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).
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.
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.