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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

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

Will Medicare Advantage Cover Dental Care?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seniors have special dental needs as they age. Nearly one third of Americans 65 and older have untreated dental cavities.  Over 70 % of adults ages 65 and older have s periodontal disease,... 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 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 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

For certain medical conditions, health-care providers may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is when you breathe oxygen in a special pressurized chamber. Please note that hyperbaric oxygen therapy has not been clinically proven for the treatment of... 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

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

Does Medicare Cover Pacemakers?

Perhaps you're one of many people who need pacemakers, according to their doctors. But does Medicare cover pacemakers? What is a pacemaker? A pacemaker is a small device placed in your chest to help your heart maintain its proper rhythm, or pace, according... 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




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