Doctor & other health care provider services

Doctor & other health care provider services

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers 

Medically necessary

 doctor services (including outpatient services and some doctor services you get when you’re a hospital inpatient) and covered preventive services.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

Medicare-approved amount

 for most services. You pay nothing for certain preventive services if your doctor or other provider accepts 

Assignment

. The Part B 

Deductible [glossary]

 applies. 

Note

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
Things to know

A doctor can be one of these:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • In some cases, a dentist, Podiatrist , 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

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