What Is Covered Under Medicare?

Medicare Coverage Information

Figuring out what Medicare will and won't cover can be difficult. We've compiled a list of some of the most commonly answered Medicare coverage questions, below. Learn what sort of procedures, Durable Medical Equipment and benefits Medicare will cover, and under what conditions.

Does Medicare Cover Transportation?

Medicare Part B covers a portion of ambulance transportation costs. Learn more.

Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture Treatments?

Medicare does not cover acupuncture. There are some other forms of therapy that Medicare does help pay for, though they may come with out-of-pocket costs.

Does Medicare Cover Hospice?

Medicare Part A may cover hospice care if you are deemed terminally ill by your regular doctor and your hospice doctor.

Does Medicare Cover SilverSneakers?

Does Medicare cover SilverSneakers? Learn more about Medicare's coverage of this popular fitness program.

Does Medicare Cover Oxygen?

Does Medicare cover oxygen equipment? Learn more about Medicare's coverage for oxygen equipment and accessories.

Does Medicare Cover Walkers?

Medicare Part B covers walkers and other durable medical equipment if they are deemed medically necessary. Learn more about your coverage.

Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care?

Medicare will pay for certain eligible home health care services that are deemed medically necessary by your doctor. Find out what services are covered.

Does Medicare Cover Mental Health?

Medicare covers qualified outpatient and inpatient mental health care services. Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans can help cover your out-of-pocket mental health costs.

Does Medicare Cover Dialysis?

Medicare covers dialysis services for seniors and patients of any age who have End Stage Renal Disease. A waiting period applies for younger ESRD patients.

Does Medicare Cover Cialis?

Medicare Part D does not cover Cialis and other erectile dysfunction medications. Learn more about your options.

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Medicare does not cover the cost of hearing aids, but can help pay for certain diagnostic hearing health exams. Learn more about what is and isn't covered.

Does Medicare Cover Bariatric Surgery?

In instances where weight loss is medically necessary, Medicare covers bariatric surgery and other forms of corrective surgery.

Does Medicare Cover Chiropractic Services?

Medicare Part B covers manual chiropractic services to correct bones in the spine that have come out of position. Learn more about the costs involved.

Does Medicare Cover Lift Chairs?

If you meet certain conditions, Medicare may cover the seat-lift mechanism of your lift chair, but not the actual chair.

Does Medicare Cover Vasectomies?

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) will not cover a vasectomy. If you are looking to have elective sterilization, you may have to pay for it yourself.

Does Medicare Cover CPAP Machines?

Medicare can help cover the cost of a CPAP machine for a 3-month therapy trial. If a doctor states that it helps your sleep apnea, it may be covered longer.

Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams?

Medicare does cover eye exams if a serious vision problem is suspected. Here's what to know before you make your appointment.

Why Does Medicare Cover End Stage Renal Disease?

Medicare coverage for dialysis and kidney transplants for people living with End Stage Renal Disease (ERSD) has been provided in the United States since 1972.

Can Spouses share the same Medicare Supplement policy?

Spouses cannot share the same Medigap policy because they are sold individually. However, some insurance companies may offer a spousal discount.

Medicare Coverage for Male Sexual Health

If you're suffering from erectile dysfunction, penile implant surgery could help. Learn about your coverage options with Medicare.

Does Medicare Cover Mammograms?

Medicare typically covers preventative mammograms, however there are some important exceptions. Learn more to see if mammograms are covered under your plan.

Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopies?

Does Medicare cover colonoscopy costs? Here's everything you need to know about paying for your exam.

Does Medicare Cover Liver Transplants?

Original Medicare covers most of the costs associated with a liver transplant, but it leaves some coverage gaps behind.

Does Medicare Cover Diabetic Supplies?

Medicare Part B covers certain testing equipment and supplies for people with diabetes, including blood glucose test strips and lancet devices.

Does Medicare Cover Chantix?

If your doctor recommends Chantix to help you quit smoking, Original Medicare will not cover the cost of the treatment. Learn more about additional options.

Does Medicare Cover Genetic Testing?

Medicare does not cover genetic testing in most cases. Learn about some of the exceptions.

Resource Center

Medicare Preventive Benefits

As a Medicare beneficiary, you may be eligible for a range of preventive health services. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) provides coverage for the following. Read more

Does Medicare Cover Mental Health?

Medicare covers qualified outpatient and inpatient mental health care services. Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans can help cover your out-of-pocket mental health costs. Read more
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