Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Pap tests and pelvic exams to check for cervical and vaginal cancer. As part of the exam, Part B also covers a clinical breast exam to check for breast cancer. Part B covers these screening tests:
• Once every 24 months for all women
• Once every 12 months if you’re at high risk for cervical or vaginal cancer, or if you’re of childbearing age and have had an abnormal Pap test in the past 36 months
All women with Medicare are covered.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the lab Pap test. You also pay nothing for the Pap test specimen collection, pelvic exam and breast exam if the doctor accepts assignment.