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Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Medicare pays for CS: Medicare pays for majority of cataract surgery. Extra costs if a patient desires a refractive implant or advanced implant to correct for astigmatism &/or reading vision & for laser cataract surgery, which helps many patients in long term recovery, decreased risk, complication rates. But medicare pays for about 80% or more depending on benefits. See: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Dr. John Gore
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Medicare (Definition)

Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more


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What vision level does does medicare cover for cataract surgery?

What vision level does does medicare cover for cataract surgery?

Depends: The american academy of ophthalmology recommends that if the visual acuity is impaired the procedure can be recommended. No longer is an absolute visual acuity set for approval. ...Read more

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Does insurance typically cover cataract surgery?

Does insurance typically cover cataract surgery?

Yes: Most insurances cover more than 80% of cataract surgery. There are new options in lens implants and surgical options which may cost extra. More info at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Does medicare part a cover cataract surgery?

Does medicare part a cover cataract surgery?

No: Medicare part b covers cataract surgery and follow-up care, while medicare part a covers hospital and long-term care. Patients who only have part a are not covered for cataract surgery, unless they have additional insurance from another company. ...Read more

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Will insurance cover strabismus surgery?

Will insurance cover strabismus surgery?

Yes: This is a medical condition, not cosmetic. Do call your Insurance company to check on deductibles, copays etc. That is what matters, regarding coverage. ...Read more

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When does someone qualify for Lasik surgery?

When does someone qualify for Lasik surgery?

After an evaluation: with your eye doctor, they will let you know if you qualify. Important factors are a stable prescription, a thick enough cornea to treat, and no existing eye diseases. The goal is ensure safety and satisfaction after the surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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Will insurance pay for blephoraplasty if it is blocking peripheral vision?

Will insurance pay for blephoraplasty if it is blocking peripheral vision?

Yes: Your doctor has to do certain measurements to prove that you have enough blockage of vision but once you fall within those numbers insurance pays for the surgery. ...Read more

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Does soonercare ins pay for the lapband?

Call the 800 number: And ask, or go online to web site. ...Read more

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When does someone qualify for corrective eye surgery?

When does someone qualify for corrective eye surgery?

LASIK: Depening on your eye glasses prescription (how long eye is, amount of astigmatism [curvature of cornea or lens is not spherical), pre-operative risk factors (ie, any dry eye, autoimmune, Herpes history, etc), your eyeMD can determine if you are a candidate. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Does any state require insurance companies to pay for fertility treatments?

Does any state require insurance companies to pay for fertility treatments?

Yes: It is mandated in 11 states nationally including mass, new jersey, rhode island, illinois to name a few. Most don't require it and is only based on your company's insurance plan. ...Read more

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Does medicare cover the new type of lenses for cataract patients?

Does medicare cover the new type of lenses for cataract patients?

No: Medicare will cover the cost of the cataract surgery itself, but will not cover the cost of advanced technology lenses for correction of astigmatism or for decreasing the need for reading glasses after surgery. ...Read more

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Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Yes , depends: for beauty NO for back pains YES . In some woman large breasts cause severe back pains and disability , if medically documented ail approve such surgery by most of insurance companies approve . If it is for cosmetic purposes no . Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Which conditions would insurance cover for bariatric surgery, lapband?

Which conditions would insurance cover for bariatric surgery,  lapband?

Varies: Coverage varies depending on the insurance companies. Check on line which your insurance will cover ...Read more

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About how much does it cost for lasek eye surgery for nearsightedness?

About how much does it cost for lasek eye surgery for nearsightedness?

Varies: As with many purchases the cost varies based on the options. It can cost anywhere from $1000 to $2500 per eye or more. This depends on geographic location, technology offered, reputation and length of vision guarantee if any etc. ...Read more

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When will medicare pay for total knee replacement?

When will medicare pay  for total knee replacement?

When indicated: Medicare will pay for a total knee when it is medically indicated, which would typically mean when the patient has severe arthritis that limits their function. You would have to be a medicare beneficiary, which typically means you would be over the age of 65, although there are a few exceptions to this. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A condition that results in the clouding of the normally clear ...Read more