that the Medicare Part A deductible is an annual cost, tied to the year. In fact, it's tied to the Part A "benefit period," which means it's possible to have to pay... Read more

Does Medicare Cover a Lung Transplant?

Lung transplant surgery replaces a diseased lung with a healthy lung from a deceased donor. Some people get one lung during a lung transplant and some people get two. According to the National Institute of Health, you may be eligible for a lung transplant if... Read more

Medicare Coverage of Nebulizer Machines

What is a nebulizer? A nebulizer is a machine that delivers liquid prescription medications in a fine mist you can inhale. Your doctor might prescribe medication to use with a nebulizer to help open your airways if you have certain health problems that... 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

Medicare and Wheelchair Coverage

If you have mobility problems and your doctor recommends a wheelchair or other device to help you get around, Medicare Part B may cover 80% of the allowable charges after you've met your deductible as long as you meet certain eligibility requirements. How... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Plastic Surgery?

Plastic vs Cosmetic surgery Plastic surgery is not the same as cosmetic surgery, according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Plastic surgery reconstructs facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns and disease. Cosmetic surgery... 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

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 Eyeglasses?

As you get older, you may find that your eyesight isn’t what it used to be, and it’s likely you’ll need corrective lenses at some point. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 92% of adults age 70 and older wear prescription eyeglasses.... Read more

Medicare and Mail-Order Prescriptions

Many people appreciate the convenience of using mail order prescriptions with their Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. If you currently use a mail-order prescription service or are considering a mail-order pharmacy, here's what you should... Read more




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