Medicare does not cover regular preventive melanoma screenings. However, Medicare will cover a doctor visit to check a mole or other spot on your skin. Medicare will also cover a dermatologist visit for further assessment, if your doctor refers you.
Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Explained
The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period – AEP for short – is a set time each year for changing
your Medicare coverage choices if you choose to. AEP runs from October 15 to December 7.
New coverage choices go into effect on January 1.
Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance plans can both help Medicare beneficiaries get coverage above and beyond what’s offered by Original Medicare (Parts A & B). But each plan works differently and serves a different purpose. It’s important not to confuse them.
Retirement used to be closely linked to turning 65. No more. The full retirement age for anyone born in 1943 or later is at least 66. It’s 67 if you were born in 1960 or later. Full retirement age is the age at which you can receive 100% of your Social Security retirement benefit.
Summer brings sunny days that beckon us outside to play and enjoy. It can also bring periods of high temperatures and high humidity, sending the heat index into dangerous territory. The danger increases with exercise or overexertion. Even a walk, a bike ride or gardening can be risky for some people when it’s too hot.
Medicare covers three main types of outpatient rehabilitation therapy:
Original Medicare a federal health insurance program for Americans aged 65 and older and others with qualifying disabilities. It has two parts – Part A and Part B. Each part covers specific health care services.
When my friend forgets what she was going to say, she gives a glib flip of the wrist, smiles and
says, “Give me a minute.” And sure enough, in a minute or two, she comes out with it.