Your Medicare Coverage
Is my test, item, or service covered?
Hepatitis B shots
How often is it covered?
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Hepatitis B shots.
People with Medicare at high or medium risk for Hepatitis B are covered. Your risk for Hepatitis B increases if you have hemophilia, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) , diabetes, or certain conditions that lower your resistance to infection. Other factors may also increase your risk for Hepatitis B. Check with your doctor to see if you're at high or medium risk for Hepatitis B.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the shot if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment , and the Part B deductible doesn't apply. If you get your Hepatitis B shot from a doctor who doesn't accept assignment, you may have to pay coinsurance for the doctor's services, but not for the shot itself.
Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs.