Does Medicare cover this? Now there's an app for that.
Have you ever questioned whether Original Medicare will cover your medical test or service? Ever wanted to confirm your coverage before you agreed to a procedure? Your answers are now as close as your smartphone or other mobile device. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers an easy to use tool called the “What’s Covered” app to give you accurate cost and coverage information on your smartphone or mobile device.
You can look for a particular service or test by typing a description into the search bar. The app gives you the ability to browse all services in an alphabetized list of everything from acupuncture to yearly wellness visits. Plus, once you download the app, you can use it anywhere, even when you’re offline.
The app can answer questions such as:
- When is a mammogram covered?
- Is home health care covered?
- Will Medicare pay for diabetes supplies?
- Will my Medicare benefits cover a service to help me stop smoking?
The app also provides a list of covered preventive services. The information is general in nature, such as what you would find in the Medicare handbook. It does not take into account whether you have supplemental insurance, a Medicare Advantage Plan or other coverage.
The “What’s Covered” app is available for free on both the App Store and Google Play. Search for “What’s Covered” or “Medicare” and download the app to your phone. You can also go to www.medicare.gov/blog/whats-covered-mobile-app for access to the app. A Spanish version is available.
For your questions concerning Health Insurance including Individual, Group, Medicare Advantage Plans or Medicare Supplements, call me at 440-255-5700 or email me at Lmutsko@mutskoinsurance.com. I look forward to helping you.
Laura Mutsko is a licensed insurance agent and broker offering a complete line of health and life insurance products, including Individual, Group and Family Health, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Part D Prescription Coverage, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance. Contact Laura at 440-255-5700. Mutsko Insurance Services, LLC is located at 6982 Spinach Drive in Mentor, Ohio.