Some people automatically get Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), and some people need to sign up for Part B. Your USA Medicare advisers can explain if you need to sign up for Part B and who gets it automatically.
Part B covers a variety of medical services
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers doctor and other health care providers’ services and outpatient care. Part B also covers durable medical equipment, home health care, and some preventive services.
You pay nothing for most preventive services if you get the services from a health care provider who accepts assignment. Part B covers things like:
How much does Part B cost?
You pay a premium each month for Part B. Your Part B premium will be automatically deducted from your benefit payment if you get benefits from one of these:
If you don’t get these benefit payments, you’ll get a bill.
Most people will pay the standard premium amount. In 2020 this amount is $144.60 per month.
Part B deductible & coinsurance
In 2020, you pay $198 for your Part B deductible. After you meet your deductible for the year, you typically pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for these:
There are 5 different types of Medicare coverage — Part A, B, C, and D, as well as Medicare Supplement plans. Click on an option below to learn more about these types of Medicare coverage.