Medicare's Part B ("medical insurance") pays for doctors' visits, laboratory and imaging tests, outpatient treatment, ambulances, and more, but you have to pay a monthly premium, an annual deductible, and co-payments.
Part B Medical Insurance: What You Pay
Medicare Part B is medical insurance that is intended to help pay doctor bills for treatment either in or out of the hospital, as well as many of the other medical expenses you incur when you ar
What Services Medicare Part B Will Cover
Part B medical insurance is intended to cover basic medical services provided by doctors, clinics, and laboratories.
Services Not Covered by Medicare Part B
The categories of medical treatment and services listed below are not covered by Medicare.
Hold Harmless Rule Protects Social Security From Medicare Premium Increases
There is a special rule for Social Security recipients, called the “hold harmless rule,” that ensures that Social Security checks will not decline from one year to the next because of increases in
Medicare Payments for Outpatient Therapy
How much Medicare pays for outpatient physical therapy (PT), speech-language therapy (SLP), and occupational therapy (OT) depends on where you receive the therapy.
How to Appeal Your Original Medicare Part A or Part B Denial
If you are denied Medicare coverage or payment for a hospital stay or doctor's visit, here's how to appeal.
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits
Nolo's book explains how Medicare works and discusses Medicare coverage, premiums, and co-insurance in detail.
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits
Nolo's book covers the basics of Social Security's disability program.