Coverage for Mammograms
Part B pays for most of an annual screening mammogram for women
with Medicare who are 40 and older.
screening mammogram is a preventive service for women with no signs
or symptoms of breast cancer. You will pay the usual 20 percent
co-payment, and Medicare will pay the remaining 80 percent even
if you have not met your annual Part B deductible, according to
Medicare and You 2001, published by the Health Care Financing Administration.
Find this online at www.medicare.gov.
Part B also helps pay for diagnostic mammograms as prescribed. A
diagnostic mammogram is ordered to help diagnose where there are
signs or symptoms of breast cancer.
mammograms are subject to a 20 percent co-pay and the Part B deductible.
The Part B deductible is $100 for 2001 and is subject to change
each calendar year.
more information, call 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) or check out
the web site www.medicare.gov
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