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
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
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
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Last Editorial Review: 10/14/2002
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