Diabetes Supplies, What Medicare Covers (cont.)

4. Glaucoma screening

Medicare Part B covered preventive services: Once every 12 months. Must be done or supervised by an eye doctor who is legally allowed to do this service in your state.

Who is covered: People with Medicare who are at high risk for glaucoma, including people with diabetes or family history of glaucoma.

What you pay: In the Original Medicare Plan, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount after the yearly Part B deductible.

5. Referrals for more information (Medicare Carrier)

If you have general questions about Medicare Part B, call your Medicare Carrier.

Medicare rights

As a Medicare patient, you have certain guaranteed rights. You have them whether you are in the Original Medicare Plan, a Medicare managed care plan (like an HMO), or a Medicare Private Fee-for-Service plan. These rights and protections are described in your Medicare & You handbook and include the right to appeal any decision about your Medicare services. For more detailed information about your rights and protections, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get a free copy of the booklet Your Medicare Rights and Protections.

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This information has been provided with the kind permission of Medicare.gov (www.medicare.gov).

Last Editorial Review: 10/14/2002

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