Original Medicare - Part B 

(Taken from Medicare.gov Website)

Part A 

HOSPITAL

What is covered?

• Hospital
• Skilled Nursing Facility
• Hospice
• Home Health Services

For more info on Part A

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Part B

DR, LAB, ETC.

For more info on Part B

What is covered?

  • ER and Outpatient professional services, such as those provided by a doctor or non-physician professional

  • Clinical lab service

  • Durable medical equipment

  • Preventive services

  • Other medical services

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What is NOT covered by Medicare Part A or B?

Below is a list of things that are not typically covered by either Part A or Part B

  • Long Term Care

  • Acupuncture

  • Routine dental care/dentures

  • Cosmetic surgery

  • Custodial Care

  • Healthcare while traveling outside the US-exceptions apply

  • Hearing aids

  • Orthopedic shoes (with limited exceptions)

  • Outpatient prescription drugs (this is covered under Part D)

  • Routine foot care

  • Routine eye care and glasses

  • Some screening tests and labs

  • Vaccines, except as previously listed (those not covered under Part B
    are covered under Part D)

  • Syringes and insulin unless used with an insulin pump (this is covered
    under Part D)


For example, Medicare does not cover routine screening tests for thyroid dysfunction or eye examinations for purposes of prescribing eyeglasses. However, Medicare may pay for eye exams that are part of the diabetes services benefit, a glaucoma test, or for macular degeneration.