Is it true Medicare doesn’t cover dental, vision, or hearing aids?

Under Original Medicare Part A & Part B, the following are NOT covered:

  • Hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids.
  • Most dental care, dental procedures, or supplies, like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) will pay for certain dental services you get when you’re in a hospital.
  • Medicare doesn’t cover eye exams (sometimes called “eye refractions”) for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
  • Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers eye exams for diabetic retinopathy once each year if you have diabetes. You may be responsible for a copay or deductible.

Some Medicare Advantage plans offer dental, vision, and hearing supplemental benefits. Talk to your agent to find a plan that provides these if it is important to you.

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