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Abnormal ECG

Supraventricular Tachycardia ECG

When you sign up for Medicare, you have the opportunity to cover your prescription drugs, but have to take the right steps.

Yes, your prescription drugs are going to be covered by Medicare but it is not as simple as signing up for Original Medicare and then attempting to pick up your prescriptions.

In fact, the Medicare program has multiple ways that you can get your prescription drugs covered.


Are you interested in receiving accurate electrocardiogram (‘ECG’ or ‘EKG’) readings in as few as 30 seconds that can then be sent instantly to a physician for review?

2 Main Options of Drug Coverage

Advantage Plan – Prescription Drug Coverage

Medicare Advantage plans offers prescription drug coverage as one of the many bundled services included in one plan. Get all your services including medical coverage, dental and vision, and your prescription drugs covered by an Advantage Plan.

These Advantage plans in San Diego are designed to streamline your care in a way that is simple and cost-efficient for both you and the insurance provider.

With an Advantage plan you will pay just 1 premium. This will cover the costs for your Advantage plan which includes Original Medicare coverage and prescription drug coverage.

Standalone Part D – Prescription Drug Plans

Part D Prescription Drug Plans are commonly paired with Supplement Insurance because Supplement Insurance does not offer prescription drug coverage. Part D plans are designed specifically to cover the costs of your drugs and nothing else.

If you are keeping score, you are now paying 3 premiums. One premium for your Original Medicare, another for your Supplement Insurance, and lastly your Part D premium. Start your Medicare quote here.

HealthyMarks can help you evaluate Prescription Drug Coverage

Our team at HealthyMarks is more than happy to help you identify which prescription drug strategy is best for you here in San Diego County.

It is important to make sure that you have a professional who can help you understand the many plans available to you.

To evaluate which plan is best for you, our team calculates the costs for your prescriptions with each plan. We are able to evaluate your total yearly costs based on each Part D premium and how much each of your prescription drugs will cost you. We are always just a phone call away!

Learn All About EKGs

Use these pages to get up to speed on the history of electrocardiograms, their purpose, and the future of telemedicine.

About EKGs

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a non-invasive medical test that’s crucial in the field of cardiology for assessing the electrical activity of the heart. EKGs are an essential tool for diagnosing and monitoring various heart conditions, and its history, principles, and applications are subjects of great significance in the medical world.

Abnormal EKGs

An abnormal EKG (electrocardiogram), also known as an ECG, refers to a recording of the heart's electrical activity that deviates from the expected or typical patterns. EKGs are used to assess the heart's rhythm and detect various cardiac conditions. Abnormalities on an EKG can indicate a range of heart-related problems, and the specific abnormalities may vary.

EKG Tests

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) tests come in various forms, each serving a specific purpose in assessing the electrical activity of the heart. These tests are important for diagnosing various heart conditions and evaluating the overall health of the cardiovascular system. With recent advancements, ECG Tests can now be performed at home or a hospital.

Heart Rate Monitors

The basic components of a heart monitor include electrodes, which are placed on the skin to detect electrical signals generated by the heart, and a recording or monitoring unit that processes and displays the data. The recorded information helps healthcare providers assess the heart’s health, diagnose conditions, and tailor treatment plans accordingly.


Mobile ECG devices play a pivotal role in telemetry and burgeoning field of telemedicine. These devices allow patients to record medical-grade EKGs at home and then send to a doctor for physician review. This convenience saves time, costs and can mean the difference in detecting and treating cardiac conditions that require immediate attention.

HeartCheck Products

Receive accurate electrocardiogram (‘ECG’ or ‘EKG’) readings in as few as 30 seconds that can then be sent instantly to a physician for review. Health Canada and FDA cleared, the HeartCheck™ CardiBeat ECG monitor is a medical-grade, handheld device that’s easy to use for consumers and available for purchase over the counter.

Insurance carriers pay brokers like us to help you enroll in your Medicare plans.

So you can enroll with a professional free of charge!



Further Reading: Co-Pays vs Co-Insurances

Knowing exactly what you will pay for any given services can be confusing with health insurance. Knowing how much you will pay for any given prescription drug can also be confusing. The insurance carrier will pay a portion of the costs for your drugs but you will be responsible for either a Co-Pay or a Co-Insurance.

  • A Co-Pay is a dollar amount that you will pay for your medical services.
  • A Co-Insurance is a percentage amount.

For example, I went to pick up my generic prescription and I had a co-pay of $20. I then picked up a specialty brand name drug and paid my co-insurance of 30%.

If you’d like some more examples, take a look at this blog we’ve written on the subject: