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Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopies are covered by Medicare Part B, but exact coverage depends on whether they're screening or diagnostic.
Does Medicare Cover Ambulance Services?
Ambulance service is covered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage if certain conditions are met.
Does Medicare Cover Addiction Treatment?
Medicare offers coverage for 'reasonable and necessary' treatment of substance use disorders such as alcoholism.
Does Medicare Cover Mental Health Services?
Medicare does cover both inpatient and outpatient mental health care, but be aware of the limits.
When to Sign Up for Medicare If You’re 65 and Still Working
Signing up for Medicare while still working may make sense even if you have private insurance through your or your spouse's job.
Are Medicare Premiums Tax-Deductible?
Medicare premiums, copayments and certain other expenses may be deductible if you itemize deductions.
Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?
Original Medicare includes coverage for "medically necessary" physical therapy.
How to Get or Replace Your Medicare Card
You'll get your card automatically when you first join. Here's how to get a new one if yours is lost or damaged.
Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams?
Original Medicare doesn't cover routine eye exams in most cases. But there are some exceptions and alternatives.
Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Home Care?
Medicare isn't designed to address custodial care. There are other options that can help meet this major expense.