Medicare General Information

This blog section contains Medicare general info. For example, we answer commonly asked Medicare question and update you on general Medicare changes. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you can get Coronavirus tips to stay safe and apply for Medicare Part B from the safety of your home.

Does Medicare Cover COPD senior woman using inhaler

Does Medicare cover COPD?

Medicare does cover Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Part B covers COPD treatment services such as counseling to quit smoking, oxygen equipment, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Part D covers COPD prescriptions such as bronchodilators and steroid inhalers. Read this article to learn more about COPD, including: What is COPD? What Causes COPD? 3 Steps to […]

Medicare Lung Cancer Screening - senior man gets LDCT

Medicare Lung Cancer Screening

Medicare Part B covers a free lung cancer screening every 12 months. You can get a Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) diagnostic screening of your lungs if you meet the eligibility requirements. Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility Before your first lung cancer screening, you must schedule a “lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision-making” visit […]

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Mask Protects You COVID-19

Wearing a Cloth Mask Protects You On November 10, 2020, the CDC reports wearing a cloth mask protects you from COVID-19. Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, the CDC has told Americans to wear a cloth mask to prevent Coronavirus transmission to other people. However, for the first time, the CDC says, “Studies demonstrate that cloth mask […]

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Does Medicare cover Alzheimer’s?

Medicare Part B covers Annual Wellness Visit (AWV), during which your doctor can make assessments for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments. You can get this health risk assessment during the first 12 months of having Medicare Part B. After that, you can get subsequent Annual Wellness Visits every 12 months. Now that you know how […]

Medicare Part A Deductible 2021

Medicare Part A Deductible 2021

Medicare Part A Deductible 2021 In 2021, your Medicare Part A deductible will increase $76 from $1408 in 2020 to $1484 in 2021. You must pay the Part A deductible before Medicare covers your hospital expenses. However, if you do not become a hospital inpatient in 2021, you do not pay the Part A deductible. […]

Medicare Part B Premium 2021 - happy senior couple

Medicare Part B Premium 2021

Medicare Part B Premium 2021 In press release, Medicare Part B premium will increase $3.90 from $144.60 in 2020 to $148.50 in 2021. If you enroll in Medicare Part B after November 1, 2020, you will pay the $148.20 Part B premium in 2021. However, most Medicare beneficiaries will not have this 2.7% Part B […]

Senior Glaucoma Test

Does Medicare Cover Glaucoma?

Medicare Part B does cover Glaucoma Tests says Medicare Part B does cover glaucoma tests once every 12 months if you are at high risk for glaucoma. Medicare considers you at “high risk” if you have one or more of the following: You have diabetes A family history of glaucoma You are African American and age […]

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Medicare Telehealth 2020

Medicare Telehealth in 2020 In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) allowed Telehealth’s expanded use from your home. This change enables seniors to communicate with doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Furthermore, it has led to a significant increase in Telehealth visits. During the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, Telehealth […]