Medicare covers annual vision exam for diabetics

Aug 11, 2008

  1. insurance0707
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    I came across this site when I was looking for specifics about what Medicare covers for vision. The GM retiree's are very concerned about vision coverage. This site gave good information on what Medicare does cover. The one thing that I didn't know about is if your diabetic Medicare will pay for an eye exam once every 12 months to check for vision loss due to the condition. I have a lot of diabetic clients that will find this useful. I'm sure some of you guys might also. Here's the link that lists the information

    Medicare Interactive - When does Medicare cover eye care?
     
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    Great information. I didn't know that either and I thought I knew "everything". :D
     
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    I've been doing this for close to 20 years myself....don't know how that one slipped by me
     
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but is this still in place?
     
    healther, Jul 29, 2011
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    Good call, I could have checked there first. Just have had some issues with looking up procedures through that search engine.

    For instance, select Anesthesia (Inpatient). It will tell you it's covered under Part A, Patient responsibility is 20% and they have to fulfill their Part B Deductible of $162. Say what???
     
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    Yep. Medicare covers an annual eye exam for diabetics because they may develop diabetic retinopathy from the disease.
     
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