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Does Medicare Part B Cover Blood Tests For RA Patients Taking Methotrexate 100% After The Deductible?

Does Medicare Part B Cover Blood Tests For RA Patients Taking Methotrexate 100% After The Deductible?

I will be retiring a year from now and joining Medicare. I'm trying to get all of my ducks in a row (so to speak) with what I'll need for my health care coverage. I'm going with traditional and will be getting a supplement plan and a Part D plan. I read today that Medicare Part B covers diagnostic testing at 100% after its annual deductible has been met. That would be nice.

So to those of you who are on Medicare, are taking methotrexate for their RA, and are getting regular blood tests -… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks for providing your experience with this HeyJude53.

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I problem!

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

All I can say is I’ve never paid for my blood work !!

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks for the info HeyJude53. It's a bit murky as to whether or not blood screening is included 100% for chronic conditions with Part B or is 20% co-insurance which would be covered in full by a G plan but not a high deductible G plan that I'm considering. I'm fairly sure that the Medicare approved rate for a blood draw and tests is reasonable so 20% of that would be affordable.

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am on Medicare , plan G !!! With Aetna as my secondary.
I’ve never had to pay for my blood work!! I was told the “Advantage “ plans are. Basically for people who are pretty healthy.
I sadly am not. I went thru cancer, have neuropathy , fibromyalgia, arthritis , and a list! But I have been very happy as most bills have been covered .

posted 5 months ago
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