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What is my Medicare effective date?

What is my Medicare effective date?

To check your Medicare Part A and Part B effective date, look at the lower right corner of your Medicare card. There is a wide range of coverage start dates for both Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D depending on when you choose to enroll and which election period you use.

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Does Original Medicare cover eye exams?

Does Original Medicare cover eye exams?

Original Medicare generally doesn't cover routine eye exams, or exams for the purpose of acquiring or adjusting prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, Medicare Part B will cover an eye exam once every 12 months if you have diabetes or you have a high-risk of developing glaucoma.

For certain eye diseases, Part B provides coverage for diagnostic tests, and treatments including lucentis, aflibercept, and ocular photodynamic therapy.

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