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Blood sugar test strips
Blood sugar test strips
Medicare Part B covers some diabetic test supplies, including blood sugar test strips as durable medical equipment (DME).
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Alcohol misuse screenings & counseling
Alcohol misuse screenings & counseling
Part B covers an alcohol misuse screening once per year if you’re an adult (including pregnant women) who uses alcohol, but you don’t meet the medical criteria for alcohol dependency. If your primary care doctor or other primary care practitioner determines you’re misusing alcohol, you can get up to 4 brief face-to-face counseling sessions per year (if you’re competent and alert during counseling).
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Blood
Blood
Medicare Part A covers blood you get as a hospital inpatient, Part B covers blood you get as a hospital outpatient.
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Ambulatory surgical centers
Ambulatory surgical centers
Part B covers the facility service fees related to approved surgical procedures provided in an ambulatory surgical center.
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Artificial eyes & limbs
Artificial eyes & limbs
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers artificial limbs and eyes when your doctor orders them.
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Ambulance services
Ambulance services
Part B covers ground ambulance transportation when you need to be transported to a hospital, critical access hospital, or skilled nursing facility for medically necessary services, and transportation in any other vehicle could endanger your health. Medicare may pay for emergency ambulance transportation in an airplane or helicopter to a hospital if you need immediate and rapid ambulance transportation that ground transportation can’t provide.
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Anesthesia
Anesthesia
Part A covers inpatient anesthesia services from a hospital. Part B covers it from a hospital or a freestanding ambulatory surgical center.
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Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Part B covers up to 12 acupuncture visits in 90 days for chronic low back pain.
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers an abdominal aortic screening ultrasound once if you’re at risk. You’re considered at risk if you have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms, or you’re a man age 65-75 and have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your lifetime.
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