What's not covered by Part A & Part B?

Medicare doesn't cover everything. If you need certain services Medicare doesn't cover, you'll have to pay for them yourself unless:

Even if Medicare covers a service or item, you generally have to pay your  

Deductible [glossary]

Coinsurance

, and 

Copayment

Some of the items and services that Medicare doesn't cover include:

  • Long-term care (also called Custodial care [Glossary] )
  • Most dental care
  • Eye exams related to prescribing glasses
  • Dentures
  • Cosmetic surgery  
  • Acupuncture  
  • Hearing aids and exams for fitting them
  • Routine foot care

Find out if Medicare covers a test, item, or service you need.