Do you find yourself wondering, “what does Medicare cover?“. Here at MedicareWire, 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.
What is Covered Under Medicare Advantage Plans?
By law, all Medicare Advantage (MA) plans must provide the same basic healthcare services for inpatient care and outpatient care as Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and Medicare Part B (medical coverage), commonly referred to as Original Medicare. … [Read more...]
Shingles is a contagious viral infection that causes a painful rash and blisters on the skin from a condition known as postherpetic neuralgia (post-hur-PET-ik noo-RAL-juh). It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox in young people. After having chickenpox, the virus … [Read more...]
Medicare covers many common laboratory tests and diagnostics needed to keep you healthy or diagnose a symptom. This includes many blood tests for things like hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), triglycerides, cholesterol, lipids, and most preventive care lab tests. In this … [Read more...]
As people grow older, it’s common for them to suffer from vision-related problems. So, as you’re researching Medicare and all that it offers, you may question if Medicare covers vision services. In this MedicareWire article, we'll explain which vision care service Medicare covers, and those that are … [Read more...]
The National Eye Institute reports the risk of suffering from cataracts increases significantly after the age of 40. For this reason, the number of cataract cases in the United States has increased 20% from 2000 to 2010.
What’s astounding is that by 2050, it is estimated that there will be double … [Read more...]
The flu shot is a preventive care treatment for influenza, a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease for seniors and people with comorbidities. While many health insurance plans make you pay a co-pay for the flu shot if you have Medicare you can get it for free.
In this article, we'll … [Read more...]
One of the most common questions Medicare beneficiaries ask online is, “Does Medicare cover dental?” The answer is no. Medicare does not cover dental care, dental procedures, or supplies offered by dentists. Medicare beneficiaries should not expect coverage for dental services such as cleanings, … [Read more...]
Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?
If you’re covered by Medicare and have an illness or injury that requires physical therapy, you may wonder, “what does Medicare cover?” More specifically, you’ll likely want to know does Medicare cover physical therapy?
In this article, we will look at … [Read more...]
Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams?
With Original Medicare, you have coverage for all of the routine checkups and preventative care you need. But what about your eyes?
If you are wondering if your medicare benefits cover visits to the eye doctor, you might be surprised by the answer:
Original … [Read more...]
Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?
If you're someone who's hard of hearing and in need of financial assistance, you've probably asked yourself this.
After all, hearing aids can be expensive. They require the devices themselves, costly batteries, proper fitment, and it helps to have them … [Read more...]
Does Medicare cover chiropractic costs?
If you've recently injured your back or are struggling with chronic pain, you might find it helpful to go to a chiropractor and receive spinal adjustments. This procedure is useful, but sessions can add up if you're paying out of pocket.
When you're on … [Read more...]
People with dementia often have a hard time comprehending the world around them. They forget easily, so when they are told they will be moving, they don’t remember. As the process begins, they wonder what is going on and become frightened.
If you've been trying to figure out How to Move a Parent … [Read more...]
What Is Hospice Care at Home
Many people wish to spend their final days at home, not in a hospital or assisted living facility. To do that, they need an increasing amount of medical care as they approach their time to pass. While some care may be provided by home health care aides, there’s some … [Read more...]
Nursing homes are expensive with an average cost in the United States of $7,698 per month (2020 average). Most people cannot afford this expense, but they are in desperate need of the services provided by nursing homes (long-term care facilities).
When finances are not put into place for nursing … [Read more...]
As people age, their risk of becoming injured or ill increases, and hospital stays may not always be the best solution for recovery. Being able to be at home for healing is much more comfortable, which can speed up the time it takes to recover. The only issue is that having home health care can be … [Read more...]