Medicare Part B
Medicare Part B is a part of the Original Medicare and offers benefits for medical services.
Part B usually covers 2 types of services:
- Medically necessary services: these are the services (or supplies) that are needed to diagnose or treat your specific medical condition and that meet accepted standards of medical practice.
- Preventive services: Health care to prevent illness such as the flu, or detect it at an early stage, when treatment is most likely to work best.
You will most likely have to pay nothing for most preventive services if you get the services from a healthcare provider who accepts assignment which is an agreement by your doctor, provider, or supplier to be paid directly by Medicare.