Skip to main content

What Does Medicare Part B Cover

  • Synopsis: Published: 2009-03-19 - Medicare part B covers basic outpatient care including doctors visits on a government sponsored pay for service scheme. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Stacy Fox.
  • Jump to:

Main Document

Many people want to know what does Medicare Part B Cover. The array of Medicare programs is complex. This article will help you sort out the various programs.

Many people want to know what does Medicare Part B Cover. The array of Medicare programs is complex. This article will help you sort out the various programs.

Part A covers hospital related expenses.

Part B covers basic outpatient care including doctor's visits on a government sponsored pay for service scheme.

Part C combines parts A and B in a premium service that you pay private insurers for.

Part D is the prescription drug program for part A and B recipients.

Okay, so getting back to the central question of what does Medicare Part B Cover.

Unlike Part A, Part B requires a monthly premium which is generally deducted from your Social Security check.

Medicare Part B covers a number of outpatient services, tests, and preventive treatments that are common among senior health care patients. These are not covered in the Part A plan which is hospital related only.

While many services and products are covered, remember that Part B is not a 100% insurance coverage plan. You should understand the plan and coverage completely upon enrolling. Part B helps cover only these medically necessary services:

Tests

Labs

Preventive services to help prevent, manage, or diagnose a medical problem.

Glaucoma tests if given by a legally authorized eye examiner.

Bone mass measurement

Colorectal cancer screenings to find any pre-cancerous growths including fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopies, colonoscopies, and barium enemas.

Diabetic screenings if necessary.

Diabetic supplies

Diabetic self-management training

Cardiovascular screenings

If you want more comprehensive coverage, look into getting a Part C private insurance plan that replaces both parts A, B, and often D.

I hope that helps you determine what does Medicare Part B Cover.





Information from our U.S. Medicare Health Insurance Information section - (Full List).


     What will I receive?

Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be. Also see information on blood group types and compatibility.


  1. Fear of Hostility Prevents Many Disabled People From Going Out
  2. Airport Security Experts, Disability Rights Advocates Call for Emergency Preparedness Training at Key Airports
  3. UCIC Launches Hardware Agnostic Alexa Voice Service Client
  4. How the NFL Came to Shape the Concussion Issue That Plagued It




Citation