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What is Medicare Part B and what does it cover?
Part B is a part of Original Medicare that provides benefits for doctor services and other health care providers, outpatient care, and durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers and hospital beds. It also covers many preventative services, such as mammograms and flu shots.
Part B also covers some medical services not covered under Part A, such as certain types of occupational therapy, physical therapy, mental healthcare and home healthcare services. Additionally, coverage under Part B includes ambulance services, cancer treatments, and diagnostic imaging.
Part B Eligibility
Part B Costs
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Part B Enrollment
In most cases, if you don’t sign up for Part B when you’re first eligible, you may have a delay in getting Medicare coverage in the future, and you also may have to pay a late enrollment penalty for as long as you have Part B.
What if I am already receiving Social Security or Railroad benefits?
What if I am close to age 65, but electing not to receive Social Security?
What Does Part B Not Cover?
Part B coverage will pay for a large amount of your health expenses, but not all of it. The following will be out-of-pocket costs that you are responsible for, unless you purchase a Medigap policy to offset these expenses:
✓ Physical exams other than your annual wellness visit
✓ Routine foot care
✓ Acupuncture, naturopathy
✓ Cosmetic surgery
✓ Hearing aids
✓ Dentures and denture care
✓ Medicare care outside of the United States
Learn More About Medicare Part B
Still have questions about Medicare Part B? You’re not alone. Knowing when and how to enroll in Part B, especially if you are still working, can be confusing. Call us now at 703-214-4600 and we can help you navigate through this and explain to you all of your options.