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.
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.
Original Medicare (Parts A & B) and Medicare Advantage (Part C) are two different ways to get Medicare benefits.
Medicare Supplement Plan F and Plan C will not be available to all Medicare beneficiaries starting in 2020. People who turn 65 or become newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020 will not be able to buy Plan F or Plan C.
Your health care needs are personal, and your Medicare choices should be too. Of course you want a plan with the coverage you need. You also want one that’s kind to your pocketbook.
If you’re new to Medicare, you may be wondering what the Welcome to Medicare preventive visit is all about.
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States1. It doesn’t have to be.
Boomers turning 65 in 2015 share a milestone with Medicare. You are becoming eligible for benefits just as Medicare celebrates its 50th year. Medicare may be 15 years younger than you but, what the heck, 65 is the new 45.
Saturday, December 7, 2013, is the last day of Medicare Open Enrollment for 2014 coverage. If you don’t act now, it may be next year before you can make changes to your coverage, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Next year’s Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 – December 7, 2014.