What Is Medicare Part B?

Medicare Part B, also known as “medical insurance,” covers three types of services:

  • Medically Necessary Out-Patient Services - A service will be determined as “medically necessary” if it is needed to effectively diagnose and treat a health condition. Some medically necessary services include doctor office visits

  • Durable Medical Equipment - This includes wheelchairs, crutches, home hospital beds, diabetic supplies, etc.

  • Preventive Services - Services that help prevent illnesses, like the flu, or detect illnesses at earlier stages, when treatment is most likely to be more effective.

Part B includes medical services, like doctors’ services, outpatient care, occupational therapy, etc. Learn more about Part B coverage by clicking here.