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How do I know what part of my care is covered under Medicare?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

You will know what part of your care is covered under Medicare by reviewing your Evidence of Coverage (EOC). It specifies exactly which services are covered under Medicare, how to get your services and how much you can expect to pay for them. It also contains information about your rights, benefits and responsibilities, coverage determination, filing an appeal, or grievances.

Once a year, around fall, you should receive your Annual Notice of Change (ANOC). The ANOC includes changes in coverage, costs, or service area. Medicare coverage and costs change each year, so review both booklets carefully to stay abreast of updates.

If you have any other questions, contact Medicare or your specific Medicare-approved company.

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