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.
Hospice care involves providing physical and emotional care for a patient who is not expected to live. This care is usually provided at home, and is covered by your Medicare Part A health insurance, however, Medicare also covers approved hospice facilities. To qualify for hospice on Medicare your doctor must first certify that you are […]
Everyone benefits from good nutrition; it helps you to stay healthy and live longer. However, for people with certain diseases and conditions a close watch on nutritional intake is vital, and under certain circumstances Medicare will cover Medical Nutrition Therapy costs. What Qualifies You for Medical Nutrition Therapy You qualify for Medical Nutrition Therapy benefits […]
Anyone that has spent more than a week or two sick or injured in bed knows just how uncomfortable being bedridden can be. Fortunately, there are solutions for patients that need bed sore relief, including air-fluidized beds. Air fluidized beds are therapy beds that provide an ideal healing environment for patients with compromised skin. They […]
Years ago I worked in a very high stress job that caused me to have severe headaches. However, the job came with a very unusual perk; We had a full-time acupuncturist on staff. Once a week I had a thirty minute session with Victor for treatments, including massage therapy, acupuncture, acupressure and electro-acupuncture. He helped […]
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of the aorta resulting in an abnormal widening (ballooning) that’s in excess of 50 percent of the normal diameter. Most arterial aneurysms form in the abdominal aorta below the kidneys. This is called an infrarenal aneurysm. Aneurysms frequently continue to increase in size […]
A Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) helps pay for your prescription drugs. This is not an automatic Medicare benefit. Part D plans are private insurance. You must enroll in a Medicare Part D plan if you want the coverage. In 2020, monthly rates are as low as $18. Medicare Part D does not […]
Great news – whether or not you retire at age 65, you are still eligible for Medicare! If you, or your spouse, are still employed you may have health insurance through that employer. The first step you should take, before you enroll in Medicare, is to talk with your human resources department. You will need […]