Part B

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Medicare Part B — along with Part A — is your Original Medicare health plan. Part B helps pay for care that isn't covered by Part A. While it's optional, it's often required before buying more coverage, like prescription drug coverage.

Watch this video to learn about signing up for Medicare Part B.


Claims

If you use Medicare Part B, you'll have to pay an deductible each year — and coinsurance — for some care.

Here's how Part B can help when you need care:


Visits Covered

Doctor’s Office

  • Scheduled appointments
  • Hospital
  • Clinic and home visits
  • Surgery

 

Lab

  • Diagnostic X-rays
  • Tests
  • Radiation therapy
  • Additional treatment

 

Medical Supplies

  • Surgical dressings
  • Splints and casts
  • Oxygen and ventilator-assist tools
  • Prosthetics

 

Outpatient

Care received in:

  • Certified hospitals
  • Skilled nursing and home health care facilities
  • Rehab facilities
  • Ambulance transportation

 

Ambulatory Surgical Center

Procedures performed at a Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical center

 

Comprehensive Outpatient

Care received in:

  • Outpatient rehab facility
  • Doctor’s office
  • Skilled nursing facility (SNF)
  • Hospital emergency room

 

Home Health Care Services

Doctor-ordered care