Medicare issues more than 100 publications, as of 2015, including titles such as "2015 Medicare Costs" and "4 Programs that Can Help You Pay Your Medical Expenses." Individuals can download and read publications online, and some publications are available to order in print, advises Medicare.gov.
Medicare publications provide individuals with the information they need to understand and utilize Medicare services. Some publications are available in other languages such as Spanish, German or Chinese, states Medicare.gov.
For example, "2015 Medicare Costs" is a two-page publication that offers information about premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part A and B, explains Medicare.gov. The two-page "Coordination of Benefits: Getting Started" publication helps individuals understand how Medicare works with other insurance programs and which insurance program pays first. Patients with questions about Medicare coverage of mental health services can get information from the 24-page "Medicare & Your Mental Health Benefits" publication.
Diabetics can get information about their available Medicare benefits from publications such as the four-page "Medicare's National Mail-Order Program for Diabetic Testing Supplies" brochure or the two-page "Medicare Helps Cover Diabetes Services and Supplies" brochure, according to Medicare.gov. Medicare also offers publications to educate patients about common health conditions. For example, the two-page brochure "Women and Heart Disease" provides information about this dangerous health condition.