Medicare Part B
Medicare Part B covers your preventive and medically necessary care. Everyone pays monthly premiums for Part B, which can come with an additional charge if you have a high income. Enrolling late will also result in an additional fee that can last as long as you hold coverage. Sign up on time to enjoy your benefits at the standard price.
Part B Coverage
Medicare Part B covers medically necessary and preventive services. That means along with necessary treatments, you can count on receiving vaccines and recommended screenings to help you and your doctor monitor and maintain your health.
Medically necessary services are standard accepted medical procedures that diagnose or treat medical conditions. These can include things like clinical research, ambulance services, mental health care, and durable medical equipment.
Durable medical equipment includes items such as:
- Blood sugar test strips
- CPAP devices
- Infusion pumps
- Traction equipment
Medically necessary coverage also includes limited outpatient prescriptions, such as those used with an infusion pump, osteoporosis drugs, erythropoiesis-stimulating drugs, blood clotting factors, injectable or infused drugs, oral End-Stage Renal Disease medications, parenteral and enteral nutrition, IVIG, and transplant immunosuppressive drugs.
Preventive services help you to detect or prevent an illness. These services include things like:
- Alcohol, Obesity, and Tobacco use counseling
- Bone mass measurements
- COVID-19, Flu, Hepatitis, and Pneumococcal shots
- Diabetes self-management training
- Glaucoma tests
- Nutrition therapy services
- Screenings for cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, and more
- “Welcome to Medicare” initial visit
- Yearly wellness visits