Does Medicare Pay for MRI?

Medicare MRI

If your doctor recommends an MRI scan to examine or diagnose a medical issue, you’re going to want to know whether the cost of the scan will be covered by Medicare. MRI scans can cost an average of $2,611 in the U.S., so you don’t want to be stuck paying out of pocket. Fortunately, Medicare has been […]

Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopy?

Medicare Colonoscopy

If you’ve been told by your doctor that you may be at high risk for colorectal cancer, or if you’re approaching an age at which screenings for colon cancer are recommended, then you may be wondering whether or not your Medicare plan will cover a colonoscopy. The good news is that many colonoscopies are covered by Medicare […]

Does Medicare Cover Shingles?

Medicare and Shingles Vaccine

Shingles is a viral disease that affects around 1 million people each year in the U.S. Although it can affect people at any stage of life, it’s most common in people over 50. Since shingles can be more painful the older you get, many Medicare recipients want to know if they’re covered for the shingles vaccine, which […]

Medicare Benefit Period

Medicare Benefit Period

Medicare beneficiaries who are admitted to a hospital for care are covered under Medicare Part A, which covers inpatient care, hospice care, nursing home care, and home health care. Some patients may be covered for additional care with a supplemental Medigap policy or a Medicare Advantage plan, which offers more extensive coverage than Original Medicare. However, Medicare […]

Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture?

Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in which the practitioner uses tiny needles inserted into the patient’s skin to offer pain relief and other health benefits. Acupuncture is typically categorized as alternative medicine, rather than medically necessary care, so it may not be covered by all health insurers. An initial visit will take around an […]

Does Medicare Have Dental Coverage?

Does Medicare Have Dental Coverage

Dental health is an important part of your overall well-being, no matter your age or health status. Dental professionals recommend getting a check-up every six months — or even more frequently depending on your gum health. But regular dental visits can cost $100 or more depending on whether you need X-rays and other preventive services. If you’re […]