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Part B is medical coverage. It covers doctor visits, clinic services and care you receive as an outpatient.

Medicare Part B helps pay for care you receive in a clinic or hospital as an outpatient. Part B also covers most doctor services you receive as a hospital inpatient. Most other hospital services are covered by Part A.


What Does Medicare Part B Cover?


Medicare Part B covers doctor visits and most routine and emergency medical services. It also covers some preventive care, like flu shots. The list below shows more examples of what Part B covers.

What Does Medicare Part B Cost?

Some people automatically get Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), and some people need to sign up for Part B. Learn how and when you can sign up for Part B.


If you don't sign up for Part B when you're first eligible, you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty.

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