Jaw surgeries are indeed covered by Medicare, as are all medically necessary surgeries. With that said, your out-of-pocket costs after Medicare pays its share can still be significant, especially if your surgery requires a stay in the hospital. In this MedicareWire article, however, we'll help you … [Read more...] about Does Medicare Cover Jaw Surgery?
What Does Medicare Cover?
Both Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans cover most major medical services for their beneficiaries. But, what exactly does that mean? And what about routine care for dental, vision, hearing, and other health needs?
MedicareWire's editors have researched the top 200 Medicare coverage topics people search on Google to create our <em>What Does Medicare Cover</em> series.
An essential part of many Medicare beneficiaries' treatment is durable medical equipment (DME), such as wheelchairs and hospital beds. While Medicare covers most DMEs, it does not cover everything. Unfortunately, knee scooters are one of those DMEs that fall through the coverage cracks.
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...] about Does Medicare Cover CPAP Machines?
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...] about Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living?
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...] about Does Medicare Cover Dermatology?
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...] about Does Medicare Cover Hip Replacement Surgery?
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...] about Does Medicare Cover Electric Wheelchairs?
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...] about Does Medicare Cover Gym Memberships?
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...] about Does Medicare Cover Diabetic Supplies?