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What Medicare covers

Your Medicare coverage

Find out if your test, item or service is covered. Medicare coverage for many tests, items, and services depends on where you live. This list includes tests, items, and services (covered and non-covered) if coverage is the same no matter where you live.

Your Medicare coverage choices

Learn about the 2 main ways to get your Medicare coverage — Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C).

What Part A covers

Medicare Part A hospital insurance covers inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facility, hospice, lab tests, surgery, home health care.

What Part B covers

Learn about what Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers, including doctor and other health care providers' services and outpatient care. Part B also covers durable medical equipment, home health care, and some preventive services.

What drug plans cover

Learn what Medicare drug plans cover, including information about a drug formulary and tiers.

What Medicare health plans cover

Medicare health plans include Medicare Advantage, Medical Savings Account (MSA), Medicare Cost plans, PACE, MTM

Preventive & screening services

Medicare covers preventive and screening services to keep you healthy and find problems early, when treatment is most effective.

Getting care & drugs in disasters or emergencies

Get Medicare-provided medical care and prescription drugs in disaster or emergency areas, replace lost card, and lost or damaged supplies.

Find suppliers of medical equipment & supplies

Get information about suppliers of durable medical equipment, prostheses and prosthetic devices, and orthotics.

Find & compare doctors, hospitals, & other providers

Hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, medical item suppliers, health care providers, health and drug plans, dialysis facilities.

What Part A & Part B doesn't cover

Learn about what items and services aren't covered by Medicare Part A or Part B. You'll have to pay for the items and services yourself unless you have other insurance. If you have a Medicare health plan, your plan may cover them.