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

Medicare doesn't cover everything. Some of the items and services 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.

If you need services Medicare doesn't cover, you'll have to pay for them yourself unless you have other insurance or a Medicare health plan that covers them.

If you're not lawfully present in the U.S., Medicare won't pay for your Part A and Part B claims, and you can't enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan or a Medicare drug plan.

Find out who to call about Medicare options, claims and more.