Does Medicare cover ultrasound for dense breast tissue?

Medicare covers ultrasound for dense breast tissue when it is medically necessary. While Medicare covers mammograms as screening tools for breast cancer, ultrasound for dense breast tissue is only covered as a diagnostic tool. Ultrasound for dense breast tissue is covered under Medicare Part B and is subject to a deductible and coinsurance. Medicare Advantage plans may have different coverage for breast ultrasound.

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