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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part B May Not Cover a Hearing Aid, But Part C Might

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

One question many Medicare beneficiaries ask is, “Will Medicare pay for my hearing aid?” The short answer is “No.” Original Medicare does not cover routine hearing exams, hearing aids or hearing aid fittings. Medicare Part B (medical insurance) does cover diagnostic hearing and balance exams if your doctor or other health care provider orders these tests to see if you need medical treatment for a recent injury or illness, such as vertigo or other balance problems.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part A, Benefit Periods and Deductibles

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may be familiar with insurance deductibles. Many homeowners and car insurance policies charge a deductible whenever you file a claim.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part C: The Basics

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you want extra benefits in addition to the coverage offered by Original Medicare (Parts A and B)—all in one plan?

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Should All Men Have Routine PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Ask ten doctors about the PSA test, and you might get ten different viewpoints. The test can help detect prostate cancer in men, but opinions vary as to who should have it and when.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Savvy-Shopper Tips to Help You Get the Most from Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons at the local grocery store? Make it a point to confirm you get all possible discounts when booking hotel reservations? Love getting the senior discount at the movie theater?

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Increases Coverage for Mental Health Care

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 15.8% of adults age 50 and older had a mental illness in 2012. Yet historically, Medicare has paid a smaller share of the cost for mental health visits than for other medical services.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What is a Medicare Medical Savings Account Plan?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A Medicare Medical Savings Account plan (MSA) is a special type of Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). This type of plan may offer the freedom of choice for people who want more control over their health care dollars and decisions. And along with the freedom come some responsibilities.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

The Truth about Your Medicare Part B Premium

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You probably know that your Medicare Part B premium can change each year. Do you know why? Or how the amount is calculated?

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

You May Qualify for Help Paying Your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Costs

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It’s no secret that health care costs are on the rise, especially the cost of prescription drugs. But what may not be well known is that financial help exists to reduce the impact on your wallet.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Emergency Health Care Coverage While Out of Town

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A common concern for older adults is if their health care costs will be covered while traveling out of town, particularly in the event of a health emergency. The answer: “It depends.”