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Is There a Medicare App?

The Centers for Medicare and & Medicaid Services (CMS) offer an app called the Medicare "What's Covered" app. Learn how you can use the Medicare app and find other ways you can get help with your Medicare questions.

 

Yes, the Center for Medicare Services offers a Medicare app for beneficiaries. In fact, there are several apps you can use with Medicare.

The primary app from the Centers for Medicare and & Medicaid Services (CMS) is called the Medicare "What's Covered" app.

Depending on the type of plan you have, your Medicare app can provide instant access to your health information, help you coordinate care with your doctor and providers and help you do important things like find out if a procedure is covered by your Medicare insurance.

Use the Medicare App to Find Out What Medicare Covers

Quickly gain access to your Medicare benefits and get the most out of them with an app that provides you instant information. 

The "What's Covered" app, developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is designed specifically for seniors who want quick answers about their healthcare coverage.

  • How to download
    The "What's Covered" app is available for free on both iOS devices and Android devices. Simply search for it in your device's respective app store and follow the prompts to install.

  • User reviews
    With a rating of 4.6 stars on the Apple App Store and 4.3 stars on the Google Play Store as of May 2023, users have praised its simplicity, user-friendly interface and valuable information provided.

  • Actionable features
    Users can easily search or browse through different categories such as preventive services, hospital care, doctor visits, tests, imaging procedures and more to find specific details about their coverage.

  • Data accessibility
    In addition to "What's Covered," CMS also offers other apps through the Medicare Blue Button. Medicare Blue Button apps allow beneficiaries to securely access their personal health data, including claims history, medications list, etc., empowering them with better control over their healthcare decisions.

  • Easy Navigation
    The app has a user-friendly interface designed specifically for Medicare beneficiaries, making it simple to find the information you need quickly.

  • Frequent Updates
    Stay up-to-date with changes in Medicare coverage as they happen. The app is regularly updated with new information so that beneficiaries always have accurate data at their fingertips.

  • No Internet Connection Required
    Once downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet device running iOS or Android operating systems, no internet connection is needed after installation. This can be perfect for those who may not have consistent access to Wi-Fi networks.

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Have an App?

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you can use the Medicare "What's Covered" app to search for specific items or services covered by Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). Your Medicare Advantage plan, however, may also offer its own app with information specific to your coverage.

Check with your plan carrier to find out if they offer an app, how to download it, how to use it and what you can use it for to get the most out of your benefits.

FAQs

What is the best source to learn about Medicare?

One great source to learn about Medicare is the official Medicare website, www.medicare.gov. It provides comprehensive information on coverage, eligibility, enrollment and costs. Additionally, you can download or order a copy of the "Medicare & You" handbook for detailed guidance.

You can also learn more about Medicare Advantage plans where you live and – if you're eligible – get help enrolling in a plan by calling to get help from a licensed insurance agent.

What is the Medicare Gov app?

The Medicare Gov app, also known as "What's Covered," helps beneficiaries quickly find out whether specific items or services are covered under Medicare Part A or Part B. The app offers accurate and up-to-date information based on your current location and personalized preferences.

Conclusion

Overall, using a Medicare app can be extremely beneficial for seniors who want to understand and maximize their Medicare coverage. Seniors can make the most of their healthcare possibilities by having immediate access to their health history, their insurance claims, potential costs and more.

About the author

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Matt Clements

Matt Clements is the Senior Editor and Content Manager with MedicareMatch. He specializes in health industry research and informational content related to Medicare, Medicaid, retirement benefits and other vital but complicated topics.

His research has been featured by news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance and more.

A current resident of Raleigh, Matt is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in English.

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