Medicare In-Depth

Medicare is broad in scale and complex in nature. It comprises an alphabet soup of parts and plans.

Then there are the many policy combinations, eligibility guidelines, and enrollment periods.

We understand Medicare.

Here, we take on common questions and answer them in detail. Our goal is to remove any confusion or doubts you have about Medicare, so you can move forward with making your decision.

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Medicare In-Depth FAQ’s

When and How Should I File a Grievance?

If you are dissatisfied with your Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug plan for any reason, you can choose to file a grievance. A grievance is a formal complaint that you file with your plan. It is not an appeal. Times when you may wish to file a...

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What Services Does Medicare Part A Cover?

Medicare Part A covers the following services: Inpatient hospital care (see Does Medicare Cover Inpatient Hospital Care?): This is care received after you are formally admitted into a hospital by a physician.You are covered for up to 90 days each benefit...

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What is the Cost of Part A?

In Original Medicare, these are the costs related to Part A covered services: If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you should contact your plan to learn about their costs for these services. Read More: Does Medicare Cover...

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Does Medicare Part B Cover Medical Nutrition Therapy?

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can help you better manage certain conditions through dietary counseling and changes to your eating habits.EligibilityMedicare Part B covers MNT services if you get a referral from your primary care provider (PCP), see a...

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Does Medicare Part B Cover Smoking Cessation Counseling?

Smoking cessation counseling can help you quit smoking.EligibilityMedicare Part B covers two smoking cessation counseling attempts each year if you use tobacco. Each counseling attempt includes up to four face-to-face sessions with your provider, for a...

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Does Medicare Part B Cover HIV Screenings?

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system and can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Screening can help determine if you need medical treatment for HIV.EligibilityMedicare Part B covers an annual HIV screening if...

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Does Medicare Part B Cover Lung Cancer Screenings?

Lung cancer generally refers to cancer that forms in the various tissues of the lungs. Lung cancer screenings include an annual Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT, also called low-dose CT) chest scan.EligibilityMedicare Part B covers an annual lung cancer...

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Does Medicare Part B Cover Prostate Cancer Screenings?

Prostate cancer screenings can detect prostate cancer in its early stages.EligibilityMedicare Part B covers one annual prostate cancer screening for all men age 50+. The prostate screening includes:A digital rectal exam (DRE)And, a prostate-specific...

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Does Medicare Part B Cover Colorectal Cancer Screenings?

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer screenings can detect conditions that may lead to colorectal cancer.EligibilityMedicare Part B covers different colorectal cancer screenings, each with separate eligibility...

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Does Medicare Part B Cover Heart Disease Screenings?

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, generally refers to conditions that can lead to heart attack or stroke. Screening blood tests for cholesterol, lipid, and triglyceride levels can detect conditions that may lead to heart...

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Does Medicare Part B Cover Depression Screenings?

Depression is a mental health condition that affects mood. Depression screenings should be conducted by your primary care provider (PCP) or another trusted doctor to ensure that you are correctly diagnosed and treated.EligibilityMedicare Part B covers an...

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