Seniors at H.J.C. Bowden download Medicare’s “What’s Covered” App | Print |

1.30.19 Linda Thompson

 ATLANTA – On Monday, January 28, 2019, The H.J. C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility hosted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the launch of a new app that provides mobile device users with some of the most-used content on Medicare.gov.

The new “What’s Covered” app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see whether Medicare covers a specific medical item or service while they are in the doctor’s office, the hospital, or anywhere else they use their mobile device.

CMS created the app to meet the needs of the growing Medicare population. According to CMS, the Medicare population is projected to increase almost 50 percent by 2030—from 54 million beneficiaries in 2015 to more than 80 million beneficiaries in 2030. Questions about what Medicare covers are some of the most frequent inquiries that CMS receives.

The What’s Covered app is available for free in both Google Play and the Apple App Store. The app is available in Google Play at:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.medicare.coverage  , and is available in the Apple App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whats-covered/id1444143600?mt=8 

For more information, call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227) or visit www.Medicare.gov