Benefit Changes Are Coming to Medicare in 2020
A new year often means a few changes to Medicare. Medicare costs typically fluctuate every year, but how will Medicare benefits change in 2020? Here are a few Medicare benefit changes in 2020 that yo. . .
First-Dollar Coverage Medicare Supplement Plans in 2020
A “first-dollar coverage Medicare plan” refers to a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) plan that doesn’t require you to first satisfy a deductible before your coverage kicks in. In other w. . .
Do I Need a Medicare Supplement Plan?
Original Medicare (Part A and Part B, which are administered by the federal government) covers a wide array of both inpatient and outpatient services and equipment. So do you really need anything e. . .
Does Medicare cover sleep apnea equipment?
Medicare does cover CPAP machine therapy if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea. You may be eligible for sleep apnea treatment options if you are enrolled in Medicare Part B and have been diagnosed w. . .
Medicare and Alzheimer’s Disease
Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance (also called Medigap) do provide medical coverage and help with health care costs for treating Alzheimer’s disease. However, you may still face large out-. . .
Does Medicare Cover Insulin Pens?
Original Medicare’s benefits (Medicare Part A and Part B) are broad and it offers coverage for some medical devices. However, Original Medicare does not cover insulin pens. Some Medicare Part D pr. . .
Medicare to Avoid Spending Cuts in 2017
Medicare will avoid mandatory spending cuts in 2017, according to a report released July 13 by the program’s trustees. The 2016 forecast predicted the trust fund for Part A of the federal Medic. . .
Medicare Part D Coverage Gap: The Donut Hole
If you get your prescription drugs through a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, your plan probably includes a coverage gap (also called the “donut hole”) if you spend a certain range of mon. . .
Does Medicare Cover Prolia?
Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B) may cover injectable osteoporosis drugs like Prolia for women who qualify. If Medicare covers your Prolia treatment, you will typically be required to p. . .
Does Medicare Cover Wigs?
Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not usually cover cancer wigs or other hair prostheses. Original Medicare may cover some aspects of cancer treatment, such as certain screenings and chemot. . .