Do you find yourself wondering, “what does Medicare cover?“. Here at MedicareWire is a Medicare insurance consulting agency. We founded MedicareWire after seeing and hearing how confusing and frustrating it is to find, understand, and choose a plan. Our services are free to the consumer., we love helping people learn more about their Medicare benefits. That said, nothing seems to create more confusion than what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t. So, in this section of our blog, you will find a wide range of topics related to Medicare coverage, benefits, eligibility, and more. In our other blog area, we talk about Medicare health insurance.
Quality sleep is an essential part of your health. If you aren't getting good sleep, a potential cause can be sleep apnea, which can interfere with your ability to breathe properly while you sleep. To treat this, your doctor may prescribe a CPAP machine.
If you have Medicare, you might be … [Read more...]
If you have a family history of colon cancer, you might be concerned with getting preventive care to catch any early signs. In this MedicareWire article, we'll explain how Medicare covers preventive care services, like colonoscopies, to detect colon cancer.
What Is A Colonoscopy?
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Original Medicare does not cover expenses related to custodial care assisted living. This includes memory care services, which is common in the case of Alzheimer’s disease.
So, how do people pay for assisted living costs? In most cases, they do it with the assistance of Medicaid and other … [Read more...]
A dermatologist can diagnose and treat skin cancers, melanomas, and other tumors of the skin. And that’s important because more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.
Dermatologists can also manage cosmetic disorders of the skin. This includes … [Read more...]
When your hip joint is damaged or worn, you may need hip replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for a hip replacement. However, hip joint damage can also be caused by rheumatoid arthritis, a hip fracture, and other conditions.
In this MedicareWire article, we'll examine how … [Read more...]
If you have Medicare and you are one of the millions of people that require a wheelchair to get around, you might be wondering if Medicare will pay for an electric wheelchair or a mobility scooter? The answer is yes, but there are limits and conditions.
In this MedicareWire article, we'll explain … [Read more...]
Original Medicare covers medically necessary health services, which does not include gym memberships or other types of fitness services. That's a shame because regular exercise benefits overall health, both physical and emotional. Fortunately, many private Medicare plans do cover fitness programs … [Read more...]
If you have Medicare and you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you might be wondering what's covered and what isn't. Diabetes can be an expensive condition to treat. It often requires a large number of testing supplies.
In this MedicareWire article, we'll be diving into the topic of diabetes and … [Read more...]
Hospital beds are not just for hospital patients. They are available for home use as well. However, a hospital bed is a big medical expense. Thankfully, a hospital bed can be prescribed if your condition requires it, and Medicare will cover it.
In this MedicareWire article, we'll go over some … [Read more...]
When your kidneys stop functioning properly, your body progresses into End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). In most cases, the treatment is dialysis to artificially clean your blood.
In this MedicareWire article, we'll explain how Medicare covers kidney dialysis and other ESRD treatments and who is … [Read more...]
Active addiction to substances, including alcohol, is a disease. And like all diseases, it needs to be treated. For this reason, Medicare classifies addiction treatment as a medically necessary service.
In this MedicareWire article, we'll examine how each part of Medicare covers the different … [Read more...]
If you suffer from abnormal blood pressure, your doctor may suggest that you regularly track your blood pressure with a device called a blood pressure monitor. If you're on Medicare, you might be wondering if a blood pressure monitor is covered. In this MedicareWire article, we'll examine when and … [Read more...]
You never know when a medical emergency will happen. When it does, getting immediate treatment at the nearest emergency room is the best course of action. However, once the danger has passed, you might have another emergency on your hands, the emergency room bill.
In this MedicareWire article, … [Read more...]
At some point in your life, you're likely to consider traveling outside of the United States. Perhaps a vacation in Italy or a cruise to Mexico. When you're planing such a trip, you may wonder if you're still covered by Medicare. The answer is mostly no, but there are exceptions.
In this … [Read more...]
Fertility issues are not an issue for most Medicare beneficiaries. By the age of 65, most of us have either already had kids or didn't want a family. However, Medicare is not just for seniors.
Over nine million people receive Medicare through Social Security and can do so as early as age 18. If … [Read more...]