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Dental Coverage Under Original Medicare

Original Medicare (Part A for hospital coverage and Part B for medical coverage) typically does not include routine dental coverage, such as dental exams, cleanings, fillings, crowns, and bridg

Medicare Coverage If You’re Disabled

If you qualify for Social Security disability benefits (a monthly benefit to help replace lost wages that result from your permanent disability), you may also qualify for Medicare to cover your me

Medicare and Dental Coverage

Medicare's dental coverage is limited. If you have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you won't be covered for most dental services and supplies, including: Dental exams Routine clean

Medicare Vision Benefits

Regular vision exams are important as you get older. But routine Medicare vision benefits vary depending on the type of plan you have. In some cases, vision care is not covered at all. It's a good

Medicare and Hearing Aids

Do your family members say you're hard of hearing, even if you don't notice it? It may be time to get your hearing checked. Hearing loss can have many causes -- an inherited condition, illness,

Medicare and Cataracts Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Even though they can occur at any age, cataracts are most common later in life--so common th

Medicare Coverage of Therapy and Mental Health Services

Declining health and the challenges of managing multiple diseases can put seniors at risk for mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. If you're struggling with thoughts of suicide or

Medicare Diabetes Coverage

Diabetes is a common medical condition in which the body either doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't respond properly to the insulin it makes. A healthy body uses insulin to process sugars, but

Medicare Coverage of Long-Term Care Hospitals

Long-term care hospitals (LTCH) provide acute care for Medicare patients who need extended or more intensive care. While many traditional hospitals are also "acute care hospitals," LTCHs are licen

Medicare Coverage by Topic

Original Medicare is government-sponsored health insurance that includes Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). It can be confusing to figure out which services Medicare cover

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Medical Equipment Suppliers and Medicare

Medical equipment and supplies cover a vast range of tools and products for hospitals, health-care facilities, and homes. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring systems, glucose meters,

Home Health Agencies and Medicare

If you are homebound and need health care--for example, if you were recently in the hospital for an operation--Medicare might pay for health care at home. Medicare-approved home health agencies ca

Hospitals and Medicare

Many of us may need hospital care at some point in our lives. It's important to understand what type of Medicare hospital coverage you're eligible for and what benefits you're entitled to under Or

Medicare and Knee Replacement Surgery

If your doctor recommends knee surgery, how much will you have to pay if you have Medicare? You might be glad to know that Medicare might cover some of your knee replacement costs. Knee replace

Dialysis Facilities and Medicare

Kidney failure, medically referred to as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), often requires patients to undergo dialysis, either in their own home or at a dialysis facility. Either way, it's important

Does Medicare Supplement Plan F Cover Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been practiced in East Asian countries (such as China) for thousands of years, the National Institute of Health reports. Millions of Americans are treated with acupuncture every year,

Senior Vision Health–What You May Need and What Medicare Covers

Regular eye exams can help maintain your vision and catch problems before they become more serious. However, Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, does not usually cover routine vision services.

Medicare Coverage of Diabetic Services and Supplies

Medicare covers many diabetic services, if they are delivered by a doctor or other provider who accepts Medicare assignment. Medicare also covers a range of common diabetic supplies when they're c

Medicare Vision Screenings

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn't cover much in the way of vision or eye care. Eyeglasses and contacts are not generally covered, unless they are deemed medically necessary when follow

Medicare’s Alcohol-Dependency Counseling and Smoking Cessation Coverage

Medicare health insurance isn't just for doctors' services and inpatient hospital care. Beneficiaries can get help for alcohol- and tobacco-dependency issues whether they're enrolled in Original M

Does Medicare Cover Lift Chairs?

Lift chairs may be partially covered by Medicare if you meet certain requirements. If your doctor believes you might benefit from lift chairs at home, here's what you need to know about how M

Does Medicare Cover Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is nothing new. People have been using it as medical treatment for at least 3000 years, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). What is medical marijuana? Medical mar

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