Medicare part B covers some of your inpatient medical costs, and is typically offered by Medicare Part A. Medicare part A covers some of your outpatient care, and is usually offered by a private insurance provider. The coverage options for Medicare part B can vary depending on when you receive it, as well as what Medicare program you are enrolled in.
Understand What Medications Are Covered
There are two main medications that Medicare part B covers: pain relievers (including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs), and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs). Both of these medications can help to relieve your symptoms after receiving an injury or undergoing surgery, but there are certain situations in which one of these medications cannot be used, due to the dangers of their side effects. In these situations, you may need to find other coverage options for Medicare part B. There are also certain situations in which you must get referrals from your primary care doctor in order to receive the coverage you need. Because the list of medications that Medicare part B covers may be quite long, and because providers of the medications often bill Medicare directly, it is important that you understand the types of coverage available to you and where you will get the help you need to receive and manage your medications.
Two places that you can find out more about Medicare part B coverage and the specifics of each type of coverage available to you are: The Medicare website, and your local Medicare representative. The Medicare website allows you to search databases of specific medications, as well as detailed descriptions of the types of coverage that are offered. You can also request a copy of your most recent Medicare claims history, which allows you to see exactly which medications are covered by the Medicare program, as well as how much each type of medication cost. You can even see how much each type of service cost, and what service is medicated for. Your local Medicare representative can provide you with the information you need in order to make an informed decision about medicare part b.