Medicare covers an HBV screening if your primary care doctor orders one and you meet one of these conditions:
- You’re at high risk for HBV infection.
- You’re pregnant.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the screening if your doctor or other health care provider accepts assignment .
Things to know
Medicare covers these screenings once a year if you’re at continued high risk and don’t get a Hepatitis B shot.
If you’re pregnant, Medicare covers these screenings:
- At the first prenatal visit.
- At the time of delivery if you have new or continued risk factors.
- At the first prenatal visit for future pregnancies, even if you previously got the Hepatitis B shot or had negative HBV screening results.