Although Medicare covers a long list of health care services, the program also leaves a fair amount of gaps – and unfortunately, many of these come in the area of preventive care. There are, however, some services that the Medicare program will cover. Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of which part of Medicare covers what type of care.
In determining just exactly what is covered, it is important to first consider whether or not you will meet the basic eligibility criteria – and this will depend upon various factors. For example:
Also, Original Medicare may also still require you to pay the normal amount of its deductible and / or coinsurance for certain preventive care services. Some of these services may include diabetes self-management trainings and screenings for glaucoma.
In any case, it is essential to closely follow the guideline that Medicare has established for receiving your preventive care services. This will help you to ensure that Medicare will cover the services that are supposed to be covered and that you are not required to pay more for not following the proper procedures.