Getting a good night’s sleep becomes even more important as we age, and our bodies need the time to rest, rejuvenate and heal. At the same time, up to 70% of people over the age of 65 have ongoing sleep challenges. As many as half of those might have an undiagnosed condition. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is here to support sleep cycles … Continue reading Medicare and sleep: what’s covered under your plan – and what isn’t
Does Medicare cover dental care for senior citizens? Are you taking care of your dental health and scheduling regular exams, x-rays, and cleanings? According to the 2022 Kansas Oral Health Report, approximately two-thirds of Kansas adults visit the dentist, and one-third of older adults have lost six or more teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease. If you’re overdue for a trip to the … Continue reading Medicare Insurance & Dental Care for Seniors | BCBSKS
Medicare and Psoriasis: Coverage, Treatment, Medications & More August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month, and it’s important for the patients to know they are not alone. Psoriasis can be one of the most annoying and embarrassing skin conditions. While researchers have worked relentlessly to find out what causes psoriasis, many facets of it are still unknown. You have questions, and we have answers to fill … Continue reading Medicare and Psoriasis: coverage, treatment, medications and more
If you are on Medicare, you might wonder whether cancer treatment is covered. After all, cancer is responsible for more than 600,000 deaths in the United States each year, including about 5,000 per year in Kansas. Cancer is more survivable than ever, but prevention, early detection, and modern treatments can significantly impact survival. If you’re facing cancer treatment while on Medicare, here is what you … Continue reading How do cancer patients get treatment under Medicare? | BCBSKS
Colorectal cancer is a common illness, affecting approximately 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women in the United States. It can be fatal if left undiagnosed until its late stages but is highly preventable or treatable when caught early. A colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for diagnosing colorectal cancer and is recommended every 10 years starting at age 45. Earlier or more … Continue reading Medicare colonoscopy: coverages, costs and more | BCBSKS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone aged 6 months and above get a flu shot. Flu shots provide strong protection against multiple strains of seasonal influenza, and the 2022 flu season is expected to be particularly bad due to post-pandemic increased social mixing and lack of mandated protective measures such as masking. The flu shot can not only lower your … Continue reading Does Medicare cover flu shots? | BCBSKS
Medicare offers extensive coverage for diabetes prevention and treatment of diabetes, but it’s important to know which plan covers what aspects of each step. A new cost-saving measure in 2023 changes how insulin is charged to those who have a medically-necessary order from a doctor. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas team is experienced in all the Medicare changes you need to know about starting … Continue reading What diabetes supplies does Medicare cover?
Medicare vaccine coverage 2023 includes major updates every participant should know about before choosing a plan. This improved immunization process offers no-cost vaccines for the most vulnerable of Kansans, and it is a welcome relief to those struggling to pay the high costs of healthcare. There is a lot of outdated misinformation on the internet about the 2023 Medicare changes, vaccines specifically. The Blue Cross … Continue reading Medicare’s updated vaccine and immunization list