When are Hepatitis B Shots Covered by Medicare?


It is possible to try to prevent Hepatitis B and the way to go about it is to get yourself a screening for the potential of Hepatitis B.  You may not know what these reasons are that you could get it but your doctor will and some of it is outlined briefly below.  As you do not want to deal with the effects of Hepatitis B on your own it is highly recommended that you get this screening if you fall in to the following groups.

If you have hemophilia, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or a condition that increases your risk for infection you could be at higher risk for Hepatitis B.  Other factors may increase your risk for Hepatitis B, so check with your doctor.  You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount, and the Part B deductible applies when you go to have this procedure done.

It may be scary to you to have these types of test done because the results can be so scary if you do indeed test positive.  However, the early detection and prevention of this type of situation is something that you will want to have on your side.  Don’t hesitate to go get yourself screened if you are at risk for Hepatitis B.


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