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Telehealth

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 10:10 PM

Telehealth use jumped 53% from 2016 to 2017, outpacing all other sites of care, according to a new report. But Medicare pays for telehealth services only if the beneficiary is in a rural area with a shortage of health professionals or lives in a county outside of a metropolitan area. It also limits which providers can bill for such services.


Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers certain telehealth services. You pay 20% of t...

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Gaps In Medicare

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Medicare DOES NOT cover the cost of routine dental care, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and most long-term services and supports.


Specifically, Medicare does not cover custodial care, which means the care for people who are unable to live independently, but do not have an acute condition requiring skilled medical services. For example, people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias living in nursing homes would not have their residential bil...

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