Your medicare policy covers your health care including doctor and hospital visits, but is it comprehensive?
You can find out if you have any health issues that would not be covered by your Medicare policy by calling Medicare directly. Once you have qualified for Medicare, you will be sent a brochure that will be a complete explanation of all of your health care benefits that will be covered by Medicare.
Once you have been accepted by Medicare, you will be sent a medicare card. Present your card to all of your health care providers. If their services are covered by Medicare and most physicians and hospitals are Medicare providers, you will be treated and Medicare will be billed for you. Your Medicare policy is comprehensive enough to meet all or most of your health care needs except for dental care and cosmetic plastic surgery. What Medicare covers are health needs that you should get to maintain your life or to stay healthy and functioning.
Medicare covers your office treatments with your health care provider. Medicare will cover your hospital visits. If you have an additional supplemental policy that Medicare offers, you will have most of your health care treatments paid by Medicare. There are some medical treatments like plastic surgery that is done for cosmetic reasons that will not be covered by Medicare. Before you plan your health care treatments check with Medicare to be sure that they will be covered or call and ask your doctor or your hospital.
If you are in a health situation where you need long term health care, you will learn how valuable your Medicare policy is to you. Getting long term health care is one of the reasons why Medicare is a senior’s best friend and one who won’t run out on you. Your coverage during long term care actually improves with Medicare since your policy was made to help seniors.