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Items and Services NOT Covered Under Medicare


Have you ever wondered what items and services Medicare does NOT cover? The Medical Learning Network, part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has a resource on its website that explains what is typically not covered, and where there are exceptions to the rule.

CMS has four categories of items and services that are not covered under Medicare:

  • Services and supplies that are not medically reasonable and necessary
  • Non-covered items and services
  • Services and supplies denied as bundled or included in the basic allowance of another service
  • Items and services reimbursable by other organizations or furnished without charge

You can access this valuable resource here: Items and Services Not Covered Under Medicare

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