From air-fluidized mattresses to “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visits, there is very little that does not appear in this app’s alphabetized database. Nothing terribly sophisticated about this little wonder, just the ability to find out instantly whether a procedure, a screening, services like ambulances, are covered through Medicare. It will show you costs and what part of Medicare covers the item or procedure you are looking for.
Finding even one aspect of Medicare, or any healthcare for that matter, that is simple, straightforward and easy to grasp, is a huge improvement in this world of documentation and red tape that seems to strangle anyone accessing any governmental agency, so the new Medicare app is refreshingly simplistic.
Depending on the number of apps you have on your smartphone, this one takes up little space and though it may not be something you will use on a regular basis, the convenience of knowing the cost and coverage of a procedure as you are talking to your physician makes this a fairly attractive resource.