How Medicare Part B Benefits are provided:
Medicare Part B doesn’t have eligibility requirements like Part A does. There is no “benefit period” limitation and no required hospital stay before benefits in a skilled-nurse community are available.
Covered Part B Services:
If you buy Part B coverage, it will pay toward covered doctor’s services while you’re in a skilled-nursing community, but remember that you have an annual deductible and that you pay 20%.
Part B may also pay toward rehabilitation therapy services if you have used up Part A coverage for a spell of illness. If you have used up your 100 days of Part A skilled-nursing coverage, but you still need to say in our community, you would have to pay for our charges on your own. You can submit a claim to Medicare Part B for the therapy services and receive reimbursement for covered services.
Services Not Covered with Medicare Part B:
- Routine physical exams and tests
- Routine foot care
- Eye and hearing exams for prescribing or fitting eyeglasses or hearing adis
- Immunizations, except for flu and pneumonia