We Accept Medicare for Medical Dermatology

by in February 2017 June 4, 2019

Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States created to provide health coverage for Americans 65 and older.

The program offers a number of inpatient, outpatient, and prescription benefits and is divided into four parts – Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, and Medicare Part D.

Despite this comprehensive coverage, many individuals wonder, “Does Medicare cover medical dermatology visits?” The answer to this question is yes. We accept Medicare for medical dermatology.

Continue reading to learn all about medical dermatology and the types of concerns that Medicare Part B typically covers.

What Is Medical Dermatology?

Medical dermatology is an area of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological conditions involving the skin, hair, nails, and surrounding mucous membranes.

What Concerns Can Medical Dermatology Address?

Patients often seek medical dermatology care from a board-certified dermatologist for a number of concerns and disorders.

These can include the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, melanomas, skin tumors and growths, hair loss, scars, age-related skin changes, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, dermatitis, and warts.

Can Patients Use Medicare for Medical Dermatology Care?

Medicare Part B, also known as medical insurance, covers outpatient expenses, such as physician visits and diagnostic tests. This component of Medicare offers benefits for medically necessary diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

Most medical dermatology issues meet this criterion. Accordingly, patients will be required to pay 20 percent of the Medicare-approved cost of their visit.

Medicare Advantage is another health insurance program that offers patients Medicare Part A and Part B coverage through a private health insurance company.

This option tends to have varying co-payments for primary care physicians and specialists. Dermatologists fall under the specialist category.

We Accept Medicare for Medical Dermatology

We are pleased to accept Medicare for medical dermatology concerns.

If you have noticed any skin changes, have an acute or chronic dermatological condition, or are seeking an annual skincare screening, please call Reston Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced board-certified dermatologists.

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