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What medical supplies and equipment does Medicare Part B cover?

What medical supplies and equipment does Medicare Part B cover?

Medicare Part B helps pay for durable medical equipment such as oxygen equipment, wheelchairs, walkers, and other medically necessary equipment that your doctor prescribes to use in your home. Other items covered by Medicare include:

  • arm, leg, back and neck braces
  • medical supplies such as ostomy bags, surgical dressings, splints and casts
  • breast prostheses following a mastectomy
  • one pair of eyeglasses with an intraocular lens after cataract surgery

Medicare pays for different kinds of durable medical equipment in different ways. Some equipment must be rented, other equipment must be purchased. 1-800-Medicare can provide more specific information. You should also visit the Your Medicare Coverage section of Medicare's website for expanded information regarding your current coverage under the Original Medicare Plan.

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