Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B (2017)

Part B is Medical Insurance and covers physicians services, outpatient care, test, and supplies. (see Medicare Part B)

 

 
On Expenses
incurred for:

 

 
Medicare Covers
 
You Pay $183 Annual Part B Deductible THEN                                   

Medical Expenses:

Physicians services, inpatient, outpatient medical/surgical services, physical/speech therapy, diagnostic test.

80% of approved amount20% of approved amount
Clinical Laboratory Services
Blood Test, Urinalysis
Generally 100% of approved amountNothing for Services
Home Health Care
Part-time or intermittent skilled care, home health aide services, durable medical supplies and other services.
100% of approved amount; 80% of approved amount for durable medical equipmentNothing for Services; 20% of approved amount for durable medical equipment
Outpatient Hospital Treatment
Services for the diagnosis or treatment of an illness or injury
Medicare payment to hospital based on hospital cost20% of Billed Amount
BloodAfter first 3 pints of blood, 80% of approved amountFirst 3 pints plus 20% of approved amount for additional pints

 

On all Medicare-covered expenses, a doctor or other health care provider may agree to accept Medicare "assignment." This means the patient will not be required to pay any expense in excess of Medicare's "approved" charge. The patient pays only 20% of the "approved" charge not paid by Medicare.
Physicians who do not accept assignment of a Medicare claim are limited as to the amount they can charge for covered services.

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