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What does medicare not cover

what does medicare not cover

Some of the Health care services not covered by Medicare include, but are not limited to:

Alernative Medicine: including experimental procedures and treatments, acupuncture, and chiropractic services (other

than manual subluxation of the spine)

Care received outside of the United States

Cosmetic Surgery: (unless it is needed to improve the function of a malformed part of the body)

Dental Care

Hearing Aids: or the examinations for prescribing or fitting hearing aids (except for implants to treat severe hearing loss in

some cases)

Long Term Care: Generally, Medicare does not cover Long Term Care, including personal care, such as help with bathing,

toileting and dressing (unless homebound and receiving skilled care for a very limited amount of time) and nursing home

care (except in a skilled nursing facility if eligible for a

very limited amount of time)

Non-Medical Services: including hospital television and telephone, a private hospital room, cancelled or missed

appointments, and copies of x-rays

Most Non-Emergency Transportation: including ambulette services

Preventive Care: including most routine physical examinations (except when first joining Medicare) and tests, and routine

foot care and eye care. Due to Healthcare Reform, Starting January 1, 2011, All Medicare Beneficiaries with

Medicare Part B coverage, will be entitled to an "Annual" Wellcare Check .

Transportation. except for medically necessary ambulance services

Vision Care. including eyeglasses (except when following cataract surgery) and examinations for prescribing or fitting


Keep in mind that even for Medicare-covered services, Medicare does not pay 100 percent of the cost. Unless

you have supplemental insurance, you will have to pay deductibles and coinsurance.

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