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?
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 There is a lot of outdated misinformation on the internet about the 2023 Medicare changes, vaccines specifically.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
If you are new to Medicare, or simply want to review your options, you might wonder if you should purchase a Medicare SELECT plan. This type of coverage helps to cover the gaps in original Medicare, while offering a low-cost alternative to other types of Medigap plans. But what is Medicare SELECT, and is it right for you? Decoding the ABCs of Medicare Medicare is … Continue reading Medicare select plans
If you have chronic pain, you are not alone. In fact, a study published in 2022 by the International Association for the Study of Pain shows that approximately one in five American adults are living with chronic pain. Pain management has come a long way in recent years, offering a range of treatments for specific types of pain. But if you are on Medicare, you … Continue reading Medicare pain coverage
Part of the aging process involves skin concerns — from cosmetic to cancer and various spots, bumps and wrinkles in between. For those on Medicare, it can be challenging to figure out what parts of Dermatology are covered and which aren’t. The team at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas did some digging to answer the most frequently asked questions about Medicare coverage for … Continue reading What dermatology procedures are covered by Kansas Medicare?
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?
Medicare timelines can be incredibly confusing. There is no single Medicare timeline, as Medicare features multiple parts, as well as different aspects such as enrollments and appeals, each with its own unique timeline. Changing your coverage involves yet another set of timelines, which can vary depending on exactly what type of coverage you have and what you want to add or change. But it’s very … Continue reading Medicare timelines for enrollment, appeals, claims & more
While medical advancements have made aging easier for some, changes in society may make it more difficult for others. Researchers estimate about 27% of older Americans live without a family member or caretaker looking after their needs. This growing group is called elder orphans. More adults may not have children to help them as they age. That’s partly because childhood obesity rates began to climb … Continue reading 4 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Age