Yearly Eye Exams for Diabetes May be Covered by Medicare

Diabetes can have many far reaching effects due to the nature of the condition and your insurance needs to be able to help with the care.  Medicare can help to soften the blow that is caused by diabetes thanks to the coverage that is extended with your policy.  One of the ways that Medicare can help is by covering some eye tests that will help to determine the extent of your diabetes effects.

Medicare Part B covers a yearly eye exam for diabetic retinopathy by an eye doctor who is legally allowed by the state to do the test.  You can find out if the doctor is allowed to perform the test by contacting your Medicare provider and see if they will give you a list.  By going from this approach you can guarantee that your coverage will be extended and you will have no questions.

You are probably wondering at this point, how much will this really cost me in respect to my out-of-pocket expenses.  In 2011, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the doctor’s services. In a hospital outpatient setting, you pay a copayment to take care of your end of the obligation.

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