Medicare Part B and Mammograms
Question: How does Medicare pay on a mammogram?
Answer: Mammograms are covered under Medicare Part B. Medicare will cover one screening mammogram every 12 months for women 40 and older. If your doctor accepts Medicare assignment, you pay nothing for this service. If you have a situation where your doctor is ordering a more frequent mammogram, that coverage is determined on a case by case basis, based on your condition diagnosis. More frequent mammograms may be subject to the Medicare Part B deductible and coinsurance. This coverage is enhanced in 2011 as of the healthcare reform bill being enacted.