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Descriptor English: Medicare Part B
Descriptor Spanish: Medicare Part B
Descriptor Portuguese: Medicare Part B
Descriptor French: Medicare part B (USA)
Entry term(s): Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance Program
Part B, Medicare
Program, SMI
Programs, SMI
SMI Program
SMI Programs
Supplementary Medical Insurance Program, Medicare
Tree number(s): N03.219.521.346.506.564.663.515
N03.219.521.576.343.840.754
N03.706.615.699
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016345
Scope note: The voluntary portion of Medicare, known as the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Program, that includes physician's services, home health care, medical services, outpatient hospital services, and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services. All persons entitled to Medicare Part A may enroll in Medicare Part B on a monthly premium basis.
Annotation: specify state if given
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Fees, Medical (1972-1977)
Medicare (1979-1990)
Public MeSH Note: 91
History Note: 91
Entry Version: MEDICARE B
DeCS ID: 29042
Unique ID: D016345
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1990/05/29
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Medicare Part B - Preferred
Concept UI M0024980
Scope note The voluntary portion of Medicare, known as the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Program, that includes physician's services, home health care, medical services, outpatient hospital services, and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services. All persons entitled to Medicare Part A may enroll in Medicare Part B on a monthly premium basis.
Preferred term Medicare Part B
Entry term(s) Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance Program
Part B, Medicare
Program, SMI
Programs, SMI
SMI Program
SMI Programs
Supplementary Medical Insurance Program, Medicare



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