What does Medicare cover?

While you may have heard that Medicare is broken down into Part A (Hospital) and Part B (Medical), you may still be wondering what exactly do they cover.

Medicare Coverage FAQs

Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture or Chiropractic?

March 31, 2020 /// 69 Comments

Original Medicare offers limited coverage for physical therapy, but does it cover acupuncture and chiropractic? One is in and one is out.

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Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

April 3, 2019 /// 59 Comments

Hearing aids may seem unaffordable to many seniors, leaving them wondering if Medicare covers the costs. And, if not, how will they pay for their hearing aid costs, that can range to several thousand dollars.

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Leaving Employer’s Insurance and Enrolling in Medicare Part B

March 12, 2019 /// 2 Comments

It is more and more common for people to keep working beyond age 65 due to their Employer-Sponsored Insurance. Senior65 generally recommends those over 65 to delay enrolling in Medicare part B if they are offered coverage through work (including spouses work). We all want to stay clear of paying Medicare late-enrollment penalties while avoiding gaps in coverage. This is where Senior65 comes in to make sense of it all.

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Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?

April 1, 2018 /// 50 Comments

Physical Therapy is an alternative treatment before and after surgery to help heal and prevent further injury, as well as, care after a serious illness, such as stroke. Now that it’s defined, does Medicare cover it?

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What Does Medicare Part B Cover?

February 10, 2018 /// 60 Comments

What is Medicare Part B and what does it cover? This is a question that many of people turning 65 ask but struggle to find an answer. Original Medicare is made up of Medicare Part A (which mainly covers hospitalization) and Medicare Part B ( which mainly covers day-to-day medical coverage). This article will explain Part B.

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When Will My Medicare Coverage Start?

January 22, 2018 /// 195 Comments

Understanding when your Medicare Part A and Part B will be effective is important to know so that you can coordinate cancellation of your current insurance and enrollment into Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans

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Does Medicare Cover Cialis?

June 21, 2017 /// 7 Comments

Wondering if Medicare covers Cialis, the sexual performance enhancing drug? The short answer is Maybe. Read more on why.

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Does Medicare Cover Viagra?

June 20, 2017 /// 52 Comments

Wondering if Medicare covers Viagra, the sexual performance enhancing drug? The short answer is Maybe. Read more on why.

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Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?

July 5, 2016 /// 44 Comments

Cataracts are when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, resulting in blurry vision. This condition worsens with age, and can be very uncomfortable. There is surgery available, but since Original Medicare does not cover most general eye care, many wonder does Medicare cover cataract surgery?

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Does Medicare Cover Colorectal Cancer Screenings?

March 29, 2016 /// 5 Comments

Colorectal cancer screenings include several types of tests, including colonoscopies. Each screening has its own type of cost, and some are covered at 100% by Medicare, while others have out of pocket costs.

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