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Does Medicare Cover Glaucoma Screening?
Once every 12 months Medicare will cover a glaucoma screening for people at high risk for glaucoma. High risk candidates include people with diabetes, people with a family history of glaucoma or African-Americans who are age 50 and older. Glaucoma screenings must be done by, or supervised by, an eye doctor who is legally permitted to perform the screening in your state.
How Much Do You Pay?
You pay for 20% of the Medicare approved amount under Medicare Part B.
You must pay a $135 deductible for any Medicare Part B services and supplies before Medicare begins to pay its share. If a doctor, health care provider or supplier does not accept assignment; the amount you pay may be higher.