Doctor & other health care provider services

Doctor & other health care provider services

How often is it covered?


 services or covered preventive tests you get from your doctor in:

  • An office setting
  • A hospital
  • A skilled nursing facility (SNF)
  • Your home
  • Other settings

A doctor can be one of these:

  • A Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • In some cases, a dentist, , optometrist (eye doctor), or chiropractor

Medicare also covers services provided by other health care providers, like these:

  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Certified nurse-midwives
Who's eligible?

All people with Part B are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

, except for certain preventive services. For these preventive services, you may pay nothing if your doctor or other provider accepts 

. The Part B 



To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service

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