Medicare

News, definitions, and part-by-part breakdowns of all things Medicare.

Does Medicare Cover Bariatric Surgery?

Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery (the umbrella term for this group of surgeries) can be incredibly expensive without insurance coverage. Does Medicare cover bariatric surgery and make it any more affordable?

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Does Medicare Cover Obesity Screening and Behavioral Therapy?

Losing weight can be incredibly difficult, which is partially why it's important to accept your body as is. But if you need to lose weight for health reasons, can Medicare help?

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All About Medicare Waiting Periods

Medicare offers comprehensive coverage for many of the important health care services you may need, but there are waiting periods before your coverage kicks in. How long are they, and can you avoid them?

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Historic 2022 COLA Prediction Increases to Largest Since 1980s

In May, the annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was predicted to be the largest since 2009. A new prediction says the 2022 COLA could be the largest since Ronald Reagan was president.

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What are the Medicare Part D Defined Standard Benefits and Alternatives?

There are a number of factors that designate what Medicare Part D plans can offer beneficiaries. While defined standard benefits set the bar, the other factors of Part D coverage can influence what you pay...

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Am I Eligible for Medicaid?

Medicaid is Medicare's sister program, designed to help those with a financial need get health care coverage. But eligibility isn't always that straightforward. Here's what you need to know.

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The Basics of Medicaid Coverage

If you're eligible for Medicaid, you may be wondering what it can do to help you. There's a lot of information out there, leaving you wondering, what does Medicaid cover?

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All About Medical Underwriting and Medicare

You may have heard of medical underwriting before but aren't fully familiar with it. What is medical underwriting, and how can it affect your insurance?

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Does Medicare Cover Aneurysm Scans and Treatment?

Aneurysms can seem scary, and they don’t always have symptoms — making them hard to spot. Can Medicare help you to diagnose and treat them?

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What Does Medically Necessary Mean?

Whether Medicare considers something medically necessary or not can define your coverage and what you'll be paying out-of-pocket. Here's what you need to know!

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Limiting Charges and Excess Charges in Medicare

Limiting charges and excess charges are connected concepts with Medicare, but the link can be confusing. What are they and how do they affect your costs in Medicare?

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Different Medicare Notices

Paperwork isn't the most fun or exciting topic, and you receive a lot with your Medicare plan already. But some of that paperwork may be important notices and forms that relate to your coverage!

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