Medicare Part B covers doctor visits, lab tests, preventive screenings and other outpatient health care services. Part B costs include a monthly premium, an annual deductible and coinsurance for most services.
If you have diabetes, you know it’s a day-to-day reality that needs to be attended to. It can feel like a full-time job, but you don’t have to do it alone.
Medicare is not just for when you’re sick or injured. Some Medicare benefits are designed to help you get and stay healthy. Your annual Medicare Wellness Visit is one such benefit you don’t want to pass up. It’s covered by Medicare Part B. You pay no deductible and no copay for the visit.
When you think of health coverage after retirement, you probably think of Medicare. But some people may also have access to retiree health coverage. So, what is retiree health coverage and how does it work with Medicare?
Colonoscopy is a screening test for colon and rectal cancer. During the procedure, the doctor checks for and removes any polyps. A polyp is a small growth on the inside of the colon that can turn into cancer. Removing them helps prevent cancer from developing.
Original Medicare (Parts A and B) helps pay for “medically necessary” care. This means care that’s required to diagnose or treat an illness or condition.
Every year we hold our collective breath waiting to hear what Medicare will cost when January 1 rolls around. The 2019 numbers were announced recently, and this is what we learned about Medicare costs in 2019.
You could have more and better Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) choices for next year. Medicare announced that plans may offer more benefits than in the past.
As part of National Medicare Education Week, we asked leaders from organizations and companies in the health and aging fields about preparing for Medicare Annual Enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the time each year when you can change your coverage choices for the following year. Today we focus on getting the services you need while managing your costs.
Part A, Part B, Part C – learning about Medicare can feel like looking into a bowl of alphabet soup. But to get the coverage that’s best for you, it’s important to know your choices. And that starts with understanding Medicare’s four basic parts.