People With Medicare
Drug Coverage and Costs
Medicare prescription drug coverage, also known as Part D, covers some of the drugs you will need to take to treat cancer. You need to join a Medicare drug plan to get your drugs covered. Learn how to join a plan.
If you have cancer, Medicare Part B will pay for many of your drugs. This is especially the case with drugs that fight your cancer, or chemotherapy drugs. Medicare Part B also covers doctor visits, outpatient hospital care, and other services. Learn what services Medicare covers under Part B.
It can be hard to understand why Medicare covers some drugs under Part D and others under Part B. But it is important to know the difference. How you get your drugs and what you pay will differ if Medicare Part B or Part D covers your drugs.