Medicare has two billing parts. Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) helps to pay for hospital services. Medicare Part B (medical insurance) helps to pay for clinic services, doctor fees and outpatient services.

In some cases, Medicare Part B payments may be made directly to you. When this happens, patients will be responsible for reimbursing Mayo Clinic for any payments they receive and for any portions not covered by Medicare or supplemental or secondary insurance.

If you have any additional insurance coverage, please provide this information to Mayo Clinic at the time you are making your appointment.

If you are unsure if Medicare is your primary insurance provider, please refer to the Medicare Secondary Payer Questionnaire (PDF).

Please be aware that some specialty practices are closed to new patients with Medicare, even if those patients are currently established in another specialty practice.

Resources The official U.S. government site for Medicare What Medicare covers

Arizona Medical Assistance (Medicaid)

Florida Medical Assistance (Medicaid)

Minnesota Medical Assistance (Medicaid)