Medicare Coverage for Physical Therapy, Part 3

Medicare Coverage for Physical Therapy, Part 3

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This is the third and final installment of our series on Medicare coverage for physical therapy. Previously, our Medicare Part 1 provided an overview of Medicare. Medicare Part 2 explained how to obtain physical therapy coverage through Medicare Parts A and B, also called "original Medicare." To follow up, this installment explores opportunities to obtain Medicare coverage outside of those provided through original Medicare. The use of additional parts of Medicare is growing. As of 2019, 22 million Medicare members had a Medicare Advantage plan. A 2017 report found that 13.5 million Medicare members had a Medigap plan. Medicare Advantage and physical therapy Medicare Advantage, also called Medicare Part C, is an option that takes the place of original Medicare. All Medicare Advantage plans are required to cover everything that…
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Medicare Coverage for Physical Therapy: Part 2

Medicare Coverage for Physical Therapy: Part 2

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In the first part of our Medicare series, we reviewed the parts of Medicare and talked briefly about Medicare coverage for physical therapy. Now let's dive into some of the details of Medicare coverage for physical therapy—exactly what’s covered and how much you’ll pay additionally. You'll remember that Medicare Parts A and B are referred to as "original Medicare," which is the most commonly used type of Medicare coverage. As of 2018, 66% of Medicare beneficiaries used original Medicare. Medicare Part A coverage of physical therapy services Medicare Part A covers the care you receive while you’re in the hospital or a skilled nursing facility as well as any home health care you receive. This often includes physical therapy. For example, when you have a procedure like a total knee…
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Clear Up Your Confusion about Medicare Benefits: The Complete Guide, Part 1

Clear Up Your Confusion about Medicare Benefits: The Complete Guide, Part 1

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Are you one of the nearly 60 million Americans currently enrolled in Medicare? Despite Medicare's broad use, many people are unsure of what all Medicare covers and how to use that coverage. Even after enrollment, Medicare's rules, deadlines and costs can be overwhelming. Parts A through D, hospital stays and home health care, supplements and prescribed medication—so much is involved! For example, you might know that you can use Medicare if you're admitted to the hospital or need to see a doctor, but you may be unsure how Medicare works when you need ancillary services such as physical therapy. To help our Heather Lane Physical Therapy community understand what to expect if you're enrolled in Medicare and need physical therapy, we've put together a 3-part series. This is Part 1,…
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