Does Medicare Cover Sleep Apnea? | Medicare Plan Finder

Does Medicare Cover Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person repeatedly stops breathing while they sleep for about 10 seconds. Its effect on sleep quality is astronomical. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of insomnia in adults over age 40. If you’re eligible for Medicare and have trouble sleeping, you may want to know, “Does Medicare cover sleep apnea?” Medicare Part B will cover some of the costs related to sleep apnea, including doctor’s visits to diagnose and treat …

How to Find the Right Geriatric Doctor | Medicare Plan Finder

How to Find the Right Geriatric Doctor

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Finding the right geriatric doctor, or geriatrician, can be difficult. You must have confidence in your doctor’s ability to treat your conditions or to refer you to someone who can. Your health is the most important thing you have, and you need a doctor you’re comfortable with. You might have to ask around or do a little research to find the best one for you. Sometimes the first doctor you talk to isn’t the one for you, but you will …

Cost of Hip Replacement Surgery | Medicare Plan Finder

Cost of Hip Replacement Surgery

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An estimated 2.5 million Americans have undergone total hip replacements. Conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause the hip joint to wear down so much that a hip replacement may be the only course of action to improve your mobility. The total cost of hip replacement surgery can be staggering if you don’t have help from insurance. A total hip replacement costs anywhere from $32,000 to $45,000. The total cost usually includes everything from the surgeon’s initial evaluation …

Medicare Dementia Care | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare Dementia Care

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Dementia is a decline in mental capacity that becomes severe enough to hinder a person’s ability to function. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one-third of Americans die with some form of dementia. Medicare Parts A and B (Original Medicare) will cover everything that’s medically necessary for dementia patients, but many services won’t be covered. While Original Medicare dementia care is limited, certain Medicare Advantage plans offer coverage for more services that can include unexpected offerings like meal delivery. Medicare Coverage …

Medicare Long Term Care Coverage | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare Long Term Care Coverage

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More than half of adults aged 65 and older will need long-term support and services in their lifetimes according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). As you age, it can become difficult to perform everyday tasks such as bathing or getting dressed, and you may need assistance to do those things. Long term care may consist of skilled nursing services or physical therapy immediately following an illness or injury, or it may consist of someone coming to your …

Does Medicare Cover Alcohol Rehab?

Does Medicare Cover Alcohol Rehab and Substance Abuse?

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Substance abuse costs the US more than $740 billion every year. Those costs are related to crime, healthcare, and lost productivity at work. Overcoming addiction is a lot of work, and it takes a team of mental health and medical professionals to keep you on the right path. You might know that Medicare will pay for doctor visits for illness and injuries, but what you want to know is, “Does Medicare pay for alcohol rehab?” Medicare does cover many of …

HIV Medicare Coverage | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare HIV Coverage

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Medicare is the government-run health insurance program for people 65 and older, and also for younger adults with qualifying disabilities. It has become a crucial source of health insurance for people who have HIV and AIDS. The term Original Medicare refers to the federal program that started in 1965, and it describes Medicare Parts A (hospital coverage) and B (medical coverage). Medicare Part C refers to Medicare Advantage, a form of Medicare that is owned and operated by private companies, …

5 star medicare plans | Medicare Plan Finder

5 Star Medicare Plans

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There are 2,734 Medicare Advantage plans on the market nationwide in 2019. This is an increase of 417 plans since 2018! Based on location and eligibility, the average enrollee has 24 plan options, but only 10% of beneficiaries are enrolled in 5 star Medicare plans. These star ratings can help you understand the quality of services and care within the plan. What is a Medicare 5 star rating? Medicare has four main parts (A, B, C, and D), but not …