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Do I have to get a Part D (Rx coverage) Medicare plan?

You are not required to enroll in a Part D prescription drug plan; however, you will not have coverage for most prescription drugs if you don’t. If you don’t enroll in a Part D plan when you first become Medicare eligible, you will also incur a late enrollment penalty if you enroll later. You will

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How often can I change Medicare plans?

The answer to this question depends on the type of Medicare plan you are enrolled in. There are three different scenarios based on the type of Medicare plan you select. Original Medicare Part A & Part B Outside of your initial open enrollment period, when you first turn 65 or become eligible for Medicare, there

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What’s included under “durable medical equipment” from Medicare?

Medicare Part B covers medically necessary durable medical equipment (DME) if your doctor prescribes it for use in your home. DME that Medicare covers includes, but isn’t limited to: Blood sugar monitors Blood sugar test strips Canes Commode chairs Crutches Hospital beds Infusion pumps & supplies Nebulizers & nebulizer medications Oxygen equipment & accessories Patient

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Are dentures covered by Medicare?

As important as it is to understand what Medicare covers, it is equally important to understand what it does not. Original Medicare doesn’t cover most dental care, including dentures. Medicare Part A will pay for certain dental services that you get when you’re in a hospital. One of the advantages of Medicare Advantage plans is

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What diabetic medical treatment is covered by Medicare?

Generally, Medicare Part B covers the services that may affect people who have diabetes. Part B also covers some preventive services for people who are at risk for diabetes. Part B covers services like the following: Diabetes Screenings Prevention Programs Self-management training Equipment and supplies Foot Exams and Treatment Glaucoma Tests Part D plans cover

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Are the shingles vaccine and shingles treatment covered by Medicare?

Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B do not cover the shingles vaccine. Generally, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans cover all commercially available vaccines (like the shingles vaccines) needed to prevent illness. Please check your Medicare Advantage or Part D Summary of Benefits or call your insurance company to ensure the shingles vaccine is

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Are mental health services included in coverage from Medicare?

Medicare covers mental health services in several different settings. Medicare Part A covers mental health care services you get in a hospital that require you to be admitted as an inpatient. Medicare Part B may provide partial hospitalization coverage if you meet specific requirements, and your doctor certifies that you would otherwise need inpatient treatment.

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