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Glaucoma Screening Medicare Coverage Detailed

Your Medicare Coverage

Glaucoma Screening Detailed

Coverage: Conditions that must be met before Medicare will provide coverage, and limits to coverage.

Medicare covers glaucoma screening, once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma. This includes people with diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, or African-Americans who are age 50 or older. The screening must be done or supervised by an eye doctor who is legally allowed to do this service in your state.

CoPayment: The amount you need to pay.

You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the doctor's services, and the Part B deductible applies.

In a hospital outpatient setting, you pay a copayment.

Medicare Part: The part of Medicare that pays for this service or supply.


Organization Name: The organization name that this coverage topic is associated with.

Important Notes: Details regarding important notes about the coverage.

You must pay an annual $147 deductible for Part B services and supplies before Medicare begins to pay its share.