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Dr. John Gore
944 doctors shared insights

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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Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Insurance: Most insurances will cover a colonoscopy if the reasons for the colonoscopy are documented. Screening colonoscopies are suppose to be covered according to ACA. ...Read more

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Does medicare cover ulcerative colitis?

Does medicare cover ulcerative colitis?

It should: In general, medicare should cover most costs associated with care for ulcerative colitis. It would be difficult to give a more in-depth answer without additional details, such as secondary insurance coverage. ...Read more

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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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Do colonoscopies screen for colon cancer?

Do colonoscopies screen for colon cancer?

Yes.: That is one of the main reasons for colonoscopy. The gastroenterologist usually can see every part of the colon wall and biopsy suspicious lesions. Often this is curative if found early. While not completely true, consider all polyps to be future cancers and most cancers come from polyps. Screening should begin at age 50 unless there is a history to suggest beginning earlier. ...Read more

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Could surgeon refuse choledocho-duodenostomy for medicaid coverage?

Depends: If doctor is medicaid participant can not turn down , but a non participant provider can refuse. You can find through your family doctor if procedure is needed. ...Read more

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Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Most patients: Find mild sedation helpful during a colonoscsopy however many can tolerate the procedure without sedation. Talk with your endoscopist to see if you are a candidate. ...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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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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Does insurance pay for pet and CT scans?

Does insurance pay for pet and CT scans?

Yes,: in general, assuming the test is properly indicated and ordered, and pre authorized if necessary. But plans vary. Make sure you know the details of your plan so everything is in order. If you are not sure, call your insurance company. ...Read more

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Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Medicaid: Medicaid will pay for birth contro pills , iuds, implanon, shots, and when you are ready, sterilization for women. ...Read more

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Will health insurance pay for a mri?

Will health insurance pay for a mri?

IF MRI was indicated: If your insurance program requires preauthorization, that must be done before the exam is performed in order for the MRI to be reimbursed. Otherwise, assuming the insurance company covers the particular MRI study you had and paperwork was submitted properly, the exam should be reimbursed. Fiinally, it is important that the clinical symptoms match the type of MRI being ordered. ...Read more

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Is capsule endoscopy available on medicare?

Is capsule endoscopy available on medicare?

Yes/no: It is not available as an inpatient, but is covered for certain diagnoses as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Normal: After using colon cleanse, all of the stool is out of you and the only thing left is the green bile that is constantly made by the liver. ...Read more

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Does medicare provide dental coverage for retired americans?

Special cases: Generally medicare does not cover routine dental care, including fillings, extractions, dentures, etc. See the following site for cases where medicare will cover: http://www.Medicare.Com/services-and-procedures/dental/medicare-and-dental-plans.Html for routine care, one needs a dental care/discount plan. Clinics at dental schools may offer services at reduced rates. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more