Depression screenings
Diabetes screenings
Diabetes self-management training
Glaucoma tests
Hepatitis C screening test
HIV screening
Mammograms (screening)
Nutrition therapy services
Obesity screenings & counseling
One-time “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit
Prostate cancer screenings
Sexually transmitted infections screening & counseling
Shots: •Flu shots
             •Hepatitis B shots
            •Pneumococcal shots
Tobacco use cessation counseling
Yearly "Wellness" visit

Part B covers 2 types of services.

  • Medically necessary services: Services or supplies that are needed to diagnose or treat your medical condition and that meet accepted standards of medical practice.
  • Preventive services: Health care to prevent illness (like the flu) or detect it at an early stage, when treatment is most likely to work best.

What Part B Covers

Part B: Doctors

Your Medicare coverage will begin on the first of the month of your birthday, unless plan enrollment is later, then coverage will begin the first of the month after enrolling.

Clinical research  
Ambulance services
Durable medical equipment
Mental health
   Partial hospitalization
Getting a second opinion before surgery
Limited outpatient prescription drugs
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
Alcohol misuse screenings & counseling
Bone mass measurements (bone density)
Cardiovascular disease screenings
Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy)
Cervical & vaginal cancer screening
Colorectal cancer screenings

Part A: Hospital



          If you are already receiving your social security retirement benefits, Medicare should mail your card 3 months before you turn 65. If you are not receiving these benefits, you must either call or visit a Social Security office, or log into your account and request your card. You can request your card 3 months before the month of your 65th birthday. 

What is Original Medicare?

Original Medicare consists of Part A & Part B:

Part A Hospital Insurance - Most people don't pay a premium for Part A if they are eligible for Social Security Benefits. Individuals who have worked at least 40 quarters (10 years), and have paid Medicare taxes.  Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, including critical access hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities (not custodial or long-term care). It also helps cover hospice care and some home health care. Beneficiaries must meet certain conditions to get these benefits.

         Part B Medical Insurance - Most people pay a monthly premium ($148.50 monthly) for Part B. Medicare Part B medical insurance helps cover doctors' services and outpatient care. It also covers some other medical services that Part A doesn't. The services of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, as well as home health care. Part B helps pay for these covered services and supplies when they are medically necessary.

Part A Covers:

  • Hospital care
  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Nursing home care (NOT LONG TERM CARE)
  • Hospice
  • Home health services