Medicare Part B covers medical services and products that are clinically required to treat your health condition. This can include outpatient care, preventive services, ambulance services, and long lasting medical equipment. It likewise covers part-time or intermittent home health and rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy, if they are ordered by a physician to treat your condition.
Some of the preventive services Medicare Part B covers include a one-time “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit, flu and hepatitis B shots, cardiovascular screenings, cancer screenings, diabetes screenings, and more. For a complete list of preventive services covered under Medicare Part B, refer to the Medicare handbook, “Medicare and You.”
If you remain in a Medicare Advantage strategy, you would get both your Medicare Part A and Part B protection through a private medical insurance business contracted with Medicare. By law, Medicare Advantage plans must provide at least the exact same level of coverage as Original Medicare, and some strategies consist of extra protection not included in Original Medicare such as routine dental and/or vision, hearing, and even prescription drug coverage.