Does Medicare Part B Cover Dental?
I am a part b provider and I need to know if Medicare Part B covers dental. I have been asked this question several times because some clients do not have dental insurance. Thanks.
Medicare does not cover dental services, with these exceptions:
Part A covers inpatient hospital care in a skilled nursing facility when part of a medically necessary stay. Part A also covers care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility when you have a medical emergency, but only for services that are required to treat a sudden illness or injury.
Part B covers professional services of a physician, podiatrist, clinical psychologist, clinical social worker, and so forth.
Part B may also cover services of a qualified clinical laboratory, X-ray facility, and other facilities as well.
Do you have any advice regarding the treatment of stage 2 anaplastic large cell lymphoma which has not been previously treated with chemotherapy?
I have stage 2 anaplastic large cell lymphoma which has not been previously treated with chemotherapy and is not in the spinal cord. Should I seek a clinical trial?
What type of clinical trials are available?
The treatment of stage 2 anaplastic large cell lymphoma is based on the stage of the disease. The earlier it is diagnosed, the better the prognosis. Stage 2 lymphoma that is not previously treated is not in the spinal cord and has not spread outside the lymph nodes, has a good prognosis. It can be treated with chemotherapy alone, or combined with radiation therapy. Although clinical trials are not recommended for phase 2 lymphoma, if you wish to be on a clinical trial, then you should talk to your oncologist about what trials are available.
I have a question about Medicare. I have had a gastric bypass surgery. I am not sure if Medicare part B would cover the gastric bypass surgery. My insurance company is not sure either. I'm just wondering if anyone else knows or has had a gastric bypass surgery and if it is covered by Medicare part B. I would appreciate any information you might have. Thank you.
It is highly unlikely that gastric bypass would be covered by Medicare Part B. Medicare Part B covers endoscopic procedures in which a scope is placed through the mouth in order to carry out an endoscopic procedure, such as removal of polyps or endoscopically placed stents. The gastric bypass procedure is a surgical procedure is rarely covered by Medicare Part B. It is covered by Medicare Part A if it is done in a hospital. In a hospital, the patient would be covered by Medicare Part A. In an outpatient facility, Medicare Part B would not cover gastric bypass surgery.
In my case, I had gastric bypass surgery at an outpatient facility which was not covered by Medicare Part A. I did not have Medicare Part B at the time, and I paid for the surgery out of pocket. I hope this helps.
Does Medicare Part B cover the cost of an MRI?
I have Medicare and my husband is disabled and he was just diagnosed with a tumor on his spine. We have a $50.00 deductible and just spent $500.00 on a chest x-ray. I can't afford the MRI. Is there any way Medicare will cover the cost of the MRI?
Medicare Part B does not cover the cost of an MRI. However, there are other options. If you have a $50.00 deductible, then you may be able to have your MRI paid for by the hospital where you have the MRI. In some hospitals, if you do not have Medicare, but your husband does, then you may be able to have your MRI paid for by the hospital. Check with your hospital to see if they have a "free MRI" program.
I work for a rural healthcare clinic. We have a client who does not have Medicare Part B, but has Medicare Part A. The client is also enrolled in a Medicaid HMO. He would like to have a spinal tap. We cannot bill the client for the spinal tap. Can we bill Medicare for the cost of the spinal tap?
You may bill Medicare for the cost of the spinal tap. The person must have Medicare Part A and be enrolled in a Medicaid HMO. The person would not have Medicare Part B coverage.
Is there a limit to how many times a patient can have their blood pressure taken in a nursing facility?
I have been to the doctor to see about getting my blood pressure checked at the nursing facility, but the report I get back is that they do not have any notes on my blood pressure being taken. Is this legal?
There is no federal regulation that limits the number of times a patient can have their blood pressure taken. However, there are state regulations that limit the number of times a person can have their blood pressure taken. For example, in the state of California, a person can have their blood pressure taken up to 3 times during a 1-hour period.
Is Medicare a good health insurance to have?
I have a friend that is about to turn 65. He was told that he did not need to get Medicare unless he is sick and gets sick. He is healthy. He works for a big company and has insurance. Is it a good thing to get Medicare or should he just continue with his present insurance?
I think Medicare is a good thing to have and I would encourage him to get it. If a person is healthy, it is possible that they may never need Medicare, but it is also possible that they may need it at some point in time. I would encourage him to get it.
Are there any plans in place to have Medicare, or a comparable health insurance, for people with HIV/AIDS?
I was wondering if there are any plans in place to have Medicare, or a comparable health insurance, for people with HIV/AIDS.
I do not know of any plans to provide Medicare or any health insurance program to people with HIV/AIDS.
Why do people with Medicare