Medicare Part B is The Basic Medical Coverage Part of Medicare
Medicare Part B is the basic medical insurance part of Medicare and covers medically necessary services and supplies to treat illnesses, injuries and other medical conditions. This can include doctor visits, outpatient care, preventive medicine, ambulance services and durable medical equipment. Medicare Part B also covers part-time or non-permanent home health care and rehabilitation services, such as physical therapy, as long as they are prescribed by your health care provider to treat a medical condition.
For a comprehensive list of preventive services covered under Medicare Part B, refer to the Medicare handbook, Medicare and You.
Like Medicare Part A, become eligible for Medicare Part B by paying into the Medicare system through payroll taxes for a required period of time. So if you already receive social security benefits or retirement benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board, then you’ll automatically receive Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B when you become 65 years old.
But is Medicare Part B enough coverage to adequately cover your health care costs and protect your assets? Chances are, it isn’t and talking to an independent Medicare Supplement insurance agent to discuss your options could prove to be a wise financial decision.
Questions About Medicare Part B
- What Does Medicare Part B Cover?
- What Does Medicare Part B Cost?
- Does Medicare Part B Cover Prescription Drugs
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