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Medicare Summary Notice MSN

Your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) Your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) shows Medicare Part A and Part B covered services for people with Original Medicare. It is not a bill. If you receive an MSN, it will list all the Medicare-billed services and supplies from the last 3-month period. Furthermore, it summarizes what Medicare paid and […]

Parkinson Medicare Coverage

Medicare coverage for Parkinson’s Disease includes medications, treatments, and the following therapies: occupational, physical, and speech. We recommend you have Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage in addition to Original Medicare. Furthermore, if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, please choose a plan that includes Part D drug coverage.  You can shop for Medicare Plans […]

2021 Special Enrollment Period

On March 23, 2021, CMS.gov announced a 2021 Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Americans (not on Medicare) can get extended access to new savings through the American Rescue Plan. Your family members will have until August 15 to enroll or re-evaluate their coverage on HealthCare.gov.  For seniors on Medicare, you can qualify for a SEP due to COVID-19 and […]

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Please read this article to discover what diabetic retinopathy is and what Medicare covers. You will learn the following: Medicare and diabetic retinopathy Two stages of diabetic eye disease Diabetic retinopathy risk factors Preventing diabetic retinopathy Treatment options Medicare and Diabetic Retinopathy If you have diabetes, Medicare Part B covers eye exams for diabetic retinopathy. […]

Medicare Macular Degeneration

Medicare Part B covers age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treatment. Furthermore, Medicare covers diagnostic tests for AMD. For people 50 years and older, it’s the leading cause of vision loss. So what is AMD? What is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? AMD is an eye disease that affects the macula (center part) of your retina. It causes […]

Does Medicare cover cataract surgery?

According to Medicare.gov, Medicare does cover cataract surgery “using traditional surgical techniques or using lasers.” Furthermore, if you have cataract surgery to implant an “intraocular lens,” Medicare helps you pay for corrective lenses. For example, Medicare part B pays 80% of the cost for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery. So what is cataract […]

Can I Change My Medicare Advantage Plan Now?

You can change your Medicare Advantage Plan now – from January 1 to March 31. Otherwise, you will need special circumstances to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). If you do not qualify for SEP and it’s past March 31, you will need to wait until the Annual Election Period from October 15 to December 7. Why change […]

Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Sunday, February 28, 2021, the CDC recommended and endorsed the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. Furthermore, it authorized the emergency use of the vaccine for people age 18 and older. Consequently, CNN reports today, “US begins distribution of a third Covid-19 vaccine.”  Up to 4 million doses of the Johnson and […]

Does Medicare Cover Prolia?

Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan may cover the injectable osteoporosis drug Prolia. When you are in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, Medicare Part A can help pay for Prolia. Furthermore, Medicare Part B may cover a home health nurse visit to inject this drug. Medicare Coverage for Osteoporosis Drug Prolia To enroll […]

Medicare Kidney Transplant

Does Medicare pay for a Kidney Transplant? Original Medicare Part A and Part B pay for kidney transplants. Furthermore, Medicare Advantage (Part C) also covers kidney transplants. So what exactly is a kidney transplant? Kidney Transplant Surgery Kidney transplant surgery is a medical procedure to remove a healthy kidney from a donor and transplant it […]