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How Does Medicare Cover Multiple Sclerosis Treatment?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that requires a lot of effort to keep up with. Since we currently don’t have a cure, the only real option is to treat the disease’s symptoms over its course. This can be pretty expensive, with doctor’s visits, therapy, and medications, to name only a few of the regular […]

What Are Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitative Facilities?

One of the great things about rehabbing with Medicare is the large number of options you have, allowing you to get back to health in a way that fits both you and your life circumstances. While some instances, your options are chosen for you by what you’re rehabilitating from, other times, you’re able to find […]

Medicare Enrollment Periods Explained

Enrollment Periods Explained Universal Enrollment Periods Annual Enrollment Period– This is the period from October 15 to December 7 when people can switch from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare plus enroll in a Medicare Part D plan and apply for a Medicare supplement policy. Also, Medicare Advantage members can change to different Medicare Advantage plan. […]

Can Medicare Help Me Stop Smoking?

Smoking is an incredibly common, but unhealthy habit that can harm nearly every organ in the body. Not only can it cause lung cancer, increase your chances of breaking bones and Alzheimer’s Disease, but it can also contribute to premature aging and empty your wallet. While the best way to avoid these health risks is […]

How and When Can I Change Medicare Plans?

Many people love their Medicare plans. It offers them the coverage they need for a price they can afford. But each year, some people look to make a change with their plans. This isn’t to say that the plans are bad, it just makes sense for that person. There are plenty of reasons why you […]

Are Chiropractic Services Covered by Medicare?

If you’ve ever had back pain or neck pain, there’s a chance someone you know suggested trying out their chiropractor. This suggestion usually conjures up images of being twisted up like a pretzel to the sound of your back loudly cracking. Many chiropractors are highly trained and can be effective at treating back pain in […]

Does Medicare Cover Alternative Medicine?

One of the primary benefits of your Medicare coverage is how comprehensive it is. Generally speaking, if a doctor says that the service or item is medically necessary, you have a good argument for it to be covered by Medicare. This is the case for many medical services and equipment. But, as with many things […]

What is a Medicare MAC?

Like any modern health care program, Medicare has many moving parts that allow it to run as smoothly as possible. Most of these parts work behind the scenes so that beneficiaries can focus on enjoying the benefits of their coverage. One of these moving parts is a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). These often-unseen agents of […]

What You Should Know When Enrolling in Medicare

Doing anything for the first time can be daunting, especially if you’re unsure about what exactly you should be doing. If you’re one of the millions of Americans enrolling in Medicare each year, you may be bombarded by information about what you could or should be doing and it can all get a little crazy. […]

Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?

There are many reasons why you may need physical therapy at some point in your life. Whether that’s recovering from a health emergency like a stroke or heart attack or combatting age-related physical decline by improving flexibility and balance, physical therapy can have amazing effects on your personal well-being and quality of life. But, whatever […]