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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
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'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
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
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
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,
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
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
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? Medic
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
MRI stands for “magnetic resonance imaging” according to the Mayo Clinic. MRI scans can be used to take detailed images of your organs and tissues and help your doctor diagnose a variety of
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.
If you have an itchy skin rash, an abnormal mole, or an unsightly scar, you may wish to see a dermatologist. According to the American Board of Dermatology, a dermatologist is a physician who ca
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 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
If you find that some day-to-day tasks are becoming too difficult to do alone, a home health aide may be able to help you. A home health aide may assist you in your own home, a group home, or a
Almost 1 out of 3 people in the United States will have cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. While that statistic may be concerning, the good news is that with can
If you have damaged or missing teeth, your dentist may recommend dental implants to replace them. If you're a Medicare beneficiary, your first question may well be, "does Medicare cover d
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 18 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea and it affects men and women equally. If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea and ar
As you get older, your chances of visiting the emergency room go up significantly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at age 65, you have a 51% chance of vi
As you age, you may want to continue living independently at home as long as possible. A medical alert device can allow you to call for help in the event of a fall or other emergency and y
Close to 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in the lifetimes, according to that National Cancer Institute’s 2015 data. Depending on the stage and type of ca
Dermatology is the medical specialty involving skin – including diseases and functions of the skin, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Medicare generally doesn't cover dermatology,
Summary: If you need skilled home health care services from a licensed provider such as a nurse or physical therapist, Medicare Part A and/or Part B typically help cover these expenses if you meet
Summary: You might choose Medicare Advantage plans that offer extra benefits including dental, that Original Medicare generally doesn’t cover. Dental problems can cause excruciating pain and in
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