Medicare Parts A and B Don’t Cover
- Diabetes pills, insulin if you are not using an insulin pump, or syringes.
- Regular eye exams, prescription sunglasses, or contact lenses.
- Routine foot care, such as nail trimming or removal of corns and calluses.
- Custodial care provided in a nursing home or private home when that is the only kind of care needed. Custodial care includes help in walking, getting in and out of bed, bathing, dressing, eating, taking medicines, and other activities of daily living.
For more information on Medicare, call the Medicare hotline at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). For a more detailed explanation of Medicare, ask for a free copy of the Medicare & You handbook and check out the Medicare Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov.