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
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?
Medicare can be a complicated maze of coverage, co-pays and columns, but at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, we want to simplify the details as much as possible to get direct information that impacts your future healthcare. Our team is also ready to get into the details of more than just procedure coverage and explain co-pays and deductibles as well. Medicare procedure plan coverage … Continue reading What medical procedures are (and aren’t) covered by Medicare?