What Is Not Covered By Medicare?

What Is Not Covered By Medicare?

medicare does not cover everything, and there are restrictions on what it will pay for.

• it does not cover dental care unless it is for a condition that affects your mouth and teeth (called a "functional overlay").

• it does not cover the costs of eyeglasses, contact lenses or hearing aids.

• it does not cover nursing home care or costs related to long-term care.

• it does not cover prescription drugs. medicare does not cover prescriptions drugs that are not approved by the government.

• it does not cover cosmetic surgery.

• it does not cover hearing aids.

• it does not cover some treatments for mental disorders.

• it does not cover hospice care.

• it does not cover private duty nursing.

• it does not cover fertility treatments.

• it does not cover the costs of abortion.

• it does not cover non-prescription drugs.

• it does not cover the costs of travel or transportation.

• it does not cover certain items and services if you are a resident of a skilled-nursing facility.

• it does not cover the costs of some experimental treatments.

• it does not cover the costs of some preventive services.

• it does not cover the costs of certain services and supplies.

• it does not cover the costs of some eyeglasses.

• it does not cover the costs of hearing aids if you are over the age of 65.

• it does not cover the costs of transportation to a doctor's office.

• it does not pay for care provided by a non-medicare provider.

• it does not pay for any medical care that is not medically necessary.

• it does not pay for any services that are not paid for through medicare.

• it does not pay for any health care services received while you are receiving in-patient care at a hospital.

• it does not pay for any health care received while you are in the hospital.

• it does not pay if you are eligible for medicare but do not have medicare.

• it does not pay for any prescription drugs that are not on the official list of medicare prescription drugs.

• it does not pay for drugs that are not approved by the government.

• it does not pay for any services that you receive from a non-medicare provider.

what is a medicaid card?

a medicaid card is a plastic card with the name of the person who is eligible for medicaid written on it.

what is medicaid?

medicaid is a program that provides coverage for medical care to certain low-income people and families.

who does not qualify for medicaid?

health care coverage is not available for people who:

• are not citizens or legal permanent residents of the united states.

• have been living in the united states for less than five years.

• are not over the age of 65.

• do not have children under the age of 19.

• are not pregnant.

• are not disabled.

• do not meet the medicaid rules for "categorical eligibility."

• do not meet the medicaid rules for "medically needy."

• do not need long-term care.

• do not need a nursing home.

• do not have income, such as:

– cash income of more than $3,000;

– income from an estate;

– income from a trust;

– income from sources other than work;

– income from sources other than the individual;

– income from a retirement plan;

– income from the individual's spouse;

– income from a parent or other relative;

– income from the individual's personal investments;

– income from a person living with the individual;

– income from a person caring for the individual; or

– income from a person providing services to the individual.

where can i get a medicaid card?

you can get a medicaid card or renewal application by contacting your local medicaid office.

can medicaid pay for my health care?

medicaid can pay for some of your medical care.

• medicaid can pay for your medical care if you are pregnant and under the age of 65.

• medicaid can pay for your medical care if you are pregnant and over the age of 65.

• medicaid can pay for your medical care if you have a disability.

• medicaid can pay for your medical care if you have children under the age of 19.

• medicaid can pay for your medical care if you have been in the united states for less than five years.

• medicaid can pay for your medical care if you are a citizen or legal permanent resident of the united states.

what is not covered by medicaid?

medicaid does not cover everything.

• it does not cover prescription drugs. medicaid does not cover prescriptions drugs that are not approved by the government.

• it does not cover hospice care

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