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Medicare Advantage

services not covered by Medicare

What kinds of health-related services are not covered by Medicare?

February 28, 2018 – With rare exceptions, Medicare Part A and Part B will not cover the following: routine care for the feet (treatment of foot injuries or… Read more

Q: Will my doctors accept my Medicare card? Which Medicare card should I use when I visit the doctor? A: The answer depends on what type of Medicare coverage you have.

Will all doctors accept my Medicare card? and which card should I use when I visit the doctor?

August 4, 2016 – Q: Will my doctors accept my Medicare card? Which Medicare card should I use when I visit the doctor? A: The answer depends on what type of… Read more

Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

What is the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008?

February 28, 2015 – Q: What is the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008? A: The 2008 legislation, sponsored by Charlie Rangel, a… Read more

file a Medicare appeal

What can I do if Medicare doesn’t cover a service I need?

February 27, 2015 – Q: What can I do if Medicare doesn’t cover a service I need? A: If you are enrolled in Original Medicare and Medicare did not pay for one… Read more

Veterans Aid Attendance Medicare

Is the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit a type of insurance?

February 23, 2015 – Q: Is the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit a type of insurance? A: No, the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit is not an insurance… Read more

how is Medicare funded

How is Medicare funded?

September 14, 2014 – Q: How is Medicare funded? A: Medicare Part A is funded primarily by payroll taxes, which end up in the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.… Read more

Medicare cover dental care

Does Medicare cover dental care expenses?

September 13, 2014 – Q: Does Medicare cover dental care expenses? A: Except in rare cases, Medicare Part A and Part B will not cover dental care, nor do they… Read more