There are a lot of different kinds of cancers to be aware of as you age, and preventative screenings are important. And if you are diagnosed, chemotherapy and radiation may be part of your treatment plan. Fortunately, Medicare does provide coverage for various cancer-related screenings and health care services.
Some people are eligible to have both Medicare and Medicaid. These people are considered “dual eligible,” and they also qualify to enroll in a special kind of Medicare Advantage plan known as a Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP).
Each year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke. And because the major side of effects from a stroke can include problems with balance, hearing or vision, paralysis, decreased mobility and more, it’s a good idea to understand what Medicare will cover during recovery.
Generally, Original Medicare (Parts A & B) will not help pay for prescription sunglasses, contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, eyeglasses or other corrective lenses may be covered in cases where they are deemed “medically necessary,” such as after cataract surgery.
The best place to start learning about Medicare is with the basics – with Parts A, B, C and D. As the final part of our Medicare Basics series, this blog is about Medicare Part D.
Today, more and more health care providers are offering telehealth services. Telehealth services are virtual visits with a provider using a computer, tablet or phone. Your visit might include audio and video, or just audio, but video may help your health care provider better understand your question, symptoms, concerns and needs.
Medicare Part A costs will vary person-to-person, but for most people, Medicare Part A is premium-free. It still has a deductible, which you pay per benefit period, and it also requires copays for covered services in the hospital, a skilled nursing facility or for hospice.
Mammograms may rival colonoscopies for the least-favorite screening test among women. In spite of this, many women stick to a regular schedule of getting them—and with good reason.
Allergies happen to almost everyone it seems nowadays. Whether it’s seasonal, environmental, food or just a random occurrence, at some point, you may need allergy tests, shots or medication to help with your condition.