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Definition of Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B: The Medicare program that covers physician and outpatient services.

Medicare is the United States government's health insurance program for the aged and some disabled persons. Medicare is currently available to people 65 and older and to people with certain disabilities.

Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4319
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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