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MediGold Network Choice (PPO)
(H1846-001)

by MediGold - Fayette County, OH
  • The plan offers national in-network prescription coverage. This means that you will pay the same amount for your prescription drugs if you get them at an in-network pharmacy outside of the plan's service area (for instance when you travel).
Contact Information

Mount Carmel Health Insurance Company
6150 E. Broad St EE320
Columbus, OH 43213

Phone: 1-614-546-3110
Toll free: 1-800-240-3851

Website
http://medigold.com

Pharmacy
http://www.caremark.com

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Premium and Other Important Information$149 monthly plan premium in addition to your monthly Medicare Part B premium.
Most people will pay the standard monthly Part B premium in addition to their MA plan premium. However some people will pay higher Part B and Part D premiums because of their yearly income (over $85 000 for singles $170 000 for married couples). For more information about Part B and Part D premiums based on income call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. You may also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.
"Some physicians providers and suppliers that are out of a plan's network (i.e. out-of-network) accept ""assignment"" from Medicare and will only charge up to a Medicare-approved amount. If you choose to see an out-of-network physician who does NOT accept Medicare ""assignment "" your coinsurance can be based on the Medicare-approved amount plus an additional amount up to a higher Medicare ""limiting charge."" If you are a member of a plan that charges a copay for out-of-network physician services the higher Medicare ""limiting charge"" does not apply. See the publications Medicare You or Your Medicare Benefits available on www.medicare.gov for a full listing of benefits under Original Medicare as well as for explanations of the rules related to ""assignment"" and ""limiting charges"" that apply by benefit type. To find out if physicians and DME suppliers accept assignment or participate in Medicare visit www.medicare.gov/physician or www.medicare.gov/supplier. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE or ask your physician provider or supplier if they accept assignment."
$3 400 out-of-pocket limit. All plan services included.
$5 100 out-of-pocket limit. All plan services included.

Doctor and Hospital ChoiceNo referral required for network doctors specialists and hospitals.
You can go to doctors specialists and hospitals in or out of the network. It will cost more to get out of network benefits.

Inpatient Hospital CareNo limit to the number of days covered by the plan each hospital stay.
For Medicare-covered hospital stays:
Days 1 - 7: $200 copay per day
Days 8 - 90: $0 copay per day
$0 copay for additional hospital days
Except in an emergency your doctor must tell the plan that you are going to be admitted to the hospital.
For hospital stays:
Days 1 - 7: $250 copay per day
Days 8 and beyond: $0 copay per day

Inpatient Mental Health CareYou get up to 190 days of inpatient psychiatric hospital care in a lifetime. Inpatient psychiatric hospital services count toward the 190-day lifetime limitation only if certain conditions are met. This limitation does not apply to inpatient psychiatric services furnished in a general hospital.
For Medicare-covered hospital stays:
Days 1 - 7: $200 copay per day
Days 8 - 90: $0 copay per day
Plan covers 60 lifetime reserve days. Cost per lifetime reserve day:
Days 1 - 7: $200 copay per day
Days 8 - 60: $0 copay per day
Except in an emergency your doctor must tell the plan that you are going to be admitted to the hospital.
For hospital stays:
Days 1 - 7: $250 copay per day
Days 8 - 90: $0 copay per day

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)Authorization rules may apply.
Plan covers up to 100 days each benefit period
No prior hospital stay is required.
For SNF stays:
Days 1 - 7: $0 copay per day
Days 8 - 100: $50 copay per day
For each SNF stay:
Days 1 - 7: $0 copay per SNF day
Days 8 - 100: $75 copay per SNF day

Home Health Care$0 copay for Medicare-covered home health visits
$0 copay for home health visits

HospiceYou must get care from a Medicare-certified hospice. Your plan will pay for a consultative visit before you select hospice.

Doctor Office Visits$15 copay for each primary care doctor visit for Medicare-covered benefits.
$30 copay for each in-area network urgent care Medicare-covered visit
$30 copay for each specialist visit for Medicare-covered benefits.
$20 copay for each primary care doctor visit
$40 copay for each specialist visit

Chiropractic Services$20 copay for each Medicare-covered visit
Medicare-covered chiropractic visits are for manual manipulation of the spine to correct subluxation (a displacement or misalignment of a joint or body part) if you get it from a chiropractor or other qualified providers.
$20 copay for chiropractic benefits.

Podiatry Services$30 copay for each Medicare-covered visit
Medicare-covered podiatry benefits are for medically-necessary foot care.
$40 copay for podiatry benefits.

Outpatient Mental Health Care$40 copay for each Medicare-covered individual therapy visit
$40 copay for each Medicare-covered group therapy visit
$40 copay for each Medicare-covered individual therapy visit with a psychiatrist
$40 copay for each Medicare-covered group therapy visit with a psychiatrist
$45 copay for Medicare-covered partial hospitalization program services
$60 copay for Mental Health benefits with a psychiatrist
$60 copay for Mental Health benefits
$60 copay for partial hospitalization program services

Outpatient Substance Abuse Care$40 copay for Medicare-covered individual visits
$40 copay for Medicare-covered group visits
$60 copay for outpatient substance abuse benefits.

Outpatient Services/Surgery$250 copay for each Medicare-covered ambulatory surgical center visit
$45 to $250 copay for each Medicare-covered outpatient hospital facility visit
$60 to $300 copay for outpatient hospital facility benefits.
$300 copay for ambulatory surgical center benefits.

Ambulance Services$150 copay for Medicare-covered ambulance benefits.
$150 copay for ambulance benefits.

Emergency Care$65 copay for Medicare-covered emergency room visits
Worldwide coverage.
If you are admitted to the hospital within 48-hour(s) for the same condition you pay $0 for the emergency room visit.

Urgently Needed Care$30 copay for Medicare-covered urgently-needed-care visits

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services$45 copay for Medicare-covered Occupational Therapy visits
$45 copay for Medicare-covered Physical and/or Speech and Language Therapy visits
$60 copay for Physical and/or Speech and Language Therapy visits
$60 copay for Occupational Therapy benefits.

Durable Medical Equipment20% of the cost for Medicare-covered items
20% of the cost for durable medical equipment

Prosthetic Devices20% of the cost for Medicare-covered items
20% of the cost for prosthetic devices.

Diabetes Programs and Supplies$0 copay for Diabetes self-management training
0% of the cost for Diabetes monitoring supplies
20% of the cost for Therapeutic shoes or inserts
If the doctor provides you services in addition to Diabetes self-management training separate cost sharing of $45 may apply
$60 copay for Diabetes self-management training
0% to 20% of the cost for Diabetes monitoring supplies
0% to 20% of the cost for Therapeutic shoes or inserts

Diagnostic Tests X-Rays Lab Services and Radiology ServicesAuthorization rules may apply.
$0 copay for Medicare-covered lab services
$45 copay for Medicare-covered diagnostic procedures and tests
$45 copay for Medicare-covered X-rays
$45 copay for Medicare-covered diagnostic radiology services (not including X-rays)
$55 copay for Medicare-covered therapeutic radiology services
$100 copay for therapeutic radiology services
$60 copay for outpatient X-rays
$60 copay for diagnostic radiology services
$0 to $60 copay for diagnostic procedures tests and lab services

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services$15 to $45 copay for Medicare-covered Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
$15 to $45 copay for Medicare-covered Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
$15 to $45 copay for Medicare-covered Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
$20 to $60 copay for Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
$20 to $60 copay for Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
$20 to $60 copay for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

Preventive Services and Wellness/Education Programs$0 copay for all preventive services covered under Original Medicare at zero cost sharing:
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening
  • Bone Mass Measurement
  • Cardiovascular Screening
  • Cervical and Vaginal Cancer Screening (Pap Test and Pelvic Exam)
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Influenza Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • HIV Screening
  • Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram)
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Services
  • Personalized Prevention Plan Services (Annual Wellness Visits)
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Prostate Cancer Screening (Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test only)
  • Smoking Cessation (Counseling to stop smoking)
  • Welcome to Medicare Physical Exam (Initial Preventive Physical Exam)
  • HIV screening is covered for people with Medicare who are pregnant and people at increased risk for the infection including anyone who asks for the test. Medicare covers this test once every 12 months or up to three times during a pregnancy. Please contact plan for details.
    The plan covers the following supplemental education/wellness programs:
  • Health Club Membership/Fitness Classes
  • $20 to $60 copay for Medicare-covered preventive services
    $0 copay for supplemental education/wellness programs

    Kidney Disease and ConditionsAuthorization rules may apply.
    $30 copay for renal dialysis
    $15 to $30 copay for kidney disease education services
    $20 to $40 copay for kidney disease education services
    $30 copay for renal dialysis

    Outpatient Prescription Drugs20% of the cost for Part B-covered chemotherapy drugs and other Part B-covered drugs.
    20% of the cost for Part B drugs out-of-network.
    This plan uses a formulary. The plan will send you the formulary. You can also see the formulary at www.medigold.com on the web.
    Different out-of-pocket costs may apply for people who
  • have limited incomes
  • live in long term care facilities or
  • have access to Indian/Tribal/Urban (Indian Health Service) providers.
  • The plan offers national in-network prescription coverage (i.e. this would include 50 states and the District of Columbia). This means that you will pay the same cost-sharing amount for your prescription drugs if you get them at an in-network pharmacy outside of the plan's service area (for instance when you travel).
    Total yearly drug costs are the total drug costs paid by both you and a Part D plan.
    Some drugs have quantity limits.
    Your provider must get prior authorization from MediGold Network Choice (PPO) for certain drugs.
    You must go to certain pharmacies for a very limited number of drugs due to special handling provider coordination or patient education requirements that cannot be met by most pharmacies in your network. These drugs are listed on the plan's website formulary printed materials as well as on the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder on Medicare.gov.
    If the actual cost of a drug is less than the normal cost-sharing amount for that drug you will pay the actual cost not the higher cost-sharing amount.
    If you request a formulary exception for a drug and MediGold Network Choice (PPO) approves the exception you will pay Tier 4: Non-Preferred Brand Drugs cost sharing for that drug.
    $0 deductible.
    You pay the following until total yearly drug costs reach $2 930:
    Tier 1: Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 2: Non-Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 3: Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 4: Non-Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 5: Specialty Tier Drugs
  • $4 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $12 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $45 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $75 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • 33% coinsurance for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $12 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $36 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $135 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $225 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • 33% coinsurance for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • Tier 1: Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 2: Non-Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 3: Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 4: Non-Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 5: Specialty Tier Drugs
  • $4 copay for a one-month (31-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $12 copay for a one-month (31-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $45 copay for a one-month (31-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $75 copay for a one-month (31-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • 33% coinsurance for a one-month (31-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • Tier 1: Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 2: Non-Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 3: Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 4: Non-Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 5: Specialty Tier Drugs
  • $0 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $12 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $45 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $75 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • 33% coinsurance for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $0 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $24 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $90 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $150 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • 33% coinsurance for a three-month (90-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • The plan covers many formulary generics (65%-99% of formulary generic drugs) through the coverage gap.
    You pay the following:
    Tier 1: Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 2: Non-Preferred Generic Drugs
  • $4 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • $12 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • $12 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • $36 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • Tier 1: Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 2: Non-Preferred Generic Drugs
  • $4 copay for a one-month (31-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • $12 copay for a one-month (31-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • Tier 1: Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 2: Non-Preferred Generic Drugs
  • $0 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • $12 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • $0 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • $24 copay for a three-month (90-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • After your total yearly drug costs reach $2 930 you receive limited coverage by the plan on certain drugs. You will also receive a discount on brand name drugs and generally pay no more than 86% of the plan's costs for generic drugs until your yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700.
    After your yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700 you pay the greater of:
  • 5% coinsurance or
  • $2.60 copay for generic (including brand drugs treated as generic) and a $6.50 copay for all other drugs.
  • Plan drugs may be covered in special circumstances for instance illness while traveling outside of the plan's service area where there is no network pharmacy. You may have to pay more than your normal cost-sharing amount if you get your drugs at an out-of-network pharmacy. In addition you will likely have to pay the pharmacy's full charge for the drug and submit documentation to receive reimbursement from MediGold Network Choice (PPO).
    You will be reimbursed up to the plan's cost of the drug minus the following for drugs purchased out-of-network until total yearly drug costs reach $2 930:
    Tier 1: Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 2: Non-Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 3: Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 4: Non-Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 5: Specialty Tier Drugs
  • $4 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $12 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $45 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • $75 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • 33% coinsurance for a one-month (30-day) supply of drugs in this tier
  • You will not be reimbursed for the difference between the Out-of-Network Pharmacy charge and the plan's In-Network allowable amount.
    You will be reimbursed for these drugs purchased out-of-network up to the plan's cost of the drug minus the following:
    Tier 1: Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 2: Non-Preferred Generic Drugs
    Tier 3: Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 4: Non-Preferred Brand Drugs
    Tier 5: Specialty Tier Drugs
  • $4 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • $12 copay for a one-month (30-day) supply of all drugs covered in this tier
  • You will be reimbursed up to 14% of the plan allowable cost for generic drugs purchased out-of-network until total yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700. You will be reimbursed up to the discounted price for brand name drugs purchased out-of-network until total yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700.
  • You will be reimbursed up to 14% of the plan allowable cost for generic drugs purchased out-of-network until total yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700. You will be reimbursed up to the discounted price for brand name drugs purchased out-of-network until total yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700.
  • You will be reimbursed up to 14% of the plan allowable cost for generic drugs purchased out-of-network until total yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700. You will be reimbursed up to the discounted price for brand name drugs purchased out-of-network until total yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700.
  • You will not be reimbursed for the difference between the Out-of-Network Pharmacy charge and the plan's In-Network allowable amount.
    After your yearly out-of-pocket drug costs reach $4 700 you will be reimbursed for drugs purchased out-of-network up to the plan's cost of the drug minus your cost share which is the greater of:
  • 5% coinsurance or
  • $2.60 copay for generic (including brand drugs treated as generic) and a $6.50 copay for all other drugs.
  • You will not be reimbursed for the difference between the Out-of-Network Pharmacy charge and the plan's In-Network allowable amount.

    Dental ServicesIn general preventive dental benefits (such as cleaning) not covered.
    $30 copay for Medicare-covered dental benefits
    $40 copay for comprehensive dental benefits

    Hearing ServicesHearing aids not covered.
  • $30 copay for Medicare-covered diagnostic hearing exams
  • $30 copay for up to 1 supplemental routine hearing exam(s) every year
  • $40 copay for hearing exams.

    Vision Services$0 copay for
  • one pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery
  • $0 to $30 copay for exams to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the eye.
  • $30 copay for up to 1 supplemental routine eye exam(s) every year
  • If the doctor provides you services in addition to eye exams separate cost sharing of $30 may apply
    $40 copay for eye exams.
    $0 copay for eye wear.

    Over-the-Counter ItemsThe plan does not cover Over-the-Counter items.

    TransportationThis plan does not cover supplemental routine transportation.

    AcupunctureThis plan does not cover Acupuncture.

    Premium and Other Important InformationIn 2012 the monthly Part B Standard Premium is $99.90 and the annual Part B deductible amount is $140.
    If a doctor or supplier does not accept assignment their costs are often higher which means you pay more.
    Most people will pay the standard monthly Part B premium. However some people will pay a higher premium because of their yearly income (over $85 000 for singles $170 000 for married couples). For more information about Part B premiums based on income call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. You may also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

    Doctor and Hospital ChoiceYou may go to any doctor specialist or hospital that accepts Medicare.

    Inpatient Hospital CareIn 2012 the amounts for each benefit period are:
    Days 1 - 60: $1 156 deductible
    Days 61 - 90: $289 per day
    Days 91 - 150: $578 per lifetime reserve day
    Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for information about lifetime reserve days.
    Lifetime reserve days can only be used once.
    "A ""benefit period"" starts the day you go into a hospital or skilled nursing facility. It ends when you go for 60 days in a row without hospital or skilled nursing care. If you go into the hospital after one benefit period has ended a new benefit period begins. You must pay the inpatient hospital deductible for each benefit period. There is no limit to the number of benefit periods you can have."

    Inpatient Mental Health CareIn 2012 the amounts for each benefit period are:
    Days 1 - 60: $1 156 deductible
    Days 61 - 90: $289 per day
    Days 91 - 150: $578 per lifetime reserve day
    You get up to 190 days of inpatient psychiatric hospital care in a lifetime. Inpatient psychiatric hospital services count toward the 190-day lifetime limitation only if certain conditions are met. This limitation does not apply to inpatient psychiatric services furnished in a general hospital.

    Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)In 2012 the amounts for each benefit period after at least a 3-day covered hospital stay are:
    Days 1 - 20: $0 per day
    Days 21 - 100: $144.50 per day
    100 days for each benefit period.
    "A ""benefit period"" starts the day you go into a hospital or SNF. It ends when you go for 60 days in a row without hospital or skilled nursing care. If you go into the hospital after one benefit period has ended a new benefit period begins. You must pay the inpatient hospital deductible for each benefit period. There is no limit to the number of benefit periods you can have."

    Home Health Care$0 copay.

    HospiceYou pay part of the cost for outpatient drugs and inpatient respite care.
    You must get care from a Medicare-certified hospice.

    Doctor Office Visits20% coinsurance

    Chiropractic ServicesSupplemental routine care not covered
    20% coinsurance for manual manipulation of the spine to correct subluxation (a displacement or misalignment of a joint or body part) if you get it from a chiropractor or other qualified providers.

    Podiatry ServicesSupplemental routine care not covered.
    20% coinsurance for medically necessary foot care including care for medical conditions affecting the lower limbs.

    Outpatient Mental Health Care40% coinsurance for most outpatient mental health services
    Specified copayment for outpatient partial hospitalization program services furnished by a hospital or community mental health center (CMHC). Copay cannot exceed the Part A inpatient hospital deductible.
    """Partial hospitalization program"" is a structured program of active outpatient psychiatric treatment that is more intense than the care received in your doctor's or therapist's office and is an alternative to inpatient hospitalization."

    Outpatient Substance Abuse Care20% coinsurance

    Outpatient Services/Surgery20% coinsurance for the doctor's services
    Specified copayment for outpatient hospital facility services Copay cannot exceed the Part A inpatient hospital deductible.
    20% coinsurance for ambulatory surgical center facility services

    Ambulance Services20% coinsurance

    Emergency Care20% coinsurance for the doctor's services
    Specified copayment for outpatient hospital facility emergency services.
    Emergency services copay cannot exceed Part A inpatient hospital deductible for each service provided by the hospital.
    You don't have to pay the emergency room copay if you are admitted to the hospital as an inpatient for the same condition within 3 days of the emergency room visit.
    Not covered outside the U.S. except under limited circumstances.

    Urgently Needed Care20% coinsurance or a set copay
    NOT covered outside the U.S. except under limited circumstances.

    Outpatient Rehabilitation Services20% coinsurance

    Durable Medical Equipment20% coinsurance

    Prosthetic Devices20% coinsurance

    Diabetes Programs and Supplies20% coinsurance for diabetes self-management training
    20% coinsurance for diabetes supplies
    20% coinsurance for diabetic therapeutic shoes or inserts

    Diagnostic Tests X-Rays Lab Services and Radiology Services20% coinsurance for diagnostic tests and x-rays
    $0 copay for Medicare-covered lab services
    Lab Services: Medicare covers medically necessary diagnostic lab services that are ordered by your treating doctor when they are provided by a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory that participates in Medicare. Diagnostic lab services are done to help your doctor diagnose or rule out a suspected illness or condition. Medicare does not cover most supplemental routine screening tests like checking your cholesterol.

    Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services20% coinsurance Cardiac Rehabilitation services 20% coinsurance for Pulmonary Rehabilitation services 20% coinsurance for Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation services
    This applies to program services provided in a doctor+s office. Specified cost sharing for program services provided by hospital outpatient departments.

    Preventive Services and Wellness/Education ProgramsNo coinsurance copayment or deductible for the following:
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
  • Bone Mass Measurement. Covered once every 24 months (more often if medically necessary) if you meet certain medical conditions.
  • Cardiovascular Screening
  • Cervical and Vaginal Cancer Screening. Covered once every 2 years. Covered once a year for women with Medicare at high risk.
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Influenza Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine for people with Medicare who are at risk
  • HIV Screening. $0 copay for the HIV screening but you generally pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the doctor+s visit. HIV screening is covered for people with Medicare who are pregnant and people at increased risk for the infection including anyone who asks for the test. Medicare covers this test once every 12 months or up to three times during a pregnancy.
  • Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram). Medicare covers screening mammograms once every 12 months for all women with Medicare age 40 and older. Medicare covers one baseline mammogram for women between ages 35-39.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Services Nutrition therapy is for people who have diabetes or kidney disease (but aren+t on dialysis or haven+t had a kidney transplant) when referred by a doctor. These services can be given by a registered dietitian and may include a nutritional assessment and counseling to help you manage your diabetes or kidney disease
  • Personalized Prevention Plan Services (Annual Wellness Visits)
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine. You may only need the Pneumonia vaccine once in your lifetime. Call your doctor for more information.
  • Prostate Cancer Screening + Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test only. Covered once a year for all men with Medicare over age 50.
  • Smoking Cessation (counseling to stop smoking). Covered if ordered by your doctor. Includes two counseling attempts within a 12-month period. Each counseling attempt includes up to four face-to-face visits.
  • Welcome to Medicare Physical Exam (initial preventive physical exam) When you join Medicare Part B then you are eligible as follows. During the first 12 months of your new Part B coverage you can get either a Welcome to Medicare Physical Exam or an Annual Wellness Visit. After your first 12 months you can get one Annual Wellness Visit every 12 months.

  • Kidney Disease and Conditions20% coinsurance for renal dialysis
    20% coinsurance for kidney disease education services

    Outpatient Prescription DrugsMost drugs are not covered under Original Medicare. You can add prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare by joining a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or you can get all your Medicare coverage including prescription drug coverage by joining a Medicare Advantage Plan or a Medicare Cost Plan that offers prescription drug coverage.

    Dental ServicesPreventive dental services (such as cleaning) not covered.

    Hearing ServicesSupplemental routine hearing exams and hearing aids not covered.
    20% coinsurance for diagnostic hearing exams.

    Vision Services20% coinsurance for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the eye.
    Supplemental routine eye exams and glasses not covered.
    Medicare pays for one pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.
    Annual glaucoma screenings covered for people at risk.

    Over-the-Counter ItemsNot covered.

    TransportationNot covered.

    AcupunctureNot covered.

    Point of ServiceYou may go to any doctor specialist or hospital that accepts Medicare.
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    Help is available. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for help paying your Medicare health care and/or prescription drug coverage costs. For more information, visit socialsecurity.gov, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, or apply for help at your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) office.

    If you have questions about Medicare, visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.