Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Advance care planning

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers voluntary advance care planning as part of the Yearly “Wellness” visit. This is planning for care you'd want to get if you become unable to speak for yourself. You can talk about an advance directive with your health care professional. He or she can help you fill out the forms, if you want to.

An advance directive is a written document. It states how you want medical decisions to be made if you lose the ability to make them for yourself. It may include a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care.

Who's eligible?

All people with Part B.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment.

Note

Medicare may also cover this service as part of your medical treatment. When advance care planning isn’t part of your Yearly "Wellness" visit, the Part B deductible and coinsurance

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