Part B (Medical Insurance)
Colorectal cancer screenings
These screenings are designed to help find precancerous growths. The purpose is early cancer detection. By detecting caner early, treatment can be more effective. There are many screenings which can be performed to detest the various types of cancer which include but are not limited to the following:
Multi-target stool DNA test – to detect colorectal cancer or precancerous lesions
Screening fecal occult test – to detect colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum
Screening flexible sigmoidoscopy – to detect colorectal cancer or precancerous lesions
Screening colonoscopy – for detecting the presence of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps
Screening barium enema - to detect colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
A treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep your breathing airways open; used to treat sleep-related breathing disorders. May also be used to treat pre-matured infants who have underdeveloped lungs.
A defibrillator is used to control heart fibrillation by application of an electric current to the chest wall or heart.
Depression screenings are covered by Part B once per year. The screening must be done by a primary care doctor in a primary care setting and follow up treatment must also be provided.
Diabetes screening, self-management training, and supplies
If your doctor determines that you are at risk for diabetes, Medicare will cover up to two screenings every 12 months. To aid you in managing and coping with diabetes, Medicare covers diabetes outpatient training.