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AMAC’s Medicare Tip of the Week: Which Tests, Items, and Services are Covered Under Medicare?

We’ve all heard the phrase “Medicare-approved service.” But it can sometimes be difficult to decipher exactly which services are covered under Medicare, and what costs you will be responsible for. AMAC’s Medicare Tip of the Week is to do your research beforehand, so you are not surprised by expenses for tests, services, and items.

For help with this and any questions you may have about Medicare, contact AMAC’s Medicare Services division.

Call 1-855-696-7535 or visit www.amac.us/medicare


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Pstricia Sachs
3 months ago

Does AMAC help with dental work ?

Alex Lewis
3 months ago
Reply to  Pstricia Sachs

AMAC does offer dental insurance for our members. Keep in mind, these plans typically have 12-month waiting periods before they cover major work, such as root canals, crowns, bridges, etc.
Our dental plans will give immediate coverage for Preventive services such as cleanings, exams and x-rays. There is also immediate coverage for Basic services such as fillings and simple extractions.

If you need immediate help with costs, and cannot wait 12 months for coverage to kick in, a dental discount plan may be of benefit to you, as they will give you the network discounted rates for those services by going to an in-network dentist.

Robyn
4 months ago

I live in Alaska, I have Medicare A and B, and as far as I can tell it’s not worth signing up for. They won’t pay for my diabetes test strips, I have another insurance to pay for my meds. They don’t have the advantage plan for Alaska, so I have another for dental and vision.. I haven’t figured out what they’ve paid for me over the past year, so I guess I’ll just wait paying them..

Anne
3 months ago
Reply to  Robyn

I also am in Alaska. Been paying for A and B. Also have not been able to get in to co very anything
Can we opt out?

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Sabrinah Cave
2 months ago
Reply to  Anne

Hello Anne,

Medicare Part A & B is not mandatory, so you can opt out by contacting the Social Sedcurity Administration. However, keep in mind you may face a penalty later down the road if you wish to pick it up again in the future.

Jesse Tiede
4 months ago

I live in San Antonio, Texas. The Social Security Office here, where you supposedly make adjustments to your Medicare Choices, does not accept “Walk-In’ clients, and never seem to answer their phones! I swear, I’m not making this up! I waiting on hold, listening to their “Please stay on the line! Your Call is VERY important to us!” for over 4 hours, one day, only for the phone to be auto-disconnected. I know, Government Offices! What can you do, right? Well, I have a very simple question for them. I called Medicare, where, after a long wait, I talked to someone who said that it WAS possible to deny Medicare Part B, and thus save the impending upcharges the government to making to the Medicare System. I was told that all I had to do was contact the Social Security Office by mail, and request this. I just want a reliable verification of this. Can anybody shed some light on this?

Charlie
4 months ago
Reply to  Jesse Tiede

My neighbor here in CO did contact SS and told them she had alternate insurance that covers Part B. She has had the medicare charges added back to her monthly SS check. The information is true.

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Sabrinah Cave
2 months ago
Reply to  Jesse Tiede

Hello Jesse,

Medicare Part A & B is not mandatory, so you can opt out by contacting the Social Sedcurity Administration. Keep in mind you may face a penalty later down the road if you wish to pick it up again in the future.

But, if you are replacing your Medicare with credible coverage, like an Employer Group Health Plan, then you may not be liable for the penalty.

Marlene
4 months ago

Are treatments for adverse effects from the Covid-19 vaccine covered by Medicare?

Deborah
4 months ago
Reply to  Marlene

Great question

Charlie
4 months ago
Reply to  Deborah

There are a lot of detox options. Use Brave or DuckDuckGo to look them up. Medicare covers nothing to counteract the vaccine jab. My sister is using one. Sadly my sister had Covid and still took the vaccine, smh!

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Sabrinah Cave
2 months ago
Reply to  Marlene

Hello Marlene,

Medicare does cover a variety of services and treatments. Although they have not named specific services as “treatments for adverse side effects” of the Covid-19 Vaccine, the services you have in mind may be covered as long as they are deemed Medicare Approved Services.

Please visit https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/is-your-test-item-or-service-covered to see if the treatment you are referring to is covered.

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